Relationship of Resilience with Level of Stress and Anxiety among High School Teachers of Targeted and Non-targeted Schools in Lahore

Author: Nida Mehmood


Degree: BS

Year: 2006-2010

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The basic aim of the research was to find out the relationship of resilience with anxiety and depression in high stress conditions in schools which were targeted and non -targeted by terrorist attacks. It also aims to ascertain the gender difference in the level of resilience, anxiety and depression. Ex Post Facto Research Design and Purposive sampling technique was used in this research. Demographic Variable Questionnaire, State Trait Resilience Inventory (STRI) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) were used. A total sample of 200 teachers were included 100 teachers from targeted schools in which 50 were male and 50 were female teachers and 100 from non-targeted schools in which 50 were male and 50 were female teachers. The age range of the male and female teachers was from 24 to 60 years. Regression analysis was carried out that reflected the predicting factors of depression and anxiety. Independent sample t-test was carried out to find out if there is any difference of stress, anxiety and depression between targeted and non-targeted schools and also the difference among gender. Obtained results showed that there was no difference in stress, anxiety and depression in targeted and non-targeted schools however some difference was found in targeted and non-targeted schools when they were separately analyzed for males and females.

Keywords: Resilience, Stress, Anxiety.

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