Dr Priscilla – Best presenter at 13th Global Conference on business & social sciences

Congratulations and a big shout out to Dr Priscilla Das, Faculty of Medicine for being named the Best Presenter at the prestigious Global Conference on Business & Social Sciences.

The event took place at Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 17 and 18 June 2022. Dr Priscilla presented “Association between Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Coping Styles among Malaysian University Students during COVID-19 Outbreak” in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Dr Rebecca Wong and Dr Saravanan Kumar from the Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University.

According to Dr Priscilla, the goal was to evaluate the relationship between stress, depression, anxiety, and coping techniques among university students. The study comprised 108 university students aged 19 to 74 years old.

“Depression is connected to acceptance, venting, behavioural disengagement, and self-blame, all correlated to anxiety. Stress is associated with acceptance, self-distraction, denial, venting, behavioural disengagement, and self-blame.

“In conclusion, Maladaptive coping methods such as venting, behavioural disengagement, and self-blame have a major impact on university students’ stress, anxiety and depression levels,” said Dr Priscilla.

Dr Priscilla expressed that a deeper knowledge of the underlying influence of coping strategies on stress, depression, and anxiety among university students during the Covid-19 outbreak will be gained through this study, allowing for early intervention and improved outcomes.

The 13th Global Conference on Business & Social Sciences aimed to provide a platform for participants to share their experience and research findings via presentations and publications, besides providing possible solutions to the current industry’s issues.