The role of sources of social support on depression and quality of life for university students

Published on Jan 21, 2019in International journal of adolescence and youth
路 DOI :10.1080/02673843.2019.1568887
M.M Alsubaie1
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(King Faisal University),
Helen J. Stain28
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(Leeds Trinity University)
+ 1 AuthorsRuth Wadman11
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(Ebor: University of York)
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ABSTRACTPrevalence of mental health problems in university students is increasing and attributable to academic, financial and social stressors. Lack of social support is a known determinant of ment...
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