A Study to Assess Mental Health among IT Professionals in Selected Company, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu

  • S. Ranjith1, K. Rosely1, V. Shalini1, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu2
Keywords: Mental health, IT professionals, software, company, stress, depression, distress

Abstract

Software industry is a human capital intensive industry. A study was conducted to assess mental health
among IT professionals. The objectives were 1). To assess the mental health among IT profession and 2).
To find out the association between IT profession’s mental health and their selected demographic variables.
Majority of the clients who scored positive for social dysfunction, anxiety & depression and loss of
confidence were between 20-30 years of age, females, software engineers, had undergraduate education, had
total work experience in software between 4-7 years and in the current company, followed Hindu religion,
were married, residing in urban locality and had job satisfaction. Age and experience in the current company
were associated with anxiety and depression.

Author Biography

S. Ranjith1, K. Rosely1, V. Shalini1, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu2

1B.Sc. (Nursing) IIIrd YearStudents, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education,
Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, 2R.N.R.M., M.Sc.(N) (Psychiatry), M.S. (Psychotherapy &
Counselling), M.Sc. (Psychology), CAFÉ, Professor & HOD Mental Health Nursing Department,
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam,
Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
S. Ranjith1, K. Rosely1, V. Shalini1, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu2. (2020). A Study to Assess Mental Health among IT Professionals in Selected Company, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 170-172. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1090