Socialization and Its Impact on Mental Health during COVID-19

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Published: 2023-03-13

Page: 68-74


Inchara Chamaiah Swamy *

DoS in Psychology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysuru-570 006, India.

G. Venkatesh Kumar

DoS in Psychology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysuru-570 006, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study is on how socialization has an influence on the mental health of the people during COVID-19. Two hundred young adults with various occupational backgrounds was randomly chosen for the this study. Small group socialization scale, Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) were used to understand the sample’s socialization mental health and perceived stress. The data collected is processed using SPSS software. The results indicated that there is an average level of socialization, moderate perceived stress and absence of psychological illness among the sample. The correlation test implied that there is a significant statistical relation between General health and perceived stress. The results obtained by t-test implied that there is a significant difference between the male and female respondents about socialization and perceived stress, wherein male subjects had greater socialization and female subjects had greater perceived stress.

Keywords: Socialization, mental health, COVID-19, stress and psychological illness


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Swamy, I. C., & Kumar, G. V. (2023). Socialization and Its Impact on Mental Health during COVID-19. Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, 6(2), 68–74. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/article/view/8150

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