ROLE OF INTERVENTIONS IN REDUCING ANXIETY AMONG WORKING ADULTS
* Priya M & **Kalyani Devi T
*Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
** Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Sri.Padmavati Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The present study aimed to identify the anxiety levels across various professions and also to anxiety reduction techniques for their betterment of life. A total sample of 648 working adults selected from various hospitals, IT industries, banks and Universities by simple random sampling technique and assessed their level of anxiety. The results revealed that IT employees were affected with high anxiety than other counterparts, and majority of doctors reported moderate anxiety. The high and moderate anxiety subjects were further taken for further assessment in control and experimental group. The experimental group were subjected to interventions like yoga, relaxation, deep breathing, music therapy and laughter therapy with the help of professional trainer. The results conclude that in experimental group, assistant professors still show high anxiety followed by bank managers. Doctors and bank managers were leading in low anxiety levels after intervention.
anxiety, working adults, intervention.