P14. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of First-Year University Students: Comparison Between 2019 and 2020


To examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Japanese university students, we compared online surveys of first-year students in 2019 and 2020. CCAPS cut scores were utilized to analyze the data. The number of at-risk students for depression and social anxiety was significantly lower in students in 2020 than in 2019. However, the number of those having academic distress was significantly higher in 2020 than in 2019.

Poster Category: Research


Presenter(s): Ryo Horita, PhD, Akihiro Nishio, PhD, and Mayumi Yamamoto, MBA, PhD (Gifu University)

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