Physical Health Issues and Psychological Well-Being in Educated Working and Non-Working Women

Author: Zunaira Amin

Supervisor: Shazia Khalid

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


This study examined physical health issues and psychological well-being
in educated working and non-working women. It was hypothesized that
there would be relationship between physical health issues and
psychological well-being in working and non-working women.
Corelational research design was used and the sample comprised of 150
participants (75 working women and 75 non-working women). Physical
Symptoms Inventory (Spector, 2011) and Trait Well-Being Inventory
(Dalbert, 1992) were used. Results showed that physical health issues
were negatively related to mood level and also negatively related to life
satisfaction in non-working women. The study also described that working
women were more prone towards physical health problems than
non-working women. The findings highlight the psychological implication
of physical health issues on the psychological well-being of women. The
main thing is to help women to gain insight and awareness about the risk
factors and their consequences which enable them to engage in healthy

Keywords: Physical Health Issues, Psychological Well-Being.

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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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