Factors Associated with Resilience among MSW Students in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jose Carbajal, Donna L. Schuman, Warren N. Ponder, Christine M. Bishop, Amber Hall, Kristin W. Bolton

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COVID-19's influence on MSW students' mental health was explored in this study. Through electronic surveys sent to U.S. MSW program directors for their students, the relationship between various mental health aspects, like resilience and attachment, was examined. The results revealed that students with higher resilience experienced lower depression and PTSD levels. Notably, factors such as attachment avoidance, attachment anxiety, and self-efficacy were significant predictors of resilience. The findings underscore the pandemic's impact on MSW students and highlight the significance of resilience, self-efficacy, and attachment styles in determining mental health outcomes. These insights can inform interventions to support MSW students during and post-pandemic, focusing on reducing stress and promoting student success.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-205
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Work Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2023

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


  • MSW students
  • mental health
  • pandemic
  • resilience
  • self-efficacy

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