Student Dissertation

Agency : Incidence of Depression; Global Consulting Firms; Depression

Objective : 1. To assess the prevalence of depression among males & females due to work in various departments of different organizations 2. To assess the prevalence of depression among various age groups in various departments of different organizations 3. To assess the prevalence of depression among employees of varied educational background 4. To identify the department in which employees are happier & more satisfied with their work

Background : The project seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of the Depression in Top Global Consulting Firms.” “It is believed that feeling and expressing positive emotions on the job have favorable consequences on: ->Employees independent of their relationships with others (e.g., greater persistence), ->Reactions of others to employees (e.g., “halo,” or overgeneralization to other desirable traits), and ->Reactions of employees to others (e.g., helping others). “ These three sets of intervening processes are proposed, in turn, to lead to work achievement, job enrichment, and a higher quality social context.”

Methodology : Type of Study: Cross-Sectional Study Duration: 3 months Type of Data: Primary data which is defined as data used in research originally obtained through the direct efforts of the researcher through an online survey Tool for Data Collection: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

Findings : Tests of Association between Null Hypothesis Alternate Hypothesis Calculated χ2 Tabulated χ2 at 95% Confidence Interval Null Hypothesis (Accepted/ Rejected) Alternate Hypothesis (Accepted/ Rejected) Age and Depression There is no association between Age and Depression There is an association between Age and Depression 21.607 26.026 Accepted Rejected Gender and Depression There is no association between Gender and Depression There is an association between Gender and Depression 42.619 7.815 Rejected Accepted Educational Level and Depression There is no association between Educational Level and Depression There is an association between Educational Level and Depression 4.125 12.592 Accepted Rejected Department and Depression There is no association between the Department and Depression There is an association between the Department and Depression 15.270 24.996 Accepted Rejected

Recommendations : This study demonstrated no statistically significant association between depression and age of participants, depression and educational level of study participants, and, depression and department of participants However, it demonstrated a statistically significant association between depression and gender of participants.


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