Vol. 4 No. 2 (2021): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

Psychological Effect of Coronavirus on Females: A Case Study of Balochistan

Published 2021-06-30

Abstract

In order to assess the psychological effect of coronavirus on females this research was carried out. Quetta, Pishin and Mastung districts were selected randomly. Descriptive type of research was used. However, Cronbach's alpha ranged 0.812 to 0.829. SPSS version 25 was used for data analyzed. Chi-square Pearson test was used. The results revealed that most 56% of the respondents were 37 to 55 years old. While most 34% of females are 18 to 36 years old. Fifty (50%) of female respondents were uneducated. 55% of females were self-employed. 59% of females were married. Highly significant were observed on anxiety and physiological effects variables. Henceforth, it was concluded that the anxiety level was increased among females due to the COVID-19 period. From now on, it was determined that due to the COVID-19 the nervousness level of females has increased and trends affect the female psychological aspects as well. Based on study results following needbased recommendations were developed for policy makers and psychologists in order to address the mental health improvement and reduction of psychological effects on females during the period of COVID19 outbreak. Economic measures and preliminary attention should be given by the government for females to improve the socio-economic condition of females in the period of COVID-19. Provincial government should be activating the diverse initiatives and governmental guidelines for female healthcare conditions and also defend the psychological wellbeing and develop effective civic strategies for females at grass root level.