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| Published: May 25, 2020

A study on psychological well-being of final year management students during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India

Dr. Biswajit Satpathy

Professor, Department of Business Administration, Sambalpur University, JyotiVihar, Burla , Sambalpur, Odisha, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Esrafil Ali

Research Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Sambalpur University, JyotiVihar, Burla , Sambalpur, Odisha, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.201/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.201

ABSTRACT

This study aims to assess the anxiety, depression and stress level of students during COVID-19 outbreak. The online questionnaire surveyed 80 students from the 250 population of MBA in Western Odisha, India. Two steps analysis have been done using EXCEL and MAXQDA software. The data collected were inserted in EXCEL and were analyzed by descriptive statistics (frequency distribution, mean and standard deviation) for the DASS21 questionnaire. Content analysis for open ended questions was carried out with the help of MAXQDA Software. The inferential statistics suggests that the level of depression was as high as 43% among the students (Mean 8.7, SD 6.047073). The main reasons for depressions among students are mental tension, career and negative psychology (maximum hits ranging 80%) and also other factors such as economic downturn, financial issues, future life, social distress, satisfaction in life, and job offers revoked (hits ranging from 73-46% observed) as revealed by Content Analysis. The institutions should adopt an online method of psychosocial intervention to reduce the depression level of the students.

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Dr. Biswajit Satpathy @ satpathybulu@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.201/20200802

10.25215/0802.201

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