RESEARCH OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS LEVELS OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PROCESS
Author(s): Esat Sanh
and Mehmet Celal kefeli
As in all cases, individuals' psychological reactions differ from each other in critical processes such as in pandemic. It is important to determine which factors are more threatening to individuals' mental health. In this context, in the study it is aimed to measure the depression, anxiety and stress responses of individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic process in Turkish society and to research whether there is a significant difference according to some variables such as gender, age, marital status, time spent at home during the pandemic process, social media usage level, whether a relative is positive or not, and whether the workload increases or decreases during the pandemic process. Methods: In this research, a descriptive method has been used in the relational screening model. The sample consists of a total of 881 participants, 484 of which are women and 397 men. The personal information form has been used as a measurement tool, and the DASS-21 scale has been used to determine the levels of depression, anxiety and stress. Since the data do not show normal distribution, non-parametric analysis methods have been used. Results: In the study, it was understood that gender, marital status, age, duration of social media use, a COVID-19 positive relative, staying at home and increased workload had significant effects on psychological reactions. Suggestions are given in the light of the research findings. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 22 (2): March 2021: 1-13.