Current Psychology

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 123–133 | Cite as

Students under academic stress in a Turkish University: Variables associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety

  • C. Ekin Eremsoy
  • Şeniz Çelimli
  • Tülin GençözEmail author


The present study intended to find out the associated variables of depression and anxiety symptoms for young adults confronted with an academic stress. Ninety-two graduate students, who were actively involved in preparing their thesis, participated in this study. Two regression analyses were conducted to see different variables associated with depression and anxiety symptoms separately. Consistent with the expectations, depression and anxiety had overlapping predictors, such as negative automatic thoughts and hopelessness. However, adequacy of problem-solving abilities seemed to be associated with anxiety symptoms. Findings were discussed in the light of relevant literature.


Anxiety Symptom Depression Symptom Stressful Life Event Current Psychology Counseling Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ekin Eremsoy
    • 1
  • Şeniz Çelimli
    • 1
  • Tülin Gençöz
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityUSA

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