Competition, Anxiety, and Depression in the College Classroom: Variations by Student Identity and Field of Study

  title={Competition, Anxiety, and Depression in the College Classroom: Variations by Student Identity and Field of Study},
  author={J. Posselt and Julie R. Sarah Ketchen Lipson},
  journal={Journal of College Student Development},
  pages={973 - 989}
Abstract:In light of rising academic stress and an increase in diagnosed mental illnesses among adolescents and young adults, this article offers the first comprehensive analysis of relationships between perceived competition and depression/anxiety among college students. Analyses were conducted by using clinically validated instruments for depression and anxiety and a diverse, national sample of 40,350 undergraduates from 70 institutions. Multivariate logistic regressions reveal that high… Expand

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