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Situational Analysis of Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies Among Farm Women During Covid-19 Pandemic


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1 Scientist, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Research Fellow, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
     

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The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for widespread fear and psychological distress all over the world, including India. The present study was sought to identify the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on the mental health of farm women. The sample for the present study was selected from the five operational villages of AICRP in Doraha block of Ludhiana District of Punjab. The results of the study suggested that farm women had average emotional stability, overall adjustment and approach to tackle the stressful situation in a logical manner whereas majority of women shows high self-acceptance. Farm women had better hold on different dimension of coping strategies, viz., Positive appraisal, seek guidance and support in problem solving and seek alternative reward but also shows higher level of emotional discharge.

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mental health, psychological distress, coping strategies, COVID-19 pandemic, farm women, India
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Dr. Prachi Bisht
Scientist, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Dr. Shiksha Sharma
Research Fellow, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for widespread fear and psychological distress all over the world, including India. The present study was sought to identify the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on the mental health of farm women. The sample for the present study was selected from the five operational villages of AICRP in Doraha block of Ludhiana District of Punjab. The results of the study suggested that farm women had average emotional stability, overall adjustment and approach to tackle the stressful situation in a logical manner whereas majority of women shows high self-acceptance. Farm women had better hold on different dimension of coping strategies, viz., Positive appraisal, seek guidance and support in problem solving and seek alternative reward but also shows higher level of emotional discharge.

Keywords


mental health, psychological distress, coping strategies, COVID-19 pandemic, farm women, India

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