Saarbrücken (dpa) – A survey shows that people’s well-being and mental health in Germany are increasingly suffering from the effects of lockdown – more than they did in the spring. This is the tentative finding of researchers from Saarland University, who have been studying the psychological and social consequences of the epidemic for a year.
Dorota Reis, head of the research group, of Deutsche Presse-Agentur in Saarbrucken, said the company’s valuation had changed “drastically”. While participants initially reported that society was getting close to one another, now they rated the behavior as “somewhat selfish and divergent”.
“Life satisfaction has decreased dramatically, and fears, stress and depression have increased,” said Rees. In the spring, after loosening, there was a very rapid improvement. “We don’t know yet if it will be the same this time.”
In studying “Is everything different?” It is about what matters to people in the Corona crisis, how they deal with their daily lives and how relationships with others change. 1500 women and men regularly take part in surveys for analysis. In the next few months, it will also investigate whether the epidemic has different impacts on different groups of people and how moods and personality develop in the long term.
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