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| Published: March 31, 2021

Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life among Young Adults Living Through COVID-19 Lockdown

Steena Jose

M.Phil clinical psychology scholar, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dhiya Wilson

Assistant professor, American College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Alkha Jacob

Psychology Apprentice, D.R B.R Ambedkar Memorial Government Arts and Science College Balussery, Kozhikode, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.159/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.159

ABSTRACT

A crisis like COVID – 19 pandemics can probably trigger mental health problems or exacerbate existing ones. Mankind is expected to adapt to the new normal induced by COVID – 19 pandemic which include drastic changes in life style. The present study explores the relationship among stress, anxiety, depression and quality of life among young adults during COVID – 19 pandemic situations. The study consists of 181 participants aged between 18-24 years, living through lockdown. On statistical analysis it has been found that the level of depression among the general population during the pandemic has increased compared to the level of depression before the pandemic outbreak. Correlation analysis revealed that stress, anxiety and depression is negatively related to domains of quality of life. Results also revealed significant mean difference on stress, anxiety and quality of life with respect to monthly income. People with high monthly income tend to experience low level of stress, anxiety and experience good quality of life compared to those with low monthly income. Young adults who are engaging in group leisure activities during lockdown period found to have lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress and high levels of quality of life. A significant difference was observed on stress level based on the amount of family interaction. The decrease in family interaction was linked with high level of stress.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.159/20210901

10.25215/0901.159

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