The Effects of Depression on Productivity Student's Name Institute Name Depression is often considered a common cause of illness and one major factor to effect the socio-economic statuses of individuals as well as of society. Most employees who suffer from depression, effect the rate of productivity, which is sometimes not even recognized. Even if it is known, most of them do not proceed with the proper treatment (Dewa et al. , 2015). In this study, different assessment questionnaires will be used to observe the number and severity of depressed employees and their effect on efficiency at their work place. Results will show the rate of change in productivity loss for different group of people on the basis of which steps may be taken to improve working productivity. Early diagnosis and treatment, better health facilities and regular information sessions regarding mental illnesses are some factors which may help to reduce the depression rate.
To analyze the rate of production being ap;[ffected by depression, the univariate method will be used in this study, which will help to conduct the research in specific direction and can produce an effective conclusion.
The dependent variable to be considered in this research survey will be work productivity loss. This loss at work is calculated using absenteeism and presentism measured with a respective questionnaire session.
Since the study is carried out specifically to measure the effect of a chronical disease 'depression' people in their workplace. Therefore depression is termed as the independent variable in this survey. This independent variable is chosen as it is the most common disease and different age groups of employees are known to be suffering from it. However, the severity may vary with the age, work type and its environment.
Data Collection methods The number of employers to be recruited in this survey will be around 200. It will include matched numbers of gender and age group (between 30-50 years) for justified results. Participants must not have any other kind of chronic health issues which may affect their performance during...