Negative Social Exchanges During the Pandemic, Loneliness, and the Mediating Role of Stress and Feeling Misunderstood Among People at High-Risk for COVID-19 Related Complications.

Negative Social Exchanges During the Pandemic, Loneliness, and the Mediating Role of Stress and Feeling Misunderstood Among People at High-Risk for COVID-19 Related Complications.

Publication date: Mar 21, 2024

The goal of this study was to investigate the links between social interactions and mental health for people who are high-risk for COVID-19 complications. Specifically, we tested the relationships between negative social exchanges during the pandemic and loneliness through two mediators: stress and feeling misunderstood about one’s health status. Data were collected via Amazon’s MTurk from participants (N = 271) who self-identified as being high-risk for COVID-19. The results from our model showed both a direct association between negative social interactions and loneliness, and an indirect link between these variables through stress. Overall, these results highlight the importance of understanding social interactions for people who are at high-risk for COVID-19 and their mental well-being. The results and implications are discussed.

Concepts Keywords
Amazon Complications
Loneliness Covid
Pandemic Exchanges
Therapy Feeling
High
Interactions
Loneliness
Mediating
Mental
Misunderstood
Negative
Pandemic
Risk
Social
Stress

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Loneliness
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH Complications

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