| Published: December 25, 2015
Psychological Distress of Young Adults in Relation to Certain Demographic Variables
Early adulthood is a period of adjustment to new expectations and roles that make it a distinctive and a difficult period in the life span. The Objective of the study was to find out the extent of psychological distress among young adults and to know how it is related to the demographic variables. Participants for the present study consisted of 224 young adults (age=20-45 years) from various institutions as well as residence in the Malappuram and Calicut district of Kerala, India. Psychological Distress Scale and Personal information sheet was used to measure Psychological distress and demographics variables like age, sex, marital status, employment status and birth order. Results revealed that there exists significant sex difference in stress, depression, and overall psychological distress, marital status as well as birth order has no role in psychological distress and unemployed subjects experience more depression than employed participants.
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© 2015 I T Saheera, K Manikandam
Received: October 19, 2015; Revision Received: November 22, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015