Cognitive Study

| Published: September 27, 2020

Insomnia and perceived stress among Indian young adults during COVID-19 pandemic

Anjana Joshi

MSc Psychology Student, LISSAH, Calicut, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Fouzia Abdul Jabbar

MSc Psychology Student, School of Behavioural Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mohammad Ajmal RS

MSc Psychology Student, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Amarkantak, Madya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Litty Anto

Faculty in Psychology, Mother arts and science college, Thrissur, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.174/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.174


The purpose of the study was to determine the severity of insomnia and perceived stress among young adults of age group 18- 30 during COVID-19 pandemic in India. The online survey method was adopted and the samples were collected through random sampling. Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen et al, 1983) and Insomnia severity index (ISI) (Charles M.Morin et al,1993) were used to study the mentioned variables for the study. The data’s were established through SPSS Version 23. Insomnia is a highly prevalent condition and carries significant burden in terms of functional impairment, health care costs, and increased risk of depression especially during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Perceived stress is the perception of stress and the degree to which one’s situation is appraised as stressful and focuses on the role of appraised stress levels in the etiology of diseases and behavioral disorders. The results of the study can be used to come up with possible interventions for stress management which can decrease the likelihood of insomnia and the study opens way to more researches to be conducted in this field with the changed life pattern during the COVID-19 era. The present study is highly relevant and significant in this context.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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