Year 2021, Volume 9 , Issue 2, Pages 91 - 105 2021-06-15

Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students

Eid ABO HAMZA [1] , Ahmed HELAL [2]


The objective of the study is to measure the capacity of the working memory, and also to investigate its relationship to life stress and depressive thoughts. The study sample consisted of 50 college students studied on Science and Art major. A cognitive task was designed to measure the working memory capacity based on the determinants found in previous research. The results indicated that there were statistically significant differences in the level of life stress events (high/low) on the task of measuring the working memory capacity. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences neither between genders nor between majors on the task of measuring the working memory capacity. Furthermore, the results reported that there was no statistically significant effect of the interaction of the level of life stress (high/low) and gender (male/female) on the task of measuring working memory capacity. Finally, the results reported that there were significant differences in the level of depressive thoughts (high/low) on the task of measuring working memory. The current research concludes that neither the interaction of stressful life events, gender, and academic major, nor the interaction of depressive thoughts, gender, and academic major have an effect on working memory capacity.
Capacity, Depression, Life event, Stress, Working memory
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Primary Language en
Subjects Psychology
Published Date June 2021
Journal Section Thinking Skills
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-5971-6757
Author: Eid ABO HAMZA (Primary Author)
Institution: Tanta University, Egypt and Arabian Gulf University
Country: Egypt


Orcid: 0000-0000-0000-0000
Author: Ahmed HELAL
Institution: Tanta University
Country: Egypt


Dates

Publication Date : June 15, 2021

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APA Abo Hamza, E , Helal, A . (2021). Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 9 (2) , 91-105 . DOI: 10.17478/jegys.862904
MLA Abo Hamza, E , Helal, A . "Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 91-105 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/60655/862904>
Chicago Abo Hamza, E , Helal, A . "Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 91-105
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ISNAD Abo Hamza, Eid , Helal, Ahmed . "Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 / 2 (June 2021): 91-105 . https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.862904
AMA Abo Hamza E , Helal A . Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students. JEGYS. 2021; 9(2): 91-105.
Vancouver Abo Hamza E , Helal A . Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2021; 9(2): 91-105.
IEEE E. Abo Hamza and A. Helal , "Examining the stress, depressive thoughts, and working memory capacities of the university students", Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 91-105, Jun. 2021, doi:10.17478/jegys.862904