Your blues ain't like mine: major depression among African-American college women at a coeducational historically black university in a southern state, 2007

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Your blues ain't like mine: major depression among African-American college women at a coeducational historically black university in a southern state, 2007
Creator:
Collins, Shani K.
Contributor to Resource:
Bradley, Josephine
Date of Original:
2007-07-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Arts (MA)
Date of Degree: 2007
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: Department of African and African American Studies
This study examined the variables based on the Beck Depression Index-II, which identifies the symptoms of major depression among African-American women between the ages of 17 through 23 at a co-educational Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in a southern state. A quantitative analysis through the use of descriptive statistics was used to present the results of the survey utilizing the Beck Depression Inventory n, which was given to 78 African-American women participants. The researcher found that while there was not major depression among the 78 women surveyed, there were nine items from the BDI-II that indicated that the women were experiencing mild depression. The BDI-II reports that any two or more variables indicate that the individual is experiencing a problem with depression. The conclusion drawn from these findings indicate that African-American college women between the ages of 18 through 21 are presently at risk for depression. Hence, the findings may prove instrumental in early detection and design and implementation for preventative programs for African-American college women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2007_collins_shani_k
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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