Corona Virus University Survey Highlights Impact on Students’ Minds September 2 at 8:40 PM
A survey conducted by universities around the world on the effects of the new coronavirus on student life highlights the impact on the mind, with about 10 percent of students seeing symptoms of depression above the level of middle disease, and a majority of students who answered that they were worried about whether their mental condition would be bad.
Of these, Akita University conducted a survey of more than 5,100 university and graduate students from May to June, and 53% of the students responded.
As a result, 11.5% of women and 10.3% of men had symptoms of depression above the level of mesopathy.
In addition, as a result of analysis including answers such as lifestyle, the risk of symptoms of depression is increased by 2.85 times if you are smoking, but as low as 0.54 times if you exercise frequently.
Shizuoka Prefectural University in Shizuoka City conducted a survey of university and graduate students from April to May, and obtained responses from approximately 1600 students, more than half of them.
As a result, about 55% of students answered “very anxious”, “anxiety” and “a little uneasy” to the question “Does my heart feel bad?”
Looking at this answer by the fourth grade, the percentage tends to increase with each grade, and we analyze that there may be concerns about the future, such as how to proceed with practical training and job hunting.
In June, Kyushu University in Fukuoka City conducted a survey of university and graduate students and obtained responses from approximately 6000 students, about 30 percent of them.
As a result, about 40% of the students answered that they felt lonely or isolated, and about 40% said they felt depressed.
Professor Hiroshi Tsutomi of Shizuoka Prefectural University, one of the universities that conducted the survey, said, “The questionnaire showed a very high level of anxiety about the students. We would like to support volunteers from listening to students’ concerns and connecting them so that no students are left behind through food distribution meetings and other activities.”