Emotional Distress, Psychological Distress, and Hopelessness in School Teachers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Saima Parwez Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University
  • Zainab Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University
  • Sabeen Rahim Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University

Keywords:

Covid-19, hopelessness, emotional distress, psychological distress

Abstract

Corona virus a high transmittable diseases which is became a global health threat, has drastic negative psychological impact on human mental health. Aim of the study was to investigate hopelessness, emotional distress, and psychological distress in school teachers during corona virus pandemic. A sample of hundred was taken from different private and government schools of Peshawar which is equally divided to male (n = 50), and female (n = 50). Beck hopelessness scale, perceived emotional distress inventory, and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale were administered to analyze the result. Result of the study shows positive correlation between emotional distress, and psychological distress, negative correlation between hopelessness and emotional distress, and hopelessness and psychological distress. Result also revealed significant difference between male and female scores and shows that male scored higher on Beck Hopelessness Scale, female scored higher on Perceived Emotional Distress Inventory and on Kessler Psychological Distress Sale.

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2022-06-30

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