| Published: June 25, 2020
Youth perception on public sector, personal activities and psychological problems during the lockdown in India
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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© 2020, Harikrishnan, U., Poika, R.V., Antony, S & Joseph, A.
Received: June 12, 2020; Revision Received: June 21, 2020; Accepted: June 25, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020