First Advisor

Brenda Glascott

Date of Award

Spring 6-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Studies: Pre-clinical Health Science and University Honors


Health Studies




College students -- Mental health, COVID-19 Pandemic (2020- ) -- Psychological aspects, COVID-19 Pandemic (2020- ) -- Influence, Stress (Psychology)




University students have experienced a massive disruption in the path to their academic goals. The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted populations of students internationally. They have incurred physical and psychological distress. In this paper, the literature and data collected about how the pandemic affected the stress levels of students at universities will be analyzed and a recommendation for future research will be made. The purpose of this literature review is to analyze data and publications pertaining to the mental health and perceived stress of students resulting from Covid-19. There is an emphasis on the severity of the ways that their education and lives have been impacted by the global pandemic. This literature review aims to draw attention to the ways these changes have directly impacted university students' ability to maintain sound lives.


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