International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 4.3 / 10

The Relationship between Culture Orientation and Depression amongst Adults

Jyotsna Rana

Abstract: The aim of this study was to establish the relationship between cultural orientation and depression amongst adults in an Indian setting. Culture dimensions given by Harry C Triandis were used to build the theory and variables. The variables in the study included Horizontal Individualism, Vertical Individualism, Horizontal Collectivism, and Vertical Collectivism and Depression. Further, this study explored the correlation between dimensions of culture orientation and Depression and a comparison between levels of depression between males and females. A sample of 114 adults was taken from various religious, economic, and financial backgrounds. EACH PARTICIPANT RESPONDED TO TWO QUESTIONNAIRES: Culture Orientation Scale and Beck?s Depression Inventory. It was hypothesized that dimensions of individualistic orientation and depression would be positively correlated and dimensions of collectivistic orientation and depression would be negatively correlated. Additionally, it was hypothesized that females will show more severity of depression than males. The finding of the study indicated that in this sample individualistic dimensions were negatively correlated with depression. However, the correlation was not significant. A significant negative correlation between Collectivistic dimensions and depression was found meaning that people having a collectivistic orientation will show lower symptoms of depression. Additionally, it was found that females showed more severity of depression than males in the sample.

Keywords: Culture, Depression

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 1102 - 1109

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