International Journal of Orofacial Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57--60

A study of association between depression and self-esteem among dental students of Udaipur


Nilesh Bhanawat1, Vijay Maheshwari2, Gunjan Joshi3, Parshad Dhaduk3, Arshdeep Singh2, Ramandeep Singh Gambhir4, Harkiranjot Kahlon5 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
4 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
5 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramandeep Singh Gambhir
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Rajpura - 140 401, Punjab
India

Background: Depression is a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer and tends to have negative and self-critical thoughts. The purpose of the present study was to explain the correlation between depression and self-esteem among dental students of Udaipur. Materials and Methods: Three hundred and fourteen students participated in the study. Self-esteem was estimated using Rosenberg method using 4-point Likert scale format ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Beck depression inventory is a 21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory and was used for measuring the severity of depression with a 4-point scale ranging on severity. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate means. T-test and Pearson's correlation were used for statistical analysis. Results: The mean scores of depression and self-esteem were found to be 9.11 ± 10.11and 20.11 ± 5.17, respectively, and a negative correlation was found between depression and self-esteem (r = −0.38). The mean score of self-esteem of male participants was higher, i.e., 22.24 ± 5.16 and the mean depression score was lesser, i.e., 10.12 ± 7.82 and the findings were statistically significant. Conclusion: The present research suggests that low self-esteem and depression have strong negative correlation. Improving self-esteem reduces risk of depression regardless of whether the individual is enduring stressful or nonstressful life experiences.


How to cite this article:
Bhanawat N, Maheshwari V, Joshi G, Dhaduk P, Singh A, Gambhir RS, Kahlon H. A study of association between depression and self-esteem among dental students of Udaipur.Int J Orofac Res 2017;2:57-60


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Bhanawat N, Maheshwari V, Joshi G, Dhaduk P, Singh A, Gambhir RS, Kahlon H. A study of association between depression and self-esteem among dental students of Udaipur. Int J Orofac Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 May 14 ];2:57-60
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