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| Published: March 23, 2021

The effect of COVID-19 on women in north-east India: an inter-sectionalism perspective

Dr. Kakali Goswami

Founder Head & Assistant professor, Dept. of Psychology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Yuma Narah

Guest Assistant professor, Dept. of Psychology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.081/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.081

ABSTRACT

Despite significant advances by mankind, time stands witness to the magnified sufferings of the vulnerable condition of women during the pandemics. Inter-sectionalist overview of the scenario becomes quintessential to understand the root cause. An observational study was carried out among 100 women from the north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to understand the role of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women. Data were collected using questionnaires in e-forms of UN Women Rapid Gender Women Assessment Survey, Perceived Stress Scale by Sheldon Cohen, and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). The results showed a significant increase in time devoted to household chores and management among the majority of women especially cooking, serving, and cleaning. The study reported mental and emotional health issues by a majority of the percentage in addition to maintaining personal health care routine. Further analysis of psychological variables reported a positive correlation between perceived stress and depression among women at different age levels.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.081/20210901

10.25215/0901.081

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