Covid 19: Younger generation more stressed than older adults in

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When talking of stress and emotional well being at the time of coronavirus, adults aged 60 and above were emotionally strong than the middle aged and younger people, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

The study was held as per the daily data collected between mid March and mid April. The study concluded that older adults were less stressed and experienced greater emotional well-being at the time of the pandemic.

Lead  author Patrick Klaiber said that the findings showed that older adults had more mental strength despite many thinking that these people are vulnerable. He noted that the study found that younger generation were more stressed and at greater risk for loneliness and psychological distress.

The researchers analyzed data of 776 participants who were between 18 years and 91 years of age. They were from Canada and the US and participated in a survey with respect to their emotional well-being during the pandemic.

Klaiber said that the young and the middle aged people faced several challenges with respect to their work and home during the pandemic.  Apart from this, they already have many stressed in life.

The study said that older adults had stress of higher rates of disease contraction. Meanwhile the older and middle aged people experienced more daily positive events like remote positive social interactions. However, the younger generation had less positive events.



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