Mental Health and Wellbeing of First Year Jefferson University Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Photo-Elicitation Study
How do first year Thomas Jefferson University students perceive their mental health and wellbeing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Bakare, Olusegun; Birkenstock, Lyena; Bush, Morgan; Critchlow, Lizzie; Felsher, Marisa; Picciano, Cari; Reibstein, Alex; and Siciliano, Olivia, "Mental Health and Wellbeing of First Year Jefferson University Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Photo-Elicitation Study" (2020). Qualitative Research Methods - Presentations. Paper 1.
Students in the Fall 2020 PBH 512 Qualitative Research Methods conducted a photo-elicitation study looking at the mental health and well-being of first year Jefferson students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students developed their qualitative research skills by identifying a research question, creating a qualitative interview guide, conducting in-depth interviews with both undergraduate and graduate students across 2 campuses at Jefferson, and data analysis. The project resulted in a virtual presentation which showcased students' findings related to high levels of stress and anxiety and its negative impact on physical and mental health.