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Exploring stressors which impact the university students’ mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic

Landwehr, L.M. (2021) Exploring stressors which impact the university students’ mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Abstract:Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, university students encounter challenges which impact their mental wellbeing tremendously. Therefore, the goal of this study was to explore stressor which influence the mental wellbeing among university students. Therefore, a non-experimental correlational design was performed. Pearson correlations were conducted whether a relation could be established between coronavirus related stressors and perceived stress, as well as NA. The results revealed a significant relation between PSS and fear of an infection with the coronavirus, as well as the fear of isolation. Furthermore, a significant relation was established between NA and the fear of not being able to determine one's own life, as well as between PSS and NA. Further, a simple regression analysis was run to investigate the causal relationship between perceived stress and the fear of coronavirus. Thereby, perceived stress was determined as a significant predictor for the fear of coronavirus. The current study provided evidence for COVID-19 related stressors which worsen university student’s mental wellbeing, namely the fear of an infection with the virus, the fear of not being able to determine one´s own life, and the fear of isolation. In addition, a predictor for the fear of the coronavirus was established.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87445
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