Depression Hypothesis

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Methodology Aim To study the effect of depression on psychological well - being and life satisfaction among working and non- working women. Specific Objectives To study the effect of depression between working and non - working women. To measure the effect of psychological well-being between working and non - working women. To measure the effect of life satisfaction between working and non - working women. To measure the interaction effect of depression, psychological well-being and life satisfaction between working and non - working women. Hypotheses H01 : There will be no significant difference in the effect of depression between working and non - working women. H02 : There will be no significant difference…show more content…
The Beck Depression Inventory was created by Dr. Aaron T. Beck, is a 21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory, one of the most widely used instruments for measuring the severity of depression. Its development marked a shift among health care professionals, who had until then viewed depression from a psychodynamic perspective, instead of it being rooted in the patient’s own thoughts. In its current version the questionnaire is designed for individuals aged 13 and over, and is composed of items relating to symptoms of depression such as hopelessness and irritability, cognitions such as guilt or feelings of being punished, as well as physical symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, and lack of interest in sex. The BDI test is widely known and has been tested for content, concurrent, and construct validity. High concurrent and construct validity ratings are given compared to other depression instruments. 0.77 correlation rating was calculated when compared with inventory and psychiatric ratings. Beck’s study reported a coefficient alpha rating of .92 for outpatients and .93 for college student…show more content…
Life Satisfaction Scale By Singh & Joseph(1996) was used to measure the life satisfaction of the respondents. The scale consists of 35 items based on five dimensions of life satisfaction : taking pleasure in everyday activities, considering life meaning, holding a positive self image, having a happy and optimistic outlook and feeling success in assuming roles. The items are to be rated on five point scale : Always, Often, Sometimes, Seldom and Never which are scored as 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 respectively. The higher the score, higher is the life satisfaction. The test-retest reliability computed after a lapse of 8 weeks was computed to be 0.91. For determining the validity, correlation between the scores on the scale and Alam and Srivastava's (1972) life satisfaction scale was computed and coefficient of correlation was found to be

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