IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
This research work is an attempt to study the level of depression among fresh college Hostellers. The sample for this study comprises of 100 fresh college hostellers (50 male and 50 female). Data was collected by face-to-face interview method. Tools used for data collection were the personal information schedule and revised. Beck depression inventory (BDI) developed by Beck (1961). Mean, standard deviation and‘t’ test were the statistics calculated. The results indicated that depression among fresh college hostel inmates differ significantly in pre and post semester. Depression of fresh college hostel inmates found to be reduced in post semester when compared to pre semester. Depression of fresh college hostel inmates of female students also differs significantly in pre and post semester.