PERSPECTIVES: Research Reveals One Reason Why College Students Have Hard Time Living with Pandemic Rules

LA Times: “Data from the AEI COVID-19 and American Life Survey in June found that 61% of Gen Zers said they felt lonely a few times a week or more often. No other age group approached this level of loneliness.” Sarah Lawrence professor recommends that “it’s important to come up with ways to help students work through COVID-19 loneliness and fill that social need—such as with shared and safe activities like movies, music or entertainment in large, outdoor venues that can safely accommodate moderately large numbers along with offering innovative digital programming. As administrators push to resume residential campus life, they have to prevent transmission of the virus, but assigning blame and castigating students won’t help.”

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