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| Published: September 27, 2020

Anxiety and stress among youth during COVID-19 global pandemic

Dr. Manini Srivatava

Department of Psychology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Balendra Tiwari

Department of Psychology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.189/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.189

ABSTRACT

‘Youth’ is defined as the period by the end of adolescence and beginning of adulthood is a phase of transition. This phase of transition is very crucial in development of an Individual and is characterized by anxiety and stress. This is so because this transition encompasses developmental changes which determine the individual’s competencies during adulthood- the longest period of the life cycle. The acquisition and consolidation of values, competencies, emotional and social capital, and attitudes are of paramount importance in ensuring youths experience of a successful transition. This stress and anxiety in Youth is getting multiplied due to COVID-19 pandemic which is marked by an environment of fear and uncertainty, with cure yet to be discovered. This is taking toll on mental health and wellbeing of people. This Survey attempts to assess the awareness about COVID-19, appraisal of and attitude towards COVID-19 pandemic situations, experience of anxiety and stress, and perceived mental health care needs during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus in a sample of 500 youth (18 to 21 years of age).

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.189/20200803

10.25215/0803.189

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020