Self-Efficacy, Depression, Anxiety and Stress of University Students: A Study by Mahalanobis DistanceAniket Sutradhar, Subir Sen, Anasuya Adhikari
In the current study, Mahalanobis distance is used to compare the differences between two groups of university students’ levels of self-efficacy, depression, anxiety, and stress. Differences between student groups for all dependent variables assessed at once aren’t taken into account. Mahalanobis distance is an effective metric for determining a group of variables’ dynamical character. For this study, three distinct dichotomous groupings of students are taken into account. Five dependent variables-general self-efficacy, specific self-efficacy, depression, anxiety, and stress-are compared using Mahalanobis Distance to see how dynamically they differ. It is discovered that the dynamical nature of five dependent variables for various sets of independent variables is not significantly different. Keywords: General self-efficacy, Specific self-efficacy, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Mahalanobis distance, University students.