Young adults from disadvantaged groups experience more stress and deterioration in mental health associated with polycrisis

2024
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dc.abstract.enThe recent polycrisis (COVID-19, Ukraine war, climate change, economic crisis) has been associated with mental health through cumulative stress, with young people being particularly vulnerable. We surveyed 403 college students from Poland to examine their psychological responses to the experienced crises. The results showed that polycrisis was associated with worse mental health of college students from disadvantaged groups (based on gender, sexual orientation, and financial situation) compared to other college students, in four areas: sense of proximity to the crises, stress caused by the crises, sense of responsibility for mitigating the crises, and experiencing everyday moral dilemmas regarding the crises. These young adults also suffered more in terms of negative affectivity, depressive symptoms, and subjective physical and mental health. Our findings suggest that when discussing public mental health perspectives, it is important to consider consequences of cumulative stress and its greater impact on young people from disadvantaged groups.
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii
dc.affiliationWydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej : Instytut Psychologii Stosowanej
dc.affiliationSzkoła Doktorska Nauk Społecznychpl
dc.contributor.authorKałwak, Weronika - 108074
dc.contributor.authorWendołowska, Anna - 393677
dc.contributor.authorWęziak-Białowolska, Dorota - 456971
dc.contributor.authorBonarska, Karolina - 381992
dc.contributor.authorSitnik-Warchulska, Katarzyna - 381511
dc.contributor.authorBańbura-Nowak, Anna - 254805
dc.contributor.authorCzyżowska, Dorota - 127679
dc.contributor.authorGruszka-Gosiewska, Aleksandra - 128191
dc.contributor.authorOpoczyńska-Morasiewicz, Małgorzata - 131176
dc.contributor.authorIzydorczyk, Bernadetta - 365550
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-18T13:07:46Z
dc.date.available2024-04-18T13:07:46Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.number8757
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dc.description.volume14
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-024-59325-8
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/handle/item/329665
dc.languageeng
dc.language.containereng
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpolycrisis
dc.subject.encollege students
dc.subject.enyoung adults
dc.subject.endisadvantaged populations
dc.subject.enmental health
dc.subject.encumulative stress
dc.subtypeArticle
dc.titleYoung adults from disadvantaged groups experience more stress and deterioration in mental health associated with polycrisis
dc.title.journalScientific Reports
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dc.abstract.en
The recent polycrisis (COVID-19, Ukraine war, climate change, economic crisis) has been associated with mental health through cumulative stress, with young people being particularly vulnerable. We surveyed 403 college students from Poland to examine their psychological responses to the experienced crises. The results showed that polycrisis was associated with worse mental health of college students from disadvantaged groups (based on gender, sexual orientation, and financial situation) compared to other college students, in four areas: sense of proximity to the crises, stress caused by the crises, sense of responsibility for mitigating the crises, and experiencing everyday moral dilemmas regarding the crises. These young adults also suffered more in terms of negative affectivity, depressive symptoms, and subjective physical and mental health. Our findings suggest that when discussing public mental health perspectives, it is important to consider consequences of cumulative stress and its greater impact on young people from disadvantaged groups.
dc.affiliation
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii
dc.affiliation
Wydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej : Instytut Psychologii Stosowanej
dc.affiliationpl
Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Społecznych
dc.contributor.author
Kałwak, Weronika - 108074
dc.contributor.author
Wendołowska, Anna - 393677
dc.contributor.author
Węziak-Białowolska, Dorota - 456971
dc.contributor.author
Bonarska, Karolina - 381992
dc.contributor.author
Sitnik-Warchulska, Katarzyna - 381511
dc.contributor.author
Bańbura-Nowak, Anna - 254805
dc.contributor.author
Czyżowska, Dorota - 127679
dc.contributor.author
Gruszka-Gosiewska, Aleksandra - 128191
dc.contributor.author
Opoczyńska-Morasiewicz, Małgorzata - 131176
dc.contributor.author
Izydorczyk, Bernadetta - 365550
dc.date.accessioned
2024-04-18T13:07:46Z
dc.date.available
2024-04-18T13:07:46Z
dc.date.issued
2024
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.number
8757
dc.description.physical
8757
dc.description.sponsorshipidub
idub_yes
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume
14
dc.identifier.doi
10.1038/s41598-024-59325-8
dc.identifier.issn
2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/handle/item/329665
dc.language
eng
dc.language.container
eng
dc.rights
Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowa
dc.rights.licence
CC-BY
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.pl
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.en
polycrisis
dc.subject.en
college students
dc.subject.en
young adults
dc.subject.en
disadvantaged populations
dc.subject.en
mental health
dc.subject.en
cumulative stress
dc.subtype
Article
dc.title
Young adults from disadvantaged groups experience more stress and deterioration in mental health associated with polycrisis
dc.title.journal
Scientific Reports
dc.type
JournalArticle
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