Author: Moonam Afzal
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study was conducted to find out the level of psychological distress and social interaction anxiety in women living in shelter homes. It was hypothesized that there is significant relationship between level of psychological distress and social interaction anxiety in destitute women. The sample consisted of 80 destitute women selected from different shelter homes in Lahore. A Demographic Information Sheet, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10, 1994) and Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (Mattick & Clarke, 1998) were used for assessment. Data was analyzed using correlation. The result revealed that there is significant positive relationship between psychological distress and social interaction anxiety in women living in shelter homes. The findings hold implications for families, NGOs and policy makers.
Keywords: Psychological Distress, Social Interaction, Anxiety, Destitute Women.
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