Levels of Self Esteem and Depression among the Married Employed and Unemployed Woman: A Comparative Study

  • S. Esther Bloria Psychiatric Social Worker, National Mental Health Programme, Govt. District Hospital Kathua, Jammu, India

Abstract

Introduction: The status of women in the Indian society is now able to lead a more independent lifestyle. But women in Indian society are not completely free from custom due to social structure. An attempt was made to compare certain need related to self-esteem and depression of women who are employed and unemployed. Material and Method: It was a cross-sectional comparative study. Using convenient sampling of fifty samples; 25 participants were the married employed women and 25 married unemployed women were drown from J.P Nagar, Jaya Nagar and Koramangala at Bangalore. Result: Employed women have significantly higher self-esteem than unemployed women and the majority of the in employed women were having less depression than unemployed status. Conclusion: Married women who are not employed outside the home experience poorer self-esteem than employed married women. Some unemployed married women cope better and even find the source of satisfaction in the alternative lifestyles that they adopt but employment outside the home has positive impact on self-esteem of women.


Keywords: Depression, self-esteem, married women, employment

Published
Jan 27, 2019
How to Cite
BLORIA, S. Esther. Levels of Self Esteem and Depression among the Married Employed and Unemployed Woman: A Comparative Study. Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work, [S.l.], p. 41-45, jan. 2019. ISSN 0302-1610. Available at: <http://pswjournal.org/index.php/ijpsw/article/view/76>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2019.
Section
Original Research Papers