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The effects of loneliness and stress on healthcare workers (HCWs) due to Covid-19

Finnegan, Amy (2022) The effects of loneliness and stress on healthcare workers (HCWs) due to Covid-19. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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In resent years from the end of 2019 to current time the world has came to a standstill over a global pandemic which is upturning lives. This study aimed to create a better understanding for two main aspects healthcare workers have been suffering from. The research is expanding on previous literature and knowledge to determine if levels of loneliness and levels of stress have increased for healthcare workers due to Covid-19. The were three main research questions presented alongside three hypotheses. The hypothesises were that HCWs would score high on the UCLA questionnaire, that there will be a relationship between self-reported stress and loneliness and third that their will be an increase in levels of stress due to high levels of loneliness. For this study participant were recruited through social media platforms using convenient snowball sampling and received a total of 90 participants. Participants were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire which entailed their age, highest degree of schooling, employment type etc. The participant could proceed on and complete the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and the University of Los Angeles version 3 Questionnaire (UCLA VS3). Results from the present study were obtained from a non- parametric Spearman’s Correlation and Standard Multiple Regression. The current research suggests that according to previous research HCWs levels of both aspects (Loneliness and Stress) are significantly increased due to Covid-19. Implications, strengths, and limitations are discussed in relation to this current study.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > Workplace Stress
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2022 13:27

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