Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Fear on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among General Public in Sindh

International Journal of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Vol.11, No.1, (2020), pp.1024-1031

Posted: 17 Nov 2020

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Mansoor Ahmed Soomro

Department of Business Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro; University of Sindh - Institute of Business Administration

Muhammad Saleh Memon

S.A.L University (Shah Abdul Latif University) - Department of Business Administration

Ghulam Muhiyuddin Solangi

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Shaheed Benazirabad

Farhan Ali Soomro

S.A.L University (Shah Abdul Latif University) - Department of Public Administration

Date Written: July 6, 2020

Abstract

The study has examined the level of stress, anxiety, and depression among the general public due to coronavirus. Coronavirus has been declared as an international pandemic that started in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The outbreak changes the lives of people and restricted them to self quarantine. The world is at risk of poor economic conditions. The pandemic reaches to 210 countries. Coronavirus challenged people to live in some other ways, an unprecedented way. With this deadly pandemic new problem arises among the public. The virus is a big threat to the lives of people as the number of deaths reaches more than 100 thousand. The data was collected by using a structured questionnaire from the public of Sindh province, Pakistan in March and April. The research was quantitative. Collected data were analyzed by using SPSS 26.0 for descriptive and Smart PLS 3.2.9 for further analysis. A total number of 462 responses were received through an online survey as no other option was under consideration due to the pandemic. The research findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between COVID-19 and stress, anxiety and depression. The people of every age are in deep worries because of this pandemic. The increasing cases of coronavirus have increased fear and stress, depression, and anxiety has increased among individuals. Further, findings exposed that people of affected areas like Karachi, Sukkur, and Hyderabad are more fearful than other areas of Sindh and the stress and anxiety among people in these areas are high.

Keywords: COVID-19, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Pandemic

Suggested Citation

Ahmed Soomro, Mansoor and Ahmed Soomro, Mansoor and Memon, Muhammad Saleh and Muhiyuddin Solangi, Ghulam and Ali Soomro, Farhan, Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Fear on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among General Public in Sindh (July 6, 2020). International Journal of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Vol.11, No.1, (2020), pp.1024-1031, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3725944

Mansoor Ahmed Soomro (Contact Author)

Department of Business Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro ( email )

Kairpur, KY Sindh 66020
Pakistan
+923338055558 (Phone)

University of Sindh - Institute of Business Administration ( email )

Jamshoro, 76080
Pakistan

Muhammad Saleh Memon

S.A.L University (Shah Abdul Latif University) - Department of Business Administration

Khairpur
Pakistan

Ghulam Muhiyuddin Solangi

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Shaheed Benazirabad

Pakistan

Farhan Ali Soomro

S.A.L University (Shah Abdul Latif University) - Department of Public Administration

Kairpur, KY
Pakistan

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