Gender Differences in Psychological Distress and Psychological Well-Being among Lawyers

Naeema Arzeen, Maryum Hamid, Mubashar Shah, Saima Arzeem, Ghulam Mustafa, Zaheer ul Hassan

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study was designed to find the gender differences in psychological distress and psychological well-being (PWB) among lawyers.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted from January 2018 to April 2018 at Islamabad and Rawalpindi High courts.
Materials and Methods: Purposive sampling technique was used. A sample of 110 lawyers (male=55 & female =55) were recruited for the study. Two scales, psychological distress-10 and psychological well-being was used for data collection.
Results: For the investigation of relationship Pearson, product moment correlation was computed with the help of SPSS-21v. The results indicated that both parameters (psychological distress and psychological well-being) were negatively correlated (r=-.40). To examine the gender regarding differences T-test was used. Significant gender related difference was observed on psychological distress (t=2.09, p<.05) where female lawyers reported higher level of distress than male lawyers, whereas on well-being non-significant gender difference was found.
Conclusion: The findings of our study concluded that lawyers with high psychological distress reported lower level of psychological well-being; and overall female lawyers experienced more psychological distress (because of extra responsibilities of profession, home, and family) than their male counterparts.

Key WordsGender, Psychological Distress, Psychological Well-Being.

How to cite this: Arzeen N, Hamid M, Shah M, Arzeem, Mustafa G, Hassan Z. Gender Differences in Psychological Distress and Psychological Well-Being among Lawyers. Life and Science. 2022; 3(2): 75-78.  doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.192

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