Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Effects of Depression On Family-Friend Relationship and Academic Success In Medical Faculty, Health High School and Vocational Health High School
Dilek Kuzay
1Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizyoloji, Kırşehir, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.207 Objectives: Depression is an important psychological disorder that can be seen in university students. The aim of this study is to investigate whether depression is influenced by family-friend relationship and academic achievement in medical faculty, health high school and vocational health high school.

Methods: The students" universe consists of a total of 548 first-year students studying at a university in the faculty of medicine (n: 61), health college (n: 236) and health vocational college (n: 251). The study is descriptive and was conducted between 01/05/2017- 01/10/2017. The data were collected through a questionnaire prepared by literature review and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).

Results: It was determined that students with a bad-to-poor condition had higher BDI averages than those with medium to goodto- good average (P <0.001). It was found that the BDI averages of students with a bad-to-very bad friendship status were higher than those of middle to good-best students (p <0.001). It was found that the BDI averages of the students with good-to-good family relations were lower than the average of the middle to poor-poor students (p <0.001).

Conclusion: The results of the study show that depression negatively affects academic achievement, family and friendship relations in students. University students ,who constitute a significant part of society, need counseling services to improve school achievements and strengthen family-friendship relationships. Keywords : Students, academic success, depression, parents, friends