Much is unknown about the impact of pandemics, as well as their corollary effects. Paying particular attention to the demographic characteristics of participants (gender, race/ethnicity, and familial income), this quantitative study examines differences in levels of anxiety in separate, unmatched samples of college students before and after social distancing due to COVID-19. Via an online survey platform, participants (N = 156) completed self-report measures which gathered demographic characteristics and levels of anxiety. A four-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) did not show significant differences in levels of anxiety among participants across gender, race, familial income, or social distancing status. Implications for future research are discussed.
Harris, Madison C.
"Contending with COVID: Examining Levels of Anxiety Among College-Aged Adults in the Wake of the Pandemic,"
Undergraduate Research: Vol. 3:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://kb.gcsu.edu/undergraduateresearch/vol3/iss2/9