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Title

The Role of Covid-Related Stressors on Sleep and Mental Health Outcomes

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine how COVID-related factors (COVID stress, COVID exposure, COVID danger, and trauma) affect sleep patterns, positive outcomes (i.e., subjective happiness, conscientiousness, growth mindset, and creativity), and mental health outcomes (i.e., depression, and anxiety). The sample included 325 participants recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTURK). Participants reported on a variety of surveys which included their exposure to COVID, COVID stress, depression levels, anxiety levels, subjective happiness, conscientiousness, growth mindset, creativity, mindfulness, and sleep habits. Results showed strong associations of stress from COVID with an increased likelihood of experiencing insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Findings showed that lower mindfulness was linked with a greater likelihood of being stressed due to COVID. However, further research is needed to understand processes that impact their stress levels, and their baseline stress levels were before the ongoing pandemic.

Start Date

11-4-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2022 11:50 AM

Faculty Advisor

Dilbur Arsiwalla

Department

Department of Psychology

Department

Department of Biology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session:

  • Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 to 11:50 a.m.
  • Moderator: Eric Lee

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The Role of Covid-Related Stressors on Sleep and Mental Health Outcomes

The goal of this study was to examine how COVID-related factors (COVID stress, COVID exposure, COVID danger, and trauma) affect sleep patterns, positive outcomes (i.e., subjective happiness, conscientiousness, growth mindset, and creativity), and mental health outcomes (i.e., depression, and anxiety). The sample included 325 participants recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTURK). Participants reported on a variety of surveys which included their exposure to COVID, COVID stress, depression levels, anxiety levels, subjective happiness, conscientiousness, growth mindset, creativity, mindfulness, and sleep habits. Results showed strong associations of stress from COVID with an increased likelihood of experiencing insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Findings showed that lower mindfulness was linked with a greater likelihood of being stressed due to COVID. However, further research is needed to understand processes that impact their stress levels, and their baseline stress levels were before the ongoing pandemic.