Life satisfaction and Depression among Working and non-Working Women of Quetta City


  • Ayesha Zahid Department of Psychology, University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • Mehreen Siddiqui Department of Psychology, University of Balochistan, Quetta


Depression, Life satisfaction, working, non-working women.


 Aim of the present study was to explore the level of Depression and Life Satisfaction among working non-working women of Quetta city. Total sample of the study consist of 100 females including (n=50) working women and (n=50) non-workingwomen. Working women were selected from various Universities of Quetta city, while non-working women were from homes. Cross Sectional research design was applied whereas convenient sampling technique was used for data the collection. Measures were used for this research a) Demographic information  form b)Satisfaction with life urdu translated scale (SWLS) developed by Denier et.,al (1985).c) Siddiqui Shah depression inventory (SSDS) developed by Salma Siddiqui (1992)were administered. For data analysis descriptive statistic techniques, correlation and regression method were applied to investigate the significant difference between depression and life satisfaction among working and non-working women of Quetta city. Results indicate that depression (53.8) and life satisfaction (70.6) is highly significant in working women compare to non-working women whereas depression is (25.8) and life satisfaction is (13.4) significant P value is (p<0.001). Result showed that working women are satisfied with their life and less depressive then non-working women.


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Zahid, A. ., & Siddiqui, M. . (2023). Life satisfaction and Depression among Working and non-Working Women of Quetta City. Journal of Education And Humanities Research (JEHR), University of Balochistan, Quetta, 16(2), 114–119. Retrieved from