Mentor: Dr. Robin Kowalski
Team Members: Hailey Carroll, Jordan Britt
To investigate the psychological benefits associated with the COVID-19 crisis, 179 workers on MTurk completed an online survey that included measures of resilience, gratitude, post-traumatic growth (PTG), benefit-finding related to COVID-19, ways of coping, self-compassion, and optimism/pessimism. The participants rated their personal satisfaction 6 months ago, currently, and projected 6 months in the future with their work, family, work/life family balance, finances, leisure, physical fitness, spirituality, mental health, close relationships, and the environment. Participants reported dips in satisfaction with work, leisure, fitness, mental health, finances, and academic success currently relative to 6 months prior and in the future. Benefit finding specific to the COVID-19 crisis was related to PTG (r = .80), coping (r = .60), gratitude (r = .40), health (r = .44), and self-compassion (r = .46), ps < .001.
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