Tariq Rashid, Sana Mustafa.
To Measure the Level of Depression among Working and Non Working Married Women.
Annals Punjab Med Coll May ;9(2):95-9.

Objective: The aime of present study is to investigate and examine the perceived level of depression among working and non-working married women. Sample of the study consisted of 50 working married women and 50 non-working married women. It holds great significance to understand the difference of level of depression among working and non-working women in order to identify the causes and make endeavors to rectify these causes. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Placed Duration of Study: The sample was taken from MHT hospital, Lahore Grammar School and different areas of Faisalabad. The duration of study was from November 2014 to April 2015. The investigation was to examine the perceived level of depression among working and non working women. It holds great significance to understand the difference of the level of depression among working and non working women in order to identify the causes and make endeavors to rectify these causes BDI Scale was administered individually on a sample of N=100 women’ n= 50 working and n=50 non-working women from MTH hospital, Lahore grammar school and different areas of FaisalabadOral as well as written information was given to the participant. Results: Results presented in the table indicate that there is highly significant correlation between the two measures. The table also suggests that the correlation of BDI (Beck Depression Inventory) (t=2.30,df=148 **p<.001). It indicates that if depression is high in working married women then non- working married women. Our hypothesis regarding this relationship is supported, which implies that higher the depression in working married women then non-working women. Conclusion: Thus, it can be concluded from the above discussion that there are differences in the western countries and Pakistani regarding depression. The findings of the study indicate that working married women have to face more difficulties in their lives like they experienced more depression as compared to non-working married women. It concludes that on some aspects working married women cannot contribute significantly for the well being of their family. Their attention diverted because of working in two situations. They cannot give proper attention to their marital lives and this causes depression.

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