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Predictors of Mental Health After the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Poland

Version 1 : Received: 17 March 2021 / Approved: 18 March 2021 / Online: 18 March 2021 (11:01:24 CET)

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Długosz, P. Predictors of Mental Health after the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Poland. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 544. Długosz, P. Predictors of Mental Health after the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Poland. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 544.

Journal reference: Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 544
DOI: 10.3390/brainsci11050544

Abstract

The aim of the article is to determine the predictors of mental health among Polish society. Research was conducted after the first wave of the pandemic. Due to such an approach, it was possible to determine whether secondary effects of the pandemic have impact on mental health, apart from socio-demographic and psychological factors. In order to gather the research material, the CAWI on-line survey method was applied and carried out within the framework of the Ariadna Research Panel on the sample of 1079 Poles aged 15 and over. The FCV-19S scale, which is used to measure the fear of COVID-19 was applied in the measurement. It is a verified diagnostic instrument used to measure mental health in a lot of countries. The results of a hierarchical regression analysis have shown that the factors which increase the level of fear of COVID-19 are demographic, social and psychological features as well as attitudes towards the pandemic. The results of research indicate the significance of social context in the analysis and explanation of the effects of disasters and cataclysms.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; fear of COVID-19; mental health; emotional distress; social effects

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