publication . Article . 2021

Mental Well-Being in UK Higher Education During Covid-19: Do Students Trust Universities and the Government?

Margaret Anne Defeyter; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael A. Long; Sinéad Furey; Christian Reynolds; Christian Reynolds; Debbie Porteous; Alyson Dodd; Emily Mann; Anna Kemp; ...
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  • Published: 26 Apr 2021 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 9 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>This paper draws upon the concept of recreancy to examine the mental well-being of university students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Briefly, recreancy is loss of societal trust that results when institutional actors can no longer be counted on to perform their responsibilities. Our study of mental well-being and recreancy focuses on the role of universities and government regulators within the education sector. We surveyed 600 UK students attending 161 different public higher education providers in October 2020 during a time when many UK students were isolated in their residences and engaged in online learning. We assessed student well-being using the S...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health, Original Research, food security, housing security, recreancy, ecological disaster, lockdown, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, JN101, LB2300, RA, C800, X900
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