PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION ANXIETY AND STRESS AMONG ORPHAN YOUNG ADULTS LIVING IN BAHAWALPUR: GENDER AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS ARE IN FOCUS

Authors

  • Abida Perveen Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur Pakistan
  • Sadia Iqbal Punjab Special Education Department Bahawalpur Pakistan
  • Arif Nadeem Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University, Faisalabad Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/pjsr.v4i04.800

Abstract

Current research was carried out to investigate the level of depression, anxiety and stress among orphan young adults living in Bahawalpur City. The core aim of the research was to compare these variables among orphans in connection with their socio-economic status and gender. To collect the responses from the orphans DASS-21 scales was administered on (N=200) orphans via purposive sampling. This was a quantitative research with cross-sectional research design. The results from the collected data depicted a significant high level of psychological distress among the orphans belonging from middle class socio-economic status. This also depicted that the level of stress and depressiveness were higher in male orphans instead of female orphans. Furthermore, on the basis of the results it concludes that parental loss is a worse stressful life event to which no one can cope. It is long lasting mental stressor. Hence, the orphan needs social support from others. The results of this study are a message for authorities, psychologists and educationists to provide social help or support program to heal the stress, anxiety and depression of the orphans.

Keywords:   Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Orphan etc.

Author Biographies

Abida Perveen, Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur Pakistan

Lecturer

Sadia Iqbal, Punjab Special Education Department Bahawalpur Pakistan

SSET 

Arif Nadeem, Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University, Faisalabad Pakistan

Lecturer

 

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Published

2022-12-05