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TJFMPC. 2018; 12(4): 264-274

Examination of the Relationship Among Depressive Symptom, Loneliness and Eating Attitudes in University Students with Sociodemographic Characteristics

Arzu Yıldırım, Rabia Hacıhasanoğlu Aşılar, papatya karakurt, cantürk çapık, necla kasımoğlu.

Objective: This study was conducted to examine the prevalence of and factors related to depression, loneliness and eating disorder among university students.
Method: This cross-sectional study was performed with 2600 Erzincan University students. Data were collected by a descriptive form, Beck Depression Inventory, The UCLA Loneliness Scale and Eating Attitudes Test. In the analysis of the data numbers, percentages, minimum and maximum values, mean, standard deviations, Pearson’s Correlation Analysis, Student t-test, Mann Whitney-U Test, Kruskall Wallis variance test and one way ANOVA were used.
Results: The mean UCLA Loneliness Scale score of all students was 39.30±9.47. The prevalence was 32.8% for the risk of depression and 8.5% for the risk of disordered eating disorder. There was a weak-positive relationship between the Beck Depression Inventory and Eating Attitudes Test, UCLA Loneliness Scale average score (p

Key words: University students, depression, loneliness, eating disorder, nursing.

Article Language: Turkish English

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