I ‘ onerous the impact of the pandemic on the individual and collective psyche. The damage caused by Covid is also measurable in terms of emotional and behavioral difficulties. In particular the mental health girls were more affected than boys. As a result of the pandemic COVID-19[feminine]. And the wave of school closures that accompanied it. Gender differences were especially relevant low-income families. A stone on the mental health of women during the pandemic. The emergence of Covid is causing it mental health consequences as serious as to mobilize the World Health Organization. According to the WHO on protection mental health is one of the top priorities at this stageevolution of the pandemic.
The impact of the pandemic
What an impact the pandemic has had mental health of children and adolescents? The gender gap has widened or has been reduced? Finding out if the pandemic has had a different impact on the mental health of children and adolescents is important. Understand how to preserve your psychophysical well-being in the future. New research reveals the differences mental health problems between men and women during the Covid-19 pandemic. Among boys, girls and teenagers (5-15 years old). The study was conducted by British universities (including City University of London) and Australians. And it shows that girls’ mental health was more affected than that of the boys. During the pandemic. And during confinement. From the closure of schools. On a scale of 1 to 40, the emotional and behavioral difficulties of girls increased by 1,619 points during the pandemic Compared to boys (equivalent to 28% of a standard deviation). In addition, these gender differences were more evident in low-income families. Which, in fact, they have registered in to increase of 2,162 points (37% of a standard deviation) of the emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Low income families
In higher-income families, on the other hand, the difficulties of girls than boys have increased. But in a less pronounced way (1,306 points, or 22% d’a standard deviation). Before the pandemic there was no difference in overall gender difficulties. While during the pandemic, total difficulties increased among the girls. But not among the boys. The study was conducted by academics from City of London University (United Kingdom). University of Wollongong (Australia). He was born in
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Australia). And it is based on the longitudinal data from the UK household study (UKHLS), known as the Understanding Society. UKHLS understands the answers to approx 40,000 families.
In April 2020, all UKHLS respondents they were invited to participate in a new survey about Covid-19. That included questions about the impact of the pandemic. Participants who accepted the invitation were interviewed Once a month. Every two months from July 2020. The researchers used all available research on Covid-19 that included information on the mental well-being of children. July, September and November 2020 and March 2021. To measure their mental well-being, the study used the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) of UKHLS. In light of this warning, what psychologists are interested in addressing is the specific condition of pandemic stress. That underlies and precedes “nosographic frameworks described and increasing worldwide “. Includes Italy. Pandemic stress is” a completely new condition compared to what has been known in clinical practice so far“. Compared to what is described in the classifications of mental disorders. This is due to a state of persistent stress. unconventional stress mixture. That not only affects the present, it also disturbs the future.
The SDQ is a behavioral screening questionnaire, which includes 25 questions covering five areas. Hyperactivity / inattention. Symptoms of emotionality. Behavioral problems. Problems with classmates. Prosocial behavior. The answers to these questions have been added. To create a score of “total difficulty” ranging from 0 to 40. Sometimes parents filled the questionnaire for children between 5 and 10 years old. The analysis of the study focused mainly on children aged 10 to 15 years. Who filled out the questionnaire autonomy. And whose responses to the SDQ should measure theirs more accurately mental well-being.
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