Concern over career is the primary reason for poor mental health among students


  • Agnita Kundu
  • Sampurna Kundu



Anxiety, COVID-19, Depression, Mental Health, Stress, Student.


COVID-19 is the cause of a lot of concern around the world. Apart from the obvious physical distress it has contributed
significantly to elevation of mental health issues. Students who mostly have not been vaccinated are doing online
classes with severe restriction on their social lives. Survey was done with students from school, college and university
to determine their mental health status. Their mental health was evaluated with the DASS-21 questionnaire that was
distributed and collected online. The students were found to have become vulnerable to stress, anxiety and depression.
Their mental health status was found to be poor with university students being most affected. Upon Correlation studies
with relevant questions on online education and consequent change in their mode of studies and interaction with family
and friends, it was found that university students’ concern over their career led to their poor mental health

Author Biographies

Agnita Kundu

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Shri Shikshayatan College, 11, Lord Sinha Road,
Kolkata-700071. West Bengal, India

Sampurna Kundu

Ph.D. Research Scholar, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi-110067, India.




How to Cite

Agnita Kundu, & Sampurna Kundu. (2022). Concern over career is the primary reason for poor mental health among students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(4), 14–21.