| Published: March 31, 2021
Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life among Young Adults Living Through COVID-19 Lockdown
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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© 2021, Jose S., Wilson D.& Jacob A.
Received: January 24, 2021; Revision Received: March 23, 2021; Accepted: March 31, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021