The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

Description: The main purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the general population in Canada as well as factors that may affect this potential impact.

The study requires participants to fill out a demographic questionnaire as well as scales measuring anxiety, depression, personality characteristics, social conformity, critical thinking/cognitive flexibility, adaptability to change, ethical values, empathy, and self-efficacy. Consistent with the aim of investigating the impact of the pandemic, we will also ask questions directly related to the virus and associated factors, such as social distancing and preventive behaviours (i.e., mask wearing), COVID-19 risk perception, and impact of the pandemic on various aspects of daily life. All questions and the consent form will be delivered in an electronic format via SurveyMonkey.

Specifics: Study Population:
Participants for the study must be 18+ and living in Canada.

Participant Obligation:
Participation in this research will include electronically completing various questionnaires on the survey platform "SurveyMonkey", which will take approximately 30 - 35 minutes in total to complete.

Location: Online - Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Project lead: Brayden Boyd, Supervisor: Melanie O'Neill

Study Dates: May 13, 2021 to May 12, 2022

Study Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VIU_COVID