A Study to Correlate Perceived Stress with Marital Status in Working Men and Women in Bengaluru City

Authors

  • Shashwata Biswas, Srinivasulu Naidu S. Post-Graduate Student

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.93

Keywords:

Perceived Stress Scale-10 (PSS-10), Working Men, Working Women, Married, Single.

Abstract

Introduction

Stress is a part of modern life. With increasing complexity of life, stress is likely to increase. There are differences in ways that married and single individuals experience stress. The present study was conducted to correlate perceived stress with marital status among working individuals. Thus study aimed to see correlation between perceived stress and marital status among working men and women.

Materials and Method

This study included 150 men and women working in Bengaluru city. Data like age, marital status and perceived stress were collected. Perceived stress was assessed using Perceived Stress Scale-10 (PSS-10) questionnaire.

Findings

The study showed that there was no statistically significant difference in perceived stress between married and single individuals (p=0.524). Perceived stress scores were more in working women than in working men, which was statistically significant (p<0.001). Perceived stress scores decreased with increasing age, which was statistically significant (p=0.041).

Conclusion

These findings revealed that there is no significant difference in the level of perceived stress by married and single individuals. However the working women showed more perceived stress than working men. Stress reliever activities are recommended for working individuals.

Author Biography

Shashwata Biswas, Srinivasulu Naidu S. , Post-Graduate Student

Biswas Shashwata1, Naidu S. Srinivasulu2,*

1Post Graduate Student, Department of Physiology, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

2Professor, Department of Physiology, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Published

2019-11-21

How to Cite

Shashwata Biswas, Srinivasulu Naidu S. (2019). A Study to Correlate Perceived Stress with Marital Status in Working Men and Women in Bengaluru City . International Journal of Physiology, 7(4), 212–215. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.93