Internet-Related Behaviors and Psychological Distress Among Schoolchildren During COVID-19 School Suspension

I. Hua Chen, Chao Ying Chen, Amir H. Pakpour, Mark D. Griffiths, Chung Ying Lin

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Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection has rapidly grown worldwide,1 and many governments have implemented policies to control the infection rate. For example, school suspension, self-quarantine, requirement of citizens to stay at home,2 travel and border controls, and discouragement of outdoor activities3 have been used. Although these actions emphasizing the importance of “spatial distancing” are based on the perspective of public health, they may result in health problems other than COVID-19 infection, such as psychological distress and fear.4 Therefore, the present authors examined the potential predictors for psychological distress among schoolchildren during COVID-19 school suspension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1102.e1
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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