Dr Priscilla Das of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences has triggered a wave of pride among SEGians bagging the Best Presenter Award at the International Conference on Psychology.
The event which took place at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor on 4th and 5th December last year, saw Dr Priscilla presented on the topic “Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Coping Styles Among Malaysian University Students During Pre & Post Covid-19 outbreak.”
According to Dr Priscilla, her intention behind the research was to evaluate the relationships between stress, depression, anxiety, and coping techniques among university students. The study comprised 108 students aged 19 to 74 years old.
“Depression is connected to acceptance and self-blame, which leads to anxiety. Meanwhile stress is associated with self-distraction, venting and self-blame.
“Coping methods such as venting and self-blame leaves a major impact on students’ leading them to do the unexpected,” stressed Dr Priscilla.
Dr Priscilla added that, a deeper knowledge on stress, depression and anxiety, can serve as a coping strategy for an early intervention and improved outcomes.
The International Conference on Psychology (IConPsy 2022) is organised by School of Human Resource Development & Psychology (SHARPS), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
IConPsy 2022 aims to provide exposure and opportunity selection of new ideas and research findings yield studies in psychology, human resource and social sciences.