Kent State Researchers Publish in the Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal

Kent State researchers, Dr. Sheryl Chatfield, Ph.D. Candidate Saroj Bista, Dr. Deric Kenne, and Dr. Kristen Debois of Muskingham University have published their work titled "The Association Between Coping Strategies, Resilience, and Flourishing Among Students at Large U.S. University During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Research Study" in the Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal.

The research examines the relationship between coping strategies identified by university students and scores on resilience and flourishing scales and to identify additional themes that described student experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results indicate that the most frequent coping strategy was participation in physical activity, followed by socializing. The highest resilience and flourishing scores were associated with compliance to COVID-19 associated recommendations or spiritual activities. Qualitative themes included the value of focusing on controllable aspects, the need to be strong for others, and the experience of academic overload during transition to online learning.

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 02:20 PM
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