The relative contribution of emotional sensitivity, anxiety and depression in forecasting quality of life of university students

  • Ali Mahmud Shoeib Professor of Mental Psychology, College of Education, Menofia University, Egypt
Keywords: general anxiety, depression, emotional sensitivity, quality of life


The study aimed at investigating the relationship between quality of life and both general anxiety, emotional sensitivity and depression among university students. It also aimed at investigating the relative contribution of emotional sensitivity, general anxiety and depression in forecasting quality of life of university students.  The study aimed also at identifying the differences in the quality of life according to levels of general anxiety, depression and emotional sensitivity. It also aimed at identifying the differences between males and females in the variables: quality of life, general anxiety, depression and emotional sensitivity. The study also identified the degree of prevalence of these variables among university students. The study used a sample of (1013) males and females studying at the College of Education. It also modified into Arabic the study tools: general anxiety, depression, emotional sensitivity and quality of life and ensured its consistency and validity. The results showed that the most predictive factors for quality of life are: general anxiety by 35.6%, depression by 31.1% and emotional sensitivity by 19%.

Key words: general anxiety, depression, emotional sensitivity, quality of life


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Shoeib, A. (2021). The relative contribution of emotional sensitivity, anxiety and depression in forecasting quality of life of university students. International Journal of Research in Educational Sciences. (IJRES), 4(2), 71 - 130. Retrieved from