Volume: 10, Number: 07, Year: 2019
Effect of Social Support on Stress, Depression and Psychological Wellbeing of University students
This study reviews the effect of social support on stress, depression and psychological wellbeing of university students. Increase in studentsâ€™ enrolment in higher education has also witnessed dramatic increase in mental health problems. Nowadays lot of money has been invested in education. It is the students that represent the worldâ€™s investment for future. Their mental or psychological health and well-being are very imperative not only for their own growth but also for contributing to the societyâ€™s welfare. Social support is necessary in everybodyâ€™s life during a crisis phase. It helps an individual to overcome the crisis. During university phase a student is likely to experience some challenges and to overcome the challenge they require social support. Given this background in mind this issue was explored in the present study. In this study the researcher used research studies from the year 2008 to 2016. So far as social support is concerned, it has been observed that social support is vital for keeping up great mental and physical wellbeing. As opposed to low social support, abnormal states seem to buffer or secure against the full effect of mental and physical illness.
Paper ID: 15260