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Covid-19, Mental Health and Resilience

Barrett, Roisin (2021) Covid-19, Mental Health and Resilience. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This study aims to investigate the relationship between the social isolation brought about as a result of the implementation of measures to combat the threat of Covid 19 and its effect on people’s mental health. The question as to whether individuals with naturally high levels of resilience will have coped better throughout periods of lockdown will also be examined. A total of 101 participants ranging from 20-69 (M=30.42), who were recruited through social media, completed an online survey consisting of demographic questions, The Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21), The Social Provisions Scale (SPS-24) and The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC-25). Results showed that there was a significant relationship between social isolation and mental health. Initially resilience was significantly correlated with mental health, but once other variables were added into the Hierarchical Multiple Regression, its significance was lost. The model as a whole evidenced a 23.3% of variance in mental health. Findings suggest that more research should be done on the effect social isolation is having on mental health and how best to combat this.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 16:54
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 13:19

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