| Published: March 12, 2021

COVID19: to study self-compassion, fear of failure and psychological wellbeing among job seeking individuals among males & females

Navjot Soni

MA, Department of Psychology, DAV College, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP: 18.01.065/20210901

DOI: DOI: 10.25215/0901.065


India’s unemployment rate has risen to 27.11% during the COVID 19 crisis. After the coronavirus lockdown, about 6.6 million white-collar workers lost their jobs, washing away all employment gains achieved since 2016. According to data from the private think tank Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE), industrial workers lost 5 million jobs among the salaried class. This has put a great effect upon the mental health of the students, questioning their own self upon their potential and ability to start or make a career. The research is a gender study among male and female adults, to study self-compassion, fear of failure and psychological wellbeing among job seeking individuals during Covid-19. The sample consist of 83 individuals (37 Males and 46 Females) among 20 to 30 years of age considering different fields of study such as management, science, humanities and others. Standardized measures of self-compassion, fear of failure and psychological wellbeing were administered. The results showed that there is a positive relation between self-compassion and psychological wellbeing and there is a negative relationship between fear of failure and self-compassion. Also, Females are found higher on psychological wellbeing and self- compassion. The females showed good mental health than males. This also shows that females are good in dealing with stress and other problems that arises while finding a job and males need to find different ways to deal with the situations relating to unemployment.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.065/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.065

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021