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| Published: September 25, 2015

Depression and Coping among Women Working In Rural Areas

Lalitha, K.

Asst. Professor, Department of Psychology, Y.V. University, Kadapa Google Scholar More about the auther

, Aswartha Reddy, A.

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Y.V. University, Kadapa Google Scholar More about the auther

, Lakshmi Devi, M

P.G. Student, Department of Psychology, Y.V. University, Kadapa Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.092/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.092

ABSTRACT

Every individual now and then experience depression that one can hardly deny. Gender has been described as a critical determinant of mental health and mental illness. The condition of women in third-world countries continues to be dismal. The study was focused on female subjects to assess the depression level and coping among rural working women. Depression scale was used to assess the depression level of the subjects and coping inventory was used to assess the coping mechanisms used by the subjects. The sample of the present study consists of Teachers (n=40) and Nurses (n=40) working women in rural areas selected in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh by purposive sampling technique. The selected tools were administered to the teachers and nurses, the responses of the subjects were recorded. Results reveal that the subjects in the age group of 20-30, and those who are working as nurses, the private employees, and there who are poor and married reported high levels of stress than others. Results were discussed in the light of psychological interventions particularly for working women.

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Lalitha, K. @ lalithakal@rediffmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.092/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.092

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015

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