IMPACT OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
The aim of this research study is to find out cause and effect of clinical depression on academic achievements and performance of students. The Main objective of this chronic mental illness is to find out the striking depth of stress and depression on learning outcomes of students. Factors that impact on academic performance caused by clinical depression were investigated. Literature review indicates that clinical depression negatively impact on academic performance of students in terms of lack of confidence, communication problem, time management and trust issues particularly at university level. Public sector university of Karachi was selected as the population of the study. This research is based on the quantitative method. Questionnaire has been set, as a tool for this research. The sample size included 100 students from twenty departments of eight faculties through simple random sampling. Data analysis has been done by descriptive statistical techniques using percentage method. Closed ended questionnaire tool were designed for the collection of data based on five liker scale. The collected was analyzed and results were at moderate level 33% respondents were strongly agree, 47% agree, 13% neutral while strongly disagree and disagree were7%.The findings of this research shows that clinical depression adversely impact on academic performance of the students at University of Karachi. It affects academic performance as well as it has long term impact on student’s mental performance. The hypothesis considered for this research is accepted.