Impact of Covid -19 Restrictions on Psycho-Social Behaviour of Adults


  • Prachi Sharma Faculty of Rehabilitation Psychology, B.M. Institute of Mental Health, Ahmedabad, India
  • Hiren Dave Psychiatric Social Worker, B.M. Institute of Mental Health, Ahmedabad, India



Covid-19, Lock-down, Pandemic, Hedonic well-being


COVID-19 pandemic is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. The world health organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency, first and latter, expressed as a pandemic. It is most contagious during the early three days after the onset of symptoms. In such severe conditions where people can get infected with Covid-19 by doing their routine task, to control its rapid inflammation, travel restrictions, lock-downs, workplace hazards controls, and facility closures was implemented worldwide forcely and suddenly by the authorities. It appeared likely that anxiety and depression, substance use, loneliness, and domestic violence was increased substantially. These various social and psychological issues, the researcher planned to understand the people’s psychological state or condition in such a difficult time; how they delt with all this. The present study is conducted on 53 peoples (35 male and 18 female) from the central Gujarat part in India. Participants for this study were between 20 years to 53 years of age and from different occupations. A hedonic well-being rating scale has ten items -Impatient, Happy, Frustrated, Depressed, Hassled, Angry, Worried, Enjoying, criticized, and tired, were taken for this study. Data was collected through messages and E-mails due to the lock-down restrictions. The study result has shown that women found more tired as compared to men during the lock-down phase. The difference in responses to different age groups led to variations. The result also has shown that the variations in responses of different age group peoples were significantly very high at the enjoy domain. It is also found that during the lock-down period, homemakers are found comparatively significantly less depressed and angry than people in business and job people, respectively. Students were found with the least stress during this phase.


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Prachi Sharma, & Hiren Dave. (2022). Impact of Covid -19 Restrictions on Psycho-Social Behaviour of Adults. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 10(1).