Impact of COVID-19-Related Distress on Anxiety and Depression of College Students

Authors

  • Jain Mathew CHRIST (deemed to be university)
  • Preksha Yadav CHRIST (deemed to be university)
  • Sridevi Nair CHRIST (Deemed to be University) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1529-4297
  • Roseline Gomes CHRIST (deemed to be university)
  • Sheeba Bhaskar CHRIST (deemed to be university)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i2.560

Abstract

The current study explores the impact of COVID-19 related distress factors on the mental well-being of college students. For the purpose of the study, mental well-being is measured through the depression symptoms and general anxiety levels of the students. The study used judgemental sampling to identify the respondents of the study. The final sample consisted of 147 respondents and the data was analysed on SPSS. The results suggested that while COVID-19 distress factors were not significant in predicting the level of depression symptoms experienced by the students, the general anxiety levels were significantly impacted by the distress factors. The findings are particularly useful for the teachers and institutions working to connect and teach through online platforms.

Author Biographies

Jain Mathew, CHRIST (deemed to be university)

Dr Jain Matthew is a Professor and Dean of the School of Business and Management at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India. He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and guided a number of Research Scholars. His areas of interest include behavioral finance, consumer behaviour and organisational behaviour. Email: jainmathew@christuniversity.in

Preksha Yadav, CHRIST (deemed to be university)

Preksha Yadav is an Assistant Professor at CMRIT and Research Scholar at the School of Business and Management at CHRIST (Deemed to be University). She is pursuing her Doctoral studies and her study explores the area of sustainability. Her areas of interest include organisation behaviour, mental health and well-being. Email: preksha.yadav@res.christuniversity.in

Sridevi Nair, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Sridevi Nair is an Assistant Professor and a Research Scholar at the School of Business and Management at CHRIST (Deemed to be University). She is pursuing her Doctoral studies and her study explores the impact of gamification. Her areas of interest include organisation behaviour, learning and development, mental health and well-being. Email: sridevi.nair@res.christuniversity.in

Roseline Gomes, CHRIST (deemed to be university)

Roseline Gomes is an Assistant Professor at Jyoti Nivas College and Research Scholar at the School of Business and Management at CHRIST (Deemed to be University). She is pursuing her Doctoral studies and her study explores the area of learning difficulties. Her areas of interest include learning, mental health and well-being. Email: sridevi.nair@res.christuniversity.in Email: roselin.gomes@res.christuniversity.in

Sheeba Bhaskar, CHRIST (deemed to be university)

Sheeba Bhaskar is the principal of Westfort Institute, Thrissur, and a Research Scholar at the School of Business and Management at CHRIST (Deemed to be University). She is pursuing her Doctoral studies and her study explores the area of hospital management. Her areas of interest include marketing, mental health and well-being. Email: sheeba.bhaskar@res.christuniversity.in

Published

2022-07-19

How to Cite

Mathew, J., Yadav, P., Nair, S., Gomes, R., & Bhaskar, S. (2022). Impact of COVID-19-Related Distress on Anxiety and Depression of College Students. Journal of Learning for Development, 9(2), 340–350. https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i2.560

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Case Studies