A Comparative Study of Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Depression and Job Satisfaction Amid Covid-19 among IT Professionals Working in Online and Offline Working Environments
Keywords:Self-esteem, Social Anxiety, Depression, Job Satisfaction and Coronavirus anxiety
AbstractObjective: There is a big difference between how online and offline working IT professionals execute their jobs, as self-esteem is impacted, it manifests as a major change in social anxiety, depression, and job satisfaction. According to the manner of work—one has face-to-face interaction, the other has online engagement—the level of social anxiety also plays a significant role in IT professionals. Similarly, this online mode of working became highly used during the corona period. This might also have an impact on depressive symptoms, job satisfaction, and Coronavirus worry. The study primarily focuses on how each of these factors, depending on the IT professionals’ manner of operation, has a substantial impact on them. Materials and method: A total of 124 IT professionals participated in the current quantitative study, 64 of whom were online IT workers and 59 of whom were offline IT professionals. None of the participants had a history of psychological or neurological illnesses. The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS), developed in 1987, the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) from 2001, the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES), and the Corona Anxiety Scale (CAS) were among the research instruments used. Data was gathered using Google Forms. Results: According to the results of the IT professional who worked offline, corona virus fear and self-esteem were substantially correlated. While job satisfaction has a statistically negative correlation; social anxiety, depression, and Corona virus anxiety were all strongly linked. The results found for online working IT professionals were found that job satisfaction is adversely correlated with no significance whereas social anxiety, depression, and Corona virus anxiety were all strongly related. Conclusion: The current study highlights the association of self-esteem, social anxiety, depression, job satisfaction and Coronavirus anxiety among IT professionals. The study emphasizes that irrespective of their mode of working, their job and all the above mentioned factors can have a serious toll on their mental health.
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