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A scientometric study on depression among university students in East Asia: Research and system insufficiencies?

Minh Hoang Nguyen, Tung Ho, Viet Phuong La, Quynh Yen Thi Nguyen, Manh Toan Ho, Thu Trang Vuong, Tam Tri Le, Manh Cuong Nguyen and Quan-Hoang Vuong
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Abstract: Given that mental health issues are acute in Asian countries, particularly Japan and Korea, and university students are more vulnerable to depression than the general population, this study aims to examine the landscapes of scientific research regarding depressive disorders among university students and evaluate the effectiveness of international collaboration and funding provision on the scientific impact in Korea, Japan, and China. Based on articles retrieved from the Web of Science database during the period 1992-2018, we found that the number of scientific publications, international collaborations, and allocated funds regarding depressive disorder among university students in China (97 articles, 43 international collaborations, and 52 funds provided, respectively) overwhelmingly surpassed the case of Korea (37 articles, 12 international collaborations, and 15 funds provided, respectively) and Japan (24 articles, 5 international collaborations, and 6 funds provided, respectively). The differences in collaboration patterns (p-value

Keywords: China; Depressive disorder; Funding; International collaboration; Japan; Korea; Scientific impact; Scientific output; Scientific quality; University student (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-02
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Published in: Sustainability (2020) v.12 n° 4

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