IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Akansha Gautam , Sandeep Panchal , Updesh Kumar
The purpose of the study was to explore the relationships between anxiety, depression and mental health status among old age people. The sample consists of 50 participants within range of 60 to 70 years. Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Mithila Mental Health Status Inventory were administered to all the respondents. The data was analysed by using descriptive statistics i.e. mean and SD, Pearson product moment correlation and step wise multiple regression. The result revealed that anxiety was significantly correlated with depression and alienation and negatively correlated with expression (sub-component of mental health status). Depression was found to have significant positive relationship with egocentrism, alienation, emotional un-stability and social non-conformity, and negative relationship with expression. The step wise regression analysis found emotional unstability and alienation to be predictors of depression.