A qualitative study of social anxiety and impairment amid the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents and young adults in Portugal and the US

dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorVagos, Paula
dc.contributor.authorWarner, Carrie Masia
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Joana
dc.contributor.authorXavier, Ana
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Grace
dc.contributor.authorWimmer, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorKalver, Avi
dc.contributor.authorJeyanayagam, Britney
dc.contributor.authorLekas, Helen-Maria
dc.contributor.authorGanho-Ávila, Ana
dc.contributor.authorLima, Luiza
dc.contributor.authorHenrique, Ana Santos
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-10T17:36:35Z
dc.date.available2023-07-10T17:36:35Z
dc.date.issued2022-11-24
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative investigation explored the social and academic experiences of socially anxious adolescents and young adults in Portugal and the US as they lived through the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants were 10 Portuguese adolescents (mean age = 16.9 years; 50% female) and 7 young adults in the US (mean age = 19.67 years; 71% female; racially/ethnically diverse). Participants completed a semi-structured interview evaluating how the pandemic and social restrictions impacted social anxiety symptoms and associated functional impairment in social and academic domains. Thematic analysis was used to categorize responses across developmental stages and countries. Findings show consistent patterns across cultures, with symptoms of SAD extending to virtual contexts. Participants reported avoidance behaviors that were reinforced by social distancing mandates and declines in academic engagement during remote learning. Anticipatory anxiety about the return to normal social routines was also evident. Schools should be aware of the impact of social confinement on socially anxious students as they return to in person school schedules and social demands.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationCoyle, S., Vagos, P., Warner, C. M., Silva, J., Xavier, A., Martina, G., Wimmera, J., Kalvera, A., Jeyanayagama, B., Lekas, H. M., Ganho-Ávila, A., Lima, L. & Henrique, A. S. (2022). A qualitative study of social anxiety and impairment amid the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents and young adults in Portugal and the US. European Journal of Education and Psychology, 15(2), 115-131. https//10.32457/ejep.v15i2.1952. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/4907pt_PT
dc.identifier.doidoi: 10.32457/ejep.v15i2.1952pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn1989-2209
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/4907
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherISPA - Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vidapt_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://revistas.uautonoma.cl/index.php/ejeppt_PT
dc.rightsrestricted accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectSocial anxietypt_PT
dc.subjectSocial isolationpt_PT
dc.subjectAcademic impairmentpt_PT
dc.titleA qualitative study of social anxiety and impairment amid the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents and young adults in Portugal and the USpt_PT
dc.title.alternativeUn estudio cualitativo de la ansiedad social y el deterioro durante la pandemia de COVID-19 en adolescentes y adultos jóvenes en Portugal y EE.UUpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage115pt_PT
degois.publication.issue2pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage131pt_PT
degois.publication.titleEuropean Journal of Education and Psychologypt_PT
degois.publication.volume15pt_PT
dspace.entity.typePublicationen

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