This research aims to evaluate the young adults’ exposure to crime news as predictor of perceived stress and mood. This is hypothesized that there is likely to be the significant association in exposure of crime new and perceived stress and mood of views. The measures for collecting data included Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire (mood scale). The sample for the current research was comprised of 180 young adults (Students= 90, teachers= 90) aged between 18 to 35 years from Lahore city. The data was analyzed through SPSS version 22.  Pearson product moment correlation was used to analyze the relationship between exposure to crime news, perceived stress and mood of respondents. To examine the difference Independent Sample t test was used to do gender and occupation based comparisons in terms stress and mood. The findings revealed that there is direct correlation between exposure to crime news and mood of the young adults.

"> This research aims to evaluate the young adults’ exposure to crime news as predictor of perceived stress and mood. This is hypothesized that there is likely to be the significant association in exposure of crime new and perceived stress and mood of views. The measures for collecting data included Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire (mood scale). The sample for the current research was comprised of 180 young adults (Students= 90, teachers= 90) aged between 18 to 35 years from Lahore city. The data was analyzed through SPSS version 22.  Pearson product moment correlation was used to analyze the relationship between exposure to crime news, perceived stress and mood of respondents. To examine the difference Independent Sample t test was used to do gender and occupation based comparisons in terms stress and mood. The findings revealed that there is direct correlation between exposure to crime news and mood of the young adults.

"> This research aims to evaluate the young adults’ exposure to crime news as predictor of perceived stress and mood. This is hypothesized that there is likely to be the significant association in exposure of crime new and perceived stress and mood of views. The measures for collecting data included Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire (mood scale). The sample for the current research was comprised of 180 young adults (Students= 90, teachers= 90) aged between 18 to 35 years from Lahore city. The data was analyzed through SPSS version 22.  Pearson product moment correlation was used to analyze the relationship between exposure to crime news, perceived stress and mood of respondents. To examine the difference Independent Sample t test was used to do gender and occupation based comparisons in terms stress and mood. The findings revealed that there is direct correlation between exposure to crime news and mood of the young adults.

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Exposure to Crime Reporting: Predictor of Perceived Stress and Mood among Young Adults of Lahore

Muniba Fatima Zahra

Lecturer, PhD Scholar, School of media and communication studies, University of Central Punjab, Lahore , Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Afsheen Masood

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rubab Musarrat

HOD Bahauddin Zakriyaa University (Lahore Campus) and PhD Scholar, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.095/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.095

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This research aims to evaluate the young adults’ exposure to crime news as predictor of perceived stress and mood. This is hypothesized that there is likely to be the significant association in exposure of crime new and perceived stress and mood of views. The measures for collecting data included Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire (mood scale). The sample for the current research was comprised of 180 young adults (Students= 90, teachers= 90) aged between 18 to 35 years from Lahore city. The data was analyzed through SPSS version 22.  Pearson product moment correlation was used to analyze the relationship between exposure to crime news, perceived stress and mood of respondents. To examine the difference Independent Sample t test was used to do gender and occupation based comparisons in terms stress and mood. The findings revealed that there is direct correlation between exposure to crime news and mood of the young adults.

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18.01.095/20180602

10.25215/0602.095

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018