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Monthly Journal for Science Engineering and Management

ISSN : 2456-1304 (Online)

A Study on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with respect to Gender

Author : Rubia Jan 1 Zainab Hamid 2 Dr. Shawkat Ahmad Shah 3 Dr. Arshad Hussain 4

Date of Publication :23rd August 2018

Abstract: It has been evaluated that by 2020 psychological trauma will be the main cause of disability, next to depression and heart diseases (Michaud, Murray & Bloom, 2001). The present study entitled as “A Study on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with respect to Gender” was aimed to understand the PTSD in respect to gender. The objectives of the study were to assess levels of PTSD experienced by male and female, apart from this it also aimed to explore the significant difference in male and female participants with respect to PTSD. The sample of the study consists of 100 participants. Out of 100 participants, 50 were male and 50 were female. PTSD symptom scale (PSS) developed by Foa, Riggs, Dancu and Rothbaum (1993) was used to assess the levels of PTSD. The collected data was subjected to comparative analysis (t-test) with the help of SPSS. The comparative analysis highlighted that there is significant mean difference in PTSD with respect to gender. Further comparison of means indicates that female participants have higher PTSD as compared to male participants

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