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School Connectedness, Adult Support, and Mental Health During Remote Learning due to COVID-19

Sun, April 11, 2:30 to 4:00pm EDT (2:30 to 4:00pm EDT), Division E, Division E Paper and Symposium Sessions


Studies have found that school connectedness is associated with reduced rates of anxiety and depression. The current study investigated whether school connectedness was protective against symptoms of anxiety and depression during remote learning due to COVID-19. In June 2020, students (n = 320) completed an online survey about anxiety, depression, school connectedness, and adult support. Adolescents who felt connected to school or an adult at school were less likely to report depression/anxiety symptoms. Results suggest that school connectedness is an important protective factor in the context of remote learning. The poster presentation will include a discussion of how to facilitate connectedness to schools and school adults during remote learning due to COVID-19.