Anxiety, stress and coping stress strategies in researchers: COVID-19 pandemic

Patrícia Batista, Anabela Afonso, Manuel Lopes, César Fonseca, Patrícia Oliveira-Silva, Anabela Pereira, Lara Guedes de Pinho

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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected worldwide, with the need for changes at the level of personal and professional life. The researchers, as with other professions, have been one of the professional classes that have had to reinvent. Aim: This study had the aim, to assess the anxiety, stress, and coping strategies in Portuguese researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Data were collected from 243 researchers using an online questionnaire, that included a Depression, Anxiety and Stress (DASS-21), and Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS). The study was performed between 1st June to 11th August 2021. Results: The findings suggest singles and younger researchers showed higher values of stress and anxiety. Medical and health sciences research areas presented higher levels on the DASS- 21 stress scale (p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th international conference on humanities, psychology and social sciences
Place of PublicationRepublic of Ireland
PublisherDiamond Scientific Publishing
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9786094852909
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2022


  • Attitudes
  • Behavior
  • Mental health
  • Mental disorders
  • Research areas


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