Gender Differences in Stress among Survivors of Suicide Bombing in Lahore City

Author: Sayyada Nargis Batool
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2007-2009
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Sayyada Nargis Batool (2007-2009) Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

This research investigates gender differences in stress among survivals of suicide bombing in Lahore city. Purposive sampling technique was used. The sample was composed of 150 survivals of Lahore Suicide Bombing (75 males and 75 females). The data was collected from Dubai Chowk, Allama Iqbal Town and Model Town, Lahore. Survey research design was used. Perceived Stress Scale by Sheldon Cohen (1994) was individually administered to participants after obtaining written permission from the author. The results showed that the female survivals reported significantly higher level of stress than their male counterparts. The findings further suggest significantly high negative relationship between stress and income of participants. The findings of this research have implications for promoting knowledge about gender differences in stress as a result of traumatic events, such as suicide bombing.

Keywords: Gender Differences, Stress, Survivors , Suicide Bombing.
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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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