SOCIAL ISOLATION AND RESILIENCE COPING AS CORRELATES OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN ADULTS DURING COVID-19

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Rabia Jameel
Sumbal Adeeb
Sara Latif
Mamoona Mushtaq
Shaista Jabeen

Abstract

Objective: The current study has been designed to investigate the relationship between social isolation and mental illness and to identify the mediating role of resilience coping in adults.


Methods: The online data of 600 adults were recruited through a snowball sampling strategy. The age range of the participants was 18 years and above (M=25.64, SD=7.635). UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russel, 1996), Brief Resilience Coping Scale (Sinclair & Wallston, 2004), and Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) were used.


Results: Findings showed a significant positive association between social isolation and mental illness, while a negative association between social isolation and resilience coping. Additionally, resilience coping mediated the association between social isolation and mental illness [95% CI (LLCI: .0132, ULCI: .0802)].


Conclusion: Social isolation poses significant mental health risks and resilience coping can be used to improve mental illnesses.


KEYWORDS: COVID-19, Social Isolation, Resilience Coping, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Mental illness.

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Jameel, R., Adeeb , S. ., Latif, S., Mushtaq, M., & Jabeen, S. (2022). SOCIAL ISOLATION AND RESILIENCE COPING AS CORRELATES OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN ADULTS DURING COVID-19 . Journal of Medical Sciences, 30(3), 176–180. https://doi.org/10.52764/jms.22.30.3.3
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