Stress in Working Women Due to Lockdown: A Cross Sectional Survey
Keywords:Stress, PSQ (Perceived Stress Questionnaire), COVID 19, Lockdown, coronavirus.
Background and Purpose: Due to the vast spread of coronavirus, the lockdown has been announced in
many countries, and hence many people are facing psychological, physical, economic and social issues. It
has targeted all the population but this study focuses on the increased amount of perceived stress on women
who are undergoing work from home pattern of occupation.
Methodology: Sample comprised of 110 working women. The structured questionnaire, Perceived Stress
Questionnaire, was circulated through online google forms. Along with stress, demographic sheet was used
to study stress in working women due to lock down.
Result: The outcome, view of the respondents based on feeling of anxiety of working ladies was classified
into 3 categories (Mild, Moderate, Severe) and range. 7 persons of respondents are in 0.01 - 0.40 range i.e.
6.36%, 101 persons of respondents are in 0.40 – 0.70 range i.e. 91.81%, 2 persons of respondents are in
0.70 – 1.00 range i.e. 1.81%.
Conclusion: In this investigation we found that a large population of the females are under moderate pressure
and are overstressed while carrying out work from home.
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