Journal article

Relationships between social interactions, basic psychological needs, and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

James Dimmock, Amanda E Krause, Amanda Rebar, Jackson Ben

Psychology and Health | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Social lockdowns associated with COVID-19 have led individuals to increasingly rely on video conferencing and other technology-based interactions to fulfil social needs. The extent to which these interactions, as well as traditional face-to-face interactions, satisfied psychological needs and supported wellbeing during different periods of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be elucidated. In this study, university students' social interactions (both technology-based and face-to-face), psychological needs, and wellbeing were assessed at six time points across four months of government-enforced restrictions in Australia. DESIGN: Repeated survey assessment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Basic ..

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