A Study to Correlate Perceived Stress with Marital Status in Working Men and Women in Bengaluru City
Keywords:Perceived Stress Scale-10 (PSS-10), Working Men, Working Women, Married, Single.
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.
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).
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.
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