Wellbeing during COVID-19

The ‘Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic’ project is a collaboration between researchers from Erasmus University and Radboud University Nijmegen. This Spinoza-funded project is part of the larger Urban Wellbeing research line, which was recently launched by the SYNC lab. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has resulted in a unique set of experiences for adolescents and young adults. Adolescents and young adults are dealing with marked changes like fully transitioning to online education, having limited to no physical contact with peers or friends, and being constrained to stay at home. Hence, they likely have experienced remarkable alterations with regard to most of their social relationships. It is currently unknow how they experience this crisis and how it affects their wellbeing, and their willingness to contribute to the welfare of their family, surroundings, and society in general. The aim of the current project is to examine the impact of COVID-19 on young individual’s mood, wellbeing, self-oriented behaviour, and prosocial behaviour. We not only investigate the difficulties that may arise due to the crisis, but also the potential possibilities.

Members of the project:
Eveline Crone (EUR), Moniek Buijzen (EUR), Rutger Engels (EUR), Rebecca de Leeuw (RU), Danielle Remmerswaal (EUR), Rianne van der Zanden (EUR), Suzanne van de Groep (EUR), Sophie Sweijen (EUR), and Kayla Green (EUR).