Depression in College-Aged Women Research Proposal by Nicky

Depression in College-Aged Women
A brief discussion and study proposal on gender differences in depression among college students.
# 128099 | 742 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2010 in Psychology (Disorders) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies)

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The paper reveals that college women are more susceptible to depression than men. The paper proposes to analyze some of the fundamental cultural links to women's depression in college, and compare depression rates of females to males. The paper hypothesizes that gender role socialization practices may play a key role in understanding the gender differences in depression.


From the Paper:

"Numerous studies show that twice as many women as men suffer from depression at some point in their lives (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2006). Experts believe that a variety of factors, including biological, psychosocial and cultural factors, are responsible for the increased likelihood of women to suffer from depression, and many believe that college-aged women are especially likely to fall victim to depression.
"A 1999 report, titled Gender Differences In Depression Among College Students: A Multi-Cultural Perspective (Kelly et al., 1999), cited numerous studies, all of which found that female college students frequently had higher rates of depression that their male counterparts."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • William E. Kelly, Kathryn E. Kelly, Franklin C. Brown, Hillary B. Kelly. (March, 1999). Gender Differences in Depression Among College Students: A Multi-Cultural Perspective. College Student Journal.
  • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). (September 20, 2006). Depression in women: Understanding the gender gap. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Girgus, Joan S. (May, 1994). The Emergence of Gender Differences in Depression During Adolescence. Psychological Bulletin. Vol 115(3), 424-443.
  • Shields, S. A. (2000). Thinking about gender, thinking about theory: Gender and emotional experience. In A. Fischer (Ed.), Gender and emotion: Social psychological perspectives (pp. 3-23). New York: Cambridge University Press.

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