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An Investigation to Consequences of Depression at Work – Place: Evidence from Working Professionals at Karachi

Hajra Sheikh and Nawaz Ahmad

Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), 2012, vol. 6, issue 1, 1-8

Abstract: main aim of the study is to investigate Depression at Workplace. The basic purpose of this study is to explore the consequences that depression has on one’s ability to work.Literature review: Depression is a common illness. At some point in their life, around 1 in every 5 women and 1 in every 10 men will suffer from depression. At any given time, 1 in every 20 adults is experiencing a serious 'major' depression. Methods: Closed ended well-designed questionnaire is used to collect the data from different working professionals in organization. Universe was service organization at Karachi. Random sample survey was used and intervention of researcher was moderate. Descriptive statistical model of weighted average and weighted average percentages were used for analysis. Conclusion: This research paper concludes that More than 80% of people with depression can be treated effectively, generally without missing much time from work or needing costly hospitalization. Suggestions: Firstly, awareness should be created about depression and its severity and seriousness amongst individuals at work. Secondly, workplace depression should be given attention to by employees facing depression and their managers and co-workers along with the appropriate medications and therapies involved. Classification-I11; J21; J81; J83;

Keywords: Depression; Workplace; Employees; Karachi (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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