Depression and Subjective Well-Being in Male Prisoners of District Jail Gujrat-Pakistan

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Lubna Ghazanfar
Aliyha Ghumman

Abstract

The current study was carried out to identify the relationship between depression and the subjective well-being of the prisoners in Pakistan. The study is also focusing on assessing various levels of depression and subjective well-being by relating them with the demographic variables of the study. To select the participants, the sampling technique was simple random sampling and all the selected participants were given two scales along with the demographic information of the participants. In the current study the scales that were used to assess the depression level in the prisoners the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) the adapted version of the scale in the language of Urdu was used (Beck, et al., 1996). The Urdu adapted version of the General Health Questionnaire Goldberg and Williams (1988) was used to assess the level of subjective well-being in the male prisoners. The hypotheses of the study were that depression will have a negative relationship with the subjective well-being of the male prisoners also the results will highlight the different levels of depression and subjective well-being when they will be compared with the demographic variables of the participants. The results support the hypotheses of the study that the negative relationship is present between the depression and subjective well-being of the male prisoners.

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