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Background: Depressive symptoms amid the college students have been recognized as a serious health distress and have been related to a multitude of health troubles such as substance misuse and low Assertiveness.
Aims: was to determine relation between level of depressive symptoms and assertiveness amongst nursing students. Design: A descriptive design was used. Setting: the current study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University.
Subjects: one hundred and eighty from nursing students were incorporated in the present study. Tools of data collection: Socio-demographic data sheet, Beck Depression Inventory Scale and Students' assertiveness questionnaire.
Results: the nearby study showed that two third of the studied sample had depressive symptoms (mild–severe level) and more than two fifth of participants had low down levels of assertiveness, this study revealed that statistically significant difference between depressive symptoms and assertiveness.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of the present study, concluded that statistically significant negative correlation between depressive symptoms and assertiveness as by increased the level of depressive symptoms, level of assertiveness decreased.
Recommendations: The study suggested that, establishing psychosocial counseling center or psychiatric clinic at Faculty of Nursing to aid the students to handle issues that form a source of stress in their life.