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ABSTRACT

Background: Depression is one of the major pressing issues in our society today,

especially in adolescents to young adults. Depressive symptoms can negatively impact

the lives of college students. The college years provide a time of academic as well as

personal growth for students. College students face stressors that differ from their peers

who are not in college. College students are at risk of developing depressive symptoms

when adapting the transition from high school life to college life. The ability to adaptively

cope with stressors has been shown to impact an individual’s adjustment to college life.

Purpose: This study will focus on the College Students Saint Louis University

School of Natural Sciences coping mechanism regarding different kinds of stressors

and to determine the specific risk factors that may apply to the students of Saint Louis

University, knowing these risk factors can help students to know if these characteristics

predisposes them to depression and to seek help immediately if ever they feel

symptoms of depression, also these data may help the Guidance Center in helping

students and to determine the most effective compensatory mechanism that can help

students deal with depression. The study will serve as a tool to raise awareness on

depression and other mental health problems and its corresponding outcomes if left

untreated or unsolved.

Methods: The Myers-Briggs Personality Type will be used to identify a student's

personality type, strengths, and preferences. The goal is to allow respondents to further

explore and understand their own personalities including their likes, dislikes, strengths,

weaknesses, possible career preferences, and compatibility with other people.(Ate ano

pa yung mga gagamitin natin sa method para ma add natin dito )


Measurements: Participants in this study will complete the questionnaires (ate

anong mga gagamitin natin measurements?)

Data analysis: