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      Depression and Its Contributing Factors: A study among staff of an academic institution in Malaysia

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      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal

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          Information on depression and its contributing factors among the staff of the academic institution is sparse. Hence, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of depression among them and investigate its contributing factors. We used the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale 21-item and pro forma questionnaires to assess the presence of depression, sociodemographic factors, personal factors and job-related factors. Of 278 participants, 27.7% had clinical depression. Contributing factors include inadequate workplace facilities, low-tier job category, working in urban campus and low income. Addressing factors underpin depression among staff in the academic institution is crucial to ensure early interventions can be offered.

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          Journal
          Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
          E-BPJ
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4287
          November 01 2019
          December 31 2019
          : 4
          : 12
          : 61
          Article
          10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1894
          © 2019

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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