The predicting roles of reasons for living and social support on depression, anxiety and stress among young people in Malaysia

Noh Amit, Norhayati Ibrahim, Rafidah Aga Mohd Jaladin, Normah Che Din

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Introduction: This research examined the predicting roles of reasons for living and social support on depression, anxiety and stress in Malaysia. Method: This research was carried out on a sample of 263 participants (age range 12-24 years old), from Klang Valley, Selangor. The survey package comprises demographic information, a measure of reasons for living, social support, depression, anxiety and stress. To analyse the data, correlation analysis and a series of linear multiple regression analysis were carried out. Results: Findings showed that there were low negative relationships between all subdomains and the total score of reasons for living and depression. There were also low negative relationships between domain-specific of social support (family and friends) and total social support and depression. In terms of the family alliance, self-acceptance and total score of reasons for living, they were negatively associated with anxiety, whereas family social support was negatively associated with stress. The linear regression analysis showed that only future optimism and family social support found to be the significant predictors for depression. Family alliance and total reasons for living were significant in predicting anxiety, whereas family social support was significant in predicting stress. Conclusion: These findings have the potential to promote awareness related to depression, anxiety, and stress among youth in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume72
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

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Social Support
Anxiety
Depression
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Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Reasons for living
  • Social support
  • Young people

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  • Medicine(all)

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