COVID-19 nationwide lockdown and it's emotional stressors among Malaysian women

Balakrishnan, Vimala and Mohamad Nor, Azmawaty and Zainal, Nor Zuraida (2021) COVID-19 nationwide lockdown and it's emotional stressors among Malaysian women. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 31 (3). pp. 236-250. ISSN 0218-5385, DOI

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This study examines the prevalence rate of emotional distress and identifies its stressors among Malaysian women during the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown. Self-administered questionnaires based on previous studies and the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale - 21 were distributed online, resulting in the recruitment of 1,793 women aged more than 24 years old. Emotional distress was prevalent among the women (37%; N = 669). Marital Issues, Financial Issues, Living Condition, Emotion and Working from Home significantly predicted emotional distress whereas Working on Site did not. We recommend psychological support and intervention strategies to help the affected women.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University Malaya Special COVID-19 Grant (CSRG002-2020SS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional stressors; Women; Lockdown; COVID-19; Survey
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 03:33
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 03:33

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