Covid-19 And The Psychological Well-Being Of Indian Migrants In Saudi Arabia

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Rakshanda F Fazli , Rashid Aziz Faridi


Objective: The outbreak of the corona various shocked humanity in more than one way. The current study examines the Psychological well-being responses to the COVID-19 pandemic among Indians in Saudi Arabia. The study delves into the impact of Covid-19 and the well-being of diverse age, gender, and income groups of Indians in Saudi Arabia.

Design: Psychological Well-being is measured by Dr Martin Seligman’s theory of well-being called PERMA (Positive emotions– feeling good; Engagement– being completely absorbed in activities; Relationships– being authentically connected to others; Meaning – purposeful existence; Accomplishments – a sense of achievement and success). Age, gender, and income are used as independent variables. Positive emotions, engagement; relationships; purposeful existence; and achievement are dependent variables additional filler variables are health, negative emotions, loneliness, and happiness.

Data and Method: As per the demand of the study, some changes are made in the questionnaire to get responses aimed at before and post COVID-19 outbreak scenarios. The online survey was administered in April-November 2021 to collect the data. The study focuses on the Psychological well-being of affluent Indian expatriates(n=62) living in Saudi Arabia during the pandemic.

Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and independent t-test has been conducted to explore the variations of the effect of Covid-19 on the psychological well-being of different age groups, gender, and income class of migrants in Saudi Arabia.

Results: The marks of COVID-19 can be seen across all genders, ages, and income groups, but impressions are profound on women, people of 51+ age, and high-income groups.

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