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Cognitive Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

Youth perception on public sector, personal activities and psychological problems during the lockdown in India

U. Harikrishnan

Guest Lecturer, Department of Social Work, MES College Erumely, Kottayam, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vineetha Raj Poika

2nd Semester MSW, Department of Social Work, MES College Erumely, Kottayam, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sajan Antony

HOD & Guest Lecturer, Department of Social Work, MES College Erumely, Kottayam, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Anoop Joseph

4th Semester MSW, Department of Social Work, MES College Erumely, Kottayam, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.148/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.148

ABSTRACT

Background: The worldwide spread of corona virus and lockdown interrupted the social life of human beings. Aim: The current study is to understand the public sector activities and personal activities and psychological problems among youth during lockdown in India. Methods and Materials: A cross sectional survey has been done in eighty-one districts of nineteen states and three union territories in India. There were 788 youth participated in online survey and administered self-reported questionnaire focused on government activities, personal activates & psychological problems during the first and second phases of lockdown period in India. Results: The findings revealed that majority of youth prefer to be engaged in social networking sties (30. 7%). About 77.8% mentioned that lockdown interrupted their basic needs and 16.4% of youth involved in voluntary service. The majority of youth agreed that government advices, campaigns and the supportive services   helped them in lockdown. There was highly significant gender comparison with personal activity (P=.005) & psychological problems (P=.01) and significant correlation between personal activity and psychological problems (P=.02). Conclusion: The public sector activities helped to resistor the spread of coronavirus during lockdown and there is a need of psychosocial interventions among youth.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.148/20200802

10.25215/0802.148

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020