Gender differences on perceived stress of physically active population during Covid-19 lockdown: A survey study in a population of urban subjects
Ankit Kumar, Vikram Singh, Shilu kumari
Males and females differ in coping with stress and emotions. It is presumed that due to individual differences, there might be differences in perceiving stress that is influenced by one’s gender. The present study aims to evaluate gender differences in perceived stress among a sample of subjects who are regularly yoga and are going through a transition period from unemployment to work during Covid-19 lockdown period. 80 participants, 46 men and 34 women, in the age group of 18 to 27 years were enrolled in this survey study, voluntarily. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) was being used for stress assessment. Overall, most of the participants (86.25%) showed low to medium perceived stress level. But upon break up on the basis of gender, 15.2% males showed high perceived stress level, 54.3% showed medium perceived stress and 30.4% showed low level of perceived stress. On the other hand, 11.8% females showed high perceived stress level, 55.9% showed medium perceived stress and 32.4% showed low level of perceived stress. No association between perceived stress and gender was found.