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Table 4 Top ten cited research articles on mental health and well-being of university students from Arab region

From: Contribution of researchers in the Arab region to peer-reviewed literature on mental health and well-being of university students

Rank Title Year Journals Number of citations
1 “Stress and its effects on medical students: A cross-sectional study at a college of medicine in Saudi Arabia” 2011 Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 136
2 “Depression, anxiety, and smartphone addiction in university students- A cross sectional study” 2017 PLoS ONE 104
3 “Internet addiction and relationships with insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress and self-esteem in university students: A cross-sectional designed study” 2016 PLoS ONE 89
3 “Cognitive emotions: Depression and anxiety in medical students and staff” 2009 Journal of Critical Care 89
5 “Quality of life, subjective well-being, and religiosity in Muslim college students” 2010 Quality of Life Research 82
6 “Humour styles, personality, and well-being among Lebanese university students” 2004 European Journal of Personality 79
6 “Undergraduate nursing students’ stress sources and coping behaviours during their initial period of clinical training: A Jordanian perspective” 2012 Nurse Education in Practice 76
8 “The Relations Among Social Media Addiction, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction in University Students” 2017 Social Science Computer Review 69
9 “Stress, anxiety, and depression among medical students in a multiethnic setting” 2015 Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 66
10 “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) associated stress among medical students at a university teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia” 2020 Journal of Infection and Public Health 65