Author: Kishwar Aslam
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study examined the gender differences in perceived stress among the patients suffering from hepatitis “C”. 14-item scale of perceived stress constructed by Shelder Cohen was used .The sample for the study was obtained from Services Hospital Lahore and from Tehsil. Headquarter Lahore of size N=60 (30 males and 30 females) by using purposive sampling strategy .14-item scale was administered to check gender difference in perceived stress among the patients suffering from hepatitis “C”. Pearson moment correlation and independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data. The results indicated that there are significant differences between perception of stress and gender, family system (joint and individual), presence of any other earning source or absence of any other earning source and marital status among the patients suffering from hepatitis” patients. Demographic variables such as age, duration of disease, duration of treatment, and intensity of disease have significant correlation with perceived stress. On the other hand education, profession, numbers of children and total monthly incomes have negative significant correlation with perceived stress.
Keywords: Gender Differences, Perceived Stress, Hepatitis “C”, Intensity of disease, Monthly Incomes, Family System
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