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Cognitive Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

A study on utilization of time in Indian population during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Kausik Rej

Psychiatrist, Siliguri, West Bengal, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Paramita Datta

Guest Lecturer, Ph.D in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Salesian College, Siliguri, West Bengal, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Aparajita Sahoo

HR, Datametrics Software Systems. MA in Psychology, USA. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.135/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.135

ABSTRACT

The survival and prosperity of human life are suddenly threaten by pandemic COVID-19.  COVID-19 is fatal and highly contagious disease. With aim to reduce it’s community spread  Government of India implemented lockdown. Lockdown creates economic uncertainty leading to depression and anxiety among every level of society.  But we got ample of  time  which  to  be used  judiciously to improve  mental  health.  So, aim of this survey is to evaluate how do people utilize time during lockdown.  Total 174 participants were selected using snowball sampling technique through online in India. Data were assessed   using   SPSS software.  Major participants spent time by listening to music 58.6%, watching movies 54.6% and learning new things in internet 50%.  The results reflect most of people utilizing their time during lockdown in monotonous way which may enhance their anxiety and stress in present and future both.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.135/20200802

10.25215/0802.135

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020