Stress and the Pandemic



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This study aimed to investigate if there are any differences in stress levels between college students who were part of the BIPOC community versus their White counterparts after the COVID-19 pandemic. 20 participants were interviewed from Mount Holyoke College, which is a small liberal arts college in western Massachusetts and asked a series of qualitative questions on their experiences as a college student during the pandemic. It was determined that there were some differences in students who were living on campus versus those who were at home with their families and STEM students spoke about their frustrations with the Module system. The results suggested the need for further research to investigate what factors contribute to increased stress levels in the BIPOC community in order to help students cope better in the educational setting.



Psychology, Education