International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Stress and Depression: A Comparison Study between Men and Women Inmates in Peninsular Malaysia
Affizal Ahmad, Nurul Hazrina Mazlan

The objectives of this study were to compare the prevalence of stress and depression between men and women inmates, and to determine the association between stress and depression. A cross-sectional study involving 426 inmates (227 males, 199 females) was designed. Two self-report surveys were used to collect data related to stress and depression. Descriptive and statistical analyses were conducted to achieve the objectives. The findings showed that stress and depression were high among inmates, especially female inmates. Comparison analysis confirmed that stress and depression were significantly higher in female inmates than in male inmates. Furthermore, stress and depression showed significant association in both male and female inmates. It can be concluded that high prevalence of stress and depression among inmates was associated, and male and female inmates had different level of stress and depression.

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