IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(6): 543-547 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.300

Relating Stress, Anxiety and Depression among Flood Victims’Quality of Life in Malaysia: A Theoretical Perspective

Johana Johari and Najib Ahmad Marzuki
Abstract—Flood disaster is one of the events that have an impact on the lives of the individuals involved in Malaysia. Destruction and loss make a person feels depressed besides being worried. Even worse when the victims become depressed as a result of the incident. Flood events can be seen as a threat to the well-being of individuals both physically and emotionally. This article will discuss how stress, anxiety and depression are relatedtothe quality of life and well-being of flood victims. The discussion is based on the Stressful Life EventsTheory, Freud’s Anxiety Theory, Beck's Cognitive Theory of Depression and the Quality of Life Conceptual Model.

Index Terms—Flood, stress life events, freudanxiety theory, beck cognitive theory of depression, conceptual model quality of life.

Johana Johariand Najib Ahmad Marzuki arewith the School of Social Development, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia. (e-mail: jjohana9@yahoo.com; najib320@uum.edu.my).

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Cite:Johana Johari and Najib Ahmad Marzuki, "Relating Stress, Anxiety and Depression among Flood Victims’Quality of Life in Malaysia: A Theoretical Perspective," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 543-547, 2013.

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