Diferencias de género en ansiedad y depresión en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios

  1. María Pilar Matud Aznar
  2. Francisco Díaz
  3. Laura Aguilera Ávila
  4. Mª Vanesa Rodríguez
  5. María José Matud Aznar
Psicopatología Clínica Legal y Forense

ISSN: 1576-9941

Year of publication: 2003

Volume: 3

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-15

Type: Article

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This study analyzes gender differences in the most frequent mental health symptomatology in students. For this purpose, a cross-sectional study was carried out on a sample of university students comprised of 501 women and 325 men, aged between 18 and 25 years old. They responded to Goldberg’s General Health questionnaire in the scale version (GHQ-28) and to several stress measurements. Although the effect size was low, significant gender differences were found, as well as differences as a function of level of studies. After controlling the effect of stress, we found that the women had more somatic and anxiety symptomatology and more insomnia than the men, but there were no significant differences in depression symptomatology. Gender is a relevant variable in anxiety and somatization among university students, but the level of studies also affects mental health.