Honors College Theses

Date

2022

Major

Psychology (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Lawrence Locker

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to assess the relationship between the appearance of Covid-19 and retrospective judgments of mental wellbeing in college students. Specifically, students were asked to provide ratings of their mental wellbeing before and after the arrival of COVID-19. Participants also provide ratings of awareness of their mental wellbeing as well as how worried they were, how they adjusted to social distancing and changes in learning format. The results revealed that the arrival of COVID-19 was related to judgments of mental wellbeing such that wellbeing was rated lower after the arrival of COVID-19 than before. There were also differences in ratings of awareness of mental wellbeing. Relationships among the measures and mental wellbeing after the arrival of COVID-19 were also examined. The pattern of results supports the notion that the arrival and adjustment to COVID-19 was related to mental wellbeing in college-age adults.

Thesis Summary

The purpose of the current study was to assess the relationship between the appearance of Covid-19 and mental wellbeing in college students. Students provided ratings of their mental wellbeing before and after the arrival of COVID-19, along with adjustment to social distancing and changes in learning format. Results revealed that wellbeing was rated lower after the arrival of COVID-19.

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