This paper examines factors associated with depression in students attending the University of the West Indies Mona campus, Jamaica. Students with a chronic condition or a disability manifested higher depression scores than those without.
Objective: This project examines the factors associated with depression in students attending the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
Method: Students enrolled in the Foundation courses during the first and second semesters of the 2005/2006 academic year were administered the Brief Screen for Depression as well as a demographic questionnaire as part of a larger study.
The Beck Depression Inventory – II is one of the gold standard screening tools for depression. It was validated in a university student population in Jamaica. The scale has reasonably good concurrent validity and acceptable discriminant validity.