Background: Young adults, aged between 17 and 25 years, experienced a strong impact on both their mental health and well-being due to COVID-19. Indeed, they were simultaneously faced with the normative tasks of their age and stressors associated with the long-lasting COVID-19 pandemic. This study offers further insights into the perceptions of the well-being (stress, anxiety, and depression) and social bonds in young Italian adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: The first survey was conducted between December and February 2021 (i.e., during the second wave in Italy) and included a total sample of 347 participants. The second survey took place between April and May 2022 (i.e., at the end of the health emergency in Italy) and consisted of a total sample of 313 participants. Results: T-tests, correlations, and linear regressions were performed. Overall, our findings showed an increased mood disturbance was positively correlated with having contracted COVID-19 and negatively associated with social connectedness. Furthermore, social assurance was found to negatively predict mood disorders during COVID-19. Conclusion: While numerous studies have focused on mental health, there has been limited exploration of protective factors, which could represent a different perspective that emphasizes individuals’ resources rather than their vulnerabilities.

Exploring Social Bonds and Well-Being in Young Adults during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic / Mari, E.; Quaglieri, A.; Di Consiglio, M.; Couyoumdjian, A.; Cricenti, C.; Lausi, G.; Pizzo, A.; D'Amato, V.; D'Amato, S.; Vozzella, E. A.; Ferrara, A.; Giannini, A. M.; Burrai, J.. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 12:23(2023). [10.3390/jcm12237298]

Exploring Social Bonds and Well-Being in Young Adults during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mari E.;Quaglieri A.;Di Consiglio M.;Couyoumdjian A.;Cricenti C.;Lausi G.;Pizzo A.;Giannini A. M.;Burrai J.
2023

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Background: Young adults, aged between 17 and 25 years, experienced a strong impact on both their mental health and well-being due to COVID-19. Indeed, they were simultaneously faced with the normative tasks of their age and stressors associated with the long-lasting COVID-19 pandemic. This study offers further insights into the perceptions of the well-being (stress, anxiety, and depression) and social bonds in young Italian adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: The first survey was conducted between December and February 2021 (i.e., during the second wave in Italy) and included a total sample of 347 participants. The second survey took place between April and May 2022 (i.e., at the end of the health emergency in Italy) and consisted of a total sample of 313 participants. Results: T-tests, correlations, and linear regressions were performed. Overall, our findings showed an increased mood disturbance was positively correlated with having contracted COVID-19 and negatively associated with social connectedness. Furthermore, social assurance was found to negatively predict mood disorders during COVID-19. Conclusion: While numerous studies have focused on mental health, there has been limited exploration of protective factors, which could represent a different perspective that emphasizes individuals’ resources rather than their vulnerabilities.
2023
anxiety; depression; health emergency; life quality; older adolescent; social connectedness; stress
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Exploring Social Bonds and Well-Being in Young Adults during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic / Mari, E.; Quaglieri, A.; Di Consiglio, M.; Couyoumdjian, A.; Cricenti, C.; Lausi, G.; Pizzo, A.; D'Amato, V.; D'Amato, S.; Vozzella, E. A.; Ferrara, A.; Giannini, A. M.; Burrai, J.. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 12:23(2023). [10.3390/jcm12237298]
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