The Efficacy of Social Skills Training on Depression among Young Adults in Nairobi County, Kenya


  • Jacinta Ndegwa Daystar University


The study evaluated the efficacy of social skills training on depression among young adults in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study adopted a quasi-experimental research design. The results revealed that there was no significant mean difference in depression levels between experimental and control groups at baseline. At midline, the study found that there was a significant mean difference in depression levels between experimental and control groups. In particular, the experimental group had a significantly lower depression mean compared to the control group. Furthermore, results revealed that there was a significant mean difference in depression levels between experimental and control groups. The experimental group had a significantly lower depression mean compared to the control group. The study concluded that the social skill training was effective as an intervention for depression among the students. The students who went through the intervention were found to have a significantly lower depression level compared to those who did not go through the intervention. The implication of the findings is that the social skill training program is effective in reduction of depression. Further, the study concluded that the longer the social skills training intervention program, the more the effectiveness. The study recommended that the universities’ management should adopt and implement social skills training program among the students. This will ensure that students gain skills to help them deal with depression and be able to focus on their studies.

Keywords: Efficacy, Social Skills Training, Depression, Young Adults

Author Biography

Jacinta Ndegwa, Daystar University

Daystar University


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How to Cite

Ndegwa, J. “The Efficacy of Social Skills Training on Depression Among Young Adults in Nairobi County, Kenya”. Journal of Sociology, Psychology & Religious Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, Apr. 2021, pp. 18-28,