COVID-19- A Gender Based Study on Health-Protective Behavior, Resilience and Psychological Wellbeing


  • Ishanpreet Kaur Toor Masters in Arts. Psychology, IGNOU, India



Health protective behavior, resilience, psychological-wellbeing, COVID-19


Health-protective behaviors, such as eating a healthy diet, sleeping well, exercising daily, etc., can reduce the risk of contracting diseases. In uncertain times like these, people need to have health-protective behavior for the prevention of diseases. The study was undertaken to understand the relationship between health-protective behavior, resilience, and psychological well-being during this COVID-19. It was advanced to understand that people who were involved in health-protective behavior were more resilient and had better psychological well-being. It is a gender study to find the relationship between health-protective behavior resilience, and psychological well-being. The study was conducted on a sample of 30 males and 30 females of ages 25-40 years. Standardized measures of health-protective behavior scale, resilience, and psychological well-being were administered to the participants. The study revealed that females scored significantly higher in health-protective behavior as compared to males. There was no significant difference among the sample in resilience and psychological well-being. This shows when it comes to health and measures are taken to protective ourselves from diseases females show more caution than males. This study provides an insight that there is a need to inculcate health-protective behaviors such as wearing masks, washing hands, eating a healthy diet, maintaining distance, etc. for the prevention of diseases during COVID-19.


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Ishanpreet Kaur Toor. (2022). COVID-19- A Gender Based Study on Health-Protective Behavior, Resilience and Psychological Wellbeing. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2).