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Investigating relationships between perceived social support, neuroticism, flexibility, and covid-19 related stress.

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Dr. Kristian Veit

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Student Scholarship

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery

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Presentation

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Presentation Location: Warming House, Olivet Nazarene University

Abstract

Research suggests that the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly strained mental health and intensified preexisting mental health struggles. Amid the pandemic and the mental strain associated with it, many are concerned with which individuals seem to be struggling with stress related to COVID-19 the most. Specifically, there has been a call for research to incorporate several risk factors and contemplate the significance of flexibility. Therefore, this project will examine if the personality and environmental variables of psychological flexibility, neuroticism, and perceived social support are related to COVID-19 related stress. Olivet Nazarene University students who received extra credit to participate and social media users completed the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, demographic measures, and a scale assessing neuroticism in an online survey format. Additionally, levels of COVID-19-related stress (worries) about: (1) getting (contracting), (2) dying from, (3) currently having, (4) family member getting, (5) unknowingly infecting others, and (6) experiencing significant financial burden following COVID-19 were assessed. Data collection is in progress and will cease on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Data analyses will examine associations between neuroticism, psychological flexibility, perceived social support, and COVID-19 related stress using Pearson’s correlation coefficient and multiple regression.

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Investigating relationships between perceived social support, neuroticism, flexibility, and covid-19 related stress.

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Presentation Location: Warming House, Olivet Nazarene University

Abstract

Research suggests that the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly strained mental health and intensified preexisting mental health struggles. Amid the pandemic and the mental strain associated with it, many are concerned with which individuals seem to be struggling with stress related to COVID-19 the most. Specifically, there has been a call for research to incorporate several risk factors and contemplate the significance of flexibility. Therefore, this project will examine if the personality and environmental variables of psychological flexibility, neuroticism, and perceived social support are related to COVID-19 related stress. Olivet Nazarene University students who received extra credit to participate and social media users completed the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, demographic measures, and a scale assessing neuroticism in an online survey format. Additionally, levels of COVID-19-related stress (worries) about: (1) getting (contracting), (2) dying from, (3) currently having, (4) family member getting, (5) unknowingly infecting others, and (6) experiencing significant financial burden following COVID-19 were assessed. Data collection is in progress and will cease on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Data analyses will examine associations between neuroticism, psychological flexibility, perceived social support, and COVID-19 related stress using Pearson’s correlation coefficient and multiple regression.