Street Harassment and Depression: The Role of Satisfaction with Life as a Mediator in Pakistani Women

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Faiqa Yaseen, Aalia Kausar, Yousaf Jamal


Street Harassment is one of the major problems in today’s world and is mostly experienced by every woman. The current study was conducted to investigate the mediating role of satisfaction with life in the relationship between street harassment and depression. A correlation research design and multistage sampling strategy were used. The data was collected from 254 Pakistani women, age range 16-24 years (M= 19.41, S.D=1.99) from different areas of Lahore, Pakistan. The findings of the study revealed that street harassment has a significant positive relationship with depression and a significant negative relationship with satisfaction with life. The results of this study also revealed that satisfaction with life fully mediated the relationship between street harassment and depression. The present findings would help educate the community about the harmful psychological consequences of street harassment. It will also enable us to understand why street harassment is an important social issue and requires attention.

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