Relationship between Anxiety and Defense Mechanism in Anxiety Patients
Keywords:Anxiety, Defense Mechanism, Anxiety Patients.
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between anxiety and defense mechanism in anxiety patients in District Sirsa (Haryana). The study was designed to assess the relationship between anxiety and defense mechanism in anxiety patients. 120 patients were randomly selected from various Govt. and private hospitals in the district. Sinha Comprehensive Anxiety test by A.K.P Sinha ; L.N.K Sinha (1971), along with Defense Mechanism Inventory by N.R Mrinal ; Uma Singhal (1971) was administered for collecting the data. The data were analyzed by using Pearson’s Product Moment method to see the correlation among anxiety and defense mechanism in the anxiety patients. The findings of the study reveal that Turning Against Object and Reversal (defense mechanism) has positive and high significant correlation with anxiety but no significant correlation with Projection (defense mechanism)
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