International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Level of emotional well-being during COVID pandemic among individual in rural and urban area: A comparative study
Alfred Solomon and Roza Samuel
Emotional well-being plays a major role in maintaining positive psychological state. It controls the health-seeking behavior, enhances decision-making skills, increases interpersonal-communication, and helps get over from stressful situations or illness. Thus, it plays an important role in overall well-being of a privatel. However, this psychological character called emotion is typically neglected. Covid-19 emerged within the Wuhan province of China within the end of 2019 and over a span of next 4 months; it’s spread to majority of the countries around the world. The research design applied was descriptive research design. A non-probability convenient sampling technique is used to select samples. Structured interview was used to collect the background variable and emotional well-being. Data were collected by 60 individuals (30 – Urban, 30 – Rural) at in Mappedu (Urban) and Thirumazhasai (Rural), Chennai. The analysis revealed that in urban area, 16(53.33%) had moderate level of emotional well – being and 14(46.67%) had severe level of emotional well-being among individuals during Covid pandemic. The analysis also shows that in rural area, 29(96.67%) had moderate level of emotional well – being and only 1(3.33%) had severe level of emotional well-being among individuals during Covid pandemic. The analysis revealed that the calculated student independent ‘t’ test value of t=5.007 was found to be statistically significant at p<0.001 level. This clearly infers that there was significant difference between the level of emotional well-being during Covid pandemic among individuals in urban and rural area. The study findings suggest that necessary health and mental health related counseling can be arranged for the individuals to cope up with the pandemic situation and to improve their quality of life.