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Exploring the Relationship between Depression, Anxiety and Stress by Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2022.030303 | Downloads: 57 | Views: 933


Sining Li 1


1 College of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Macau, Macau, China

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Sining Li


This article recruited 125 young people (51 males and 74 females), of whom 42 were from Hong Kong and 83 from Chinese mainland. Participants filled out the scale online with Chinese version of DASS-21 and Kessler depression scale. The results showed that: (1) the internal consistency reliability of DASS-21 was 0.93, and it also had high reliability in three dimensions, and the whole scale had good structural validity. (2) Anxiety, depression and stress were significantly correlated with depression. Anxiety and stress had a regression relationship with depression respectively. (3) There was no significant difference in sex and region between depression, anxiety and stress.


Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Region difference


Sining Li, Exploring the Relationship between Depression, Anxiety and Stress by Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21. Applied & Educational Psychology (2022) Vol. 3: 17-21. DOI:


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