Apanhados pela pandemia
: ansiedade, depressão e stress num grupo de estudantes universitários

  • Mafalda Rocha Lemos Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Nowadays, during the Covid-19 pandemic, college students are considered one of the most affected groups. Their levels of anxiety, depression and stress are higher than those of the population in general. The present study intends to evaluate the anxiety, depression and stress levels in college students during an atypical period of time, with the suspension the face-to-face academic activities. The sample included 247 college students with ages ranging between 18 and 30 years old. To assess the anxiety, depression and stress levels an adapted Portuguese version of the EADS-21 – Escala de Ansiedade, Depressão e Stress was used and a questionnaire was created to evaluate the sociodemographic, contextual and academic variables. From the results obtained through a quantative methodology, it was remarqued a high percentage of students that showed clinical levels of anxiety, depression and stress during the suspension of face-to-face academic activities. There is a possible limitation, for this study in what concerns the geographical representation of the sample, which is limited by the fact of having students coming mostly from private colleges. However, in future studies it might be pertinent to include other risk factors (such as the socioeconomical levels, sleep hygiene patterns and substance abuse).
Date of Award13 Jul 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorLuísa Campos (Supervisor) & Pedro Dias (Co-Supervisor)


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • University students


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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