Impact of COVID 19 on General Wellbeing of Working Women in Kerala

Authors

  • SenthilkumarT
  • Valsamma Cherian
  • Nimmy Augustine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v13i3.16320

Keywords:

Impact ; General Wellbeing ; Working women.

Abstract

Health is a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity (WHO) and it is multi factorial.Women’s health is at a crossroads. Methods:A descriptive
study with a quantitative approach was conducted n August – September 2020. The sample consisted of
100 working women selected by snowball sampling technique. Data were collected using modified general
wellbeing scale which was prepared and administered online by the investigators. Results:The mean
percentage of the general wellbeing score was 73.8.The findings of the study show that only 3% of the
women had very good and 79% of them had good general wellbeing. It also depicts that 17% of them had
average and only 1% had poor general wellbeing.Discussion: Today, women’s roles are emerging differently
with new commitment and career oriented as well as commitment to families. In the present scenario,
women at work can be seen everywhere whether in or outside India. Working women also play multiple
roles such as child rearers, parents, teachers, caretakers of their elderly parents, and many more, which
become very much strenuous for them. It is the added responsibility and burden of chores that add to daily
hassles or stress for them, especially in working women with young children, which definitely affect their
psychological well-being3.

Author Biographies

SenthilkumarT

Professor cum Principal, Dept, of Medical Surgical Nursing,  Lourde College of Nursing, Thaliparamba, Kannur, Kerala (ST), India

Valsamma Cherian

Associate Professor - Dept, of Community Health Nursing, Lourde College of Nursing, Thaliparamba, Kannur, Kerala (ST), India

Nimmy Augustine

Asst, Professor - Dept, of Community Health Nursing, Lourde College of Nursing, Thaliparamba, Kannur, Kerala (ST), India

Published

2021-06-14