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| Published: September 27, 2020

Correlation between sleep quality and anxiety among young adults during COVID lockdown

Zeba Saher

Student, BA Final Year, Presidency College, Bangalore, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Kavita Rai Sinha

Assistant Professor, BA Dept., Presidency College, Bangalore, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.185/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.185

ABSTRACT

Several lockdowns have been imposed by governments across the world to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus infection (COVID-19), confining many individuals to their homes, thus disrupting normal life routine and the circadian rhythm, and inevitably inducing a sense of uncertainty and insecurity. The purpose of this study is to assess whether there is a significant relationship between the quality of sleep and its effect on one’s mental well-being, predominantly Anxiety. A web-based Cross-Sectional Survey was conducted using Random Sampling Technique among young adults between the ages of 20 and 29 in India. Data was collected from a total of 281 respondents, including 182 females, 98 males and 1 participant who chose not to reveal the gender. The PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) and GAD-7 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7) scales were used. Using Pearson Product Coefficient, the Correlation Coefficient (ρ) of sleep quality and anxiety obtained was 0.48. This indicates that there is a substantial or marked relationship between the two variables, which shows that the pandemic lockdown has induced a considerable amount of Psychological distress, which has taken a toll on the quality of sleep among young adults.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.185/20200803

10.25215/0803.185

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020