Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
A study of depression, anxiety and stress among employed and unemployed people
Author(s): Kaukab Imam, Shamim A Ansari
Abstract: In this progressing world people are moving very fast, they are after some or the other target to accomplish. But in this progressing world there are also people whose lives have halted due to unemployed. They are waiting for an opportunity to resume their lives from the halt that they are facing. In this fast growing world, people whether employed and unemployed are facing many problems in life whether it is financial, personal or psychological. As India is still a developing country, here the percentage of unemployment is more than employment, so they face more problems in their lives. Thus, the comparative study was conducted to see the level of depression, anxiety and stress among employed and unemployed people of Aligarh, India. For the present study DASS scale was used which was developed by Lovibond & Lovibond (1995). It is a 42 item questionnaire which includes 3 self-scale designs to measure the negative emotional state of depression, anxiety and stress. The results indicate that employed people scored more on stress whereas unemployed people scored more on depression and anxiety.