ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL CHANGE DUE TO HOME QUARANTINE: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
Adolescent behavior changes as an outcome of home quarantine towards fighting COVID 19 infection, formed the basis of exploring adolescent social isolation. The subject Social isolation was studied via psychological dimensions related to fear of anxiety, gloomy, fatigue and their impact with each other and their sub factors. An empirical exploration with a sample comprising of 157, both male and female adolescents, randomly selected by an online survey formed the basis of the study. Self-Evaluation scale developed was used for the study. The study presents its findings from proposed thirteen hypotheses emerging from literature reviewed. The empirical findings projected the relationship between anxiety and fatigue along with its impact on the adolescent’s gloominess and dissatisfaction, during their home quarantine confinement and social disconnect. From the study also emerged the finding that gender difference did not vary the adolescent’s anxiety, gloominess or satisfaction but did have a difference in fatigue experienced. Also the adolescent’s family size, depicted that there existed no significant difference with anxiety experienced, but family size had a bearing on the fatigue, satisfaction and gloominess experienced by adolescents. Who being subjected to their social isolation and confined to their homes. The study findings have a topical importance in addressing the psychological need analysis of the adolescents during the present COVID 19 home quarantine and lockdown.
Social Isolation, Anxiety, Lockdown, Gloomy, Fatigue, Home quarantine