Emerging Adult Resilience to the Early Stages of the COVID-Pandemic: A Systematic Scoping Review.

Human resilience to COVID-19 related stressors remains a pressing concern following the aftereffects of the pandemic and in the face of probable future pandemics. In response, we systematically scoped the available literature (n = 2030 records) to determine the nature and extent of research on emerging adults' adaptive responses to COVID-19 stressors in the early stages of the pandemic. Using a multisystem resilience framework, our narrative review of 48 eligible studies unpacks the personal, relational, institutional and/or physical ecological resources that enabled positive emerging adult outcomes to COVID-18 stressors. We found that there is a geographical bias in studies on this topic, with majority world contexts poorly represented. Resources leading to positive outcomes foregrounded psychological and social support, while institutional and ecological supports were seldom mentioned. Multisystemic combinations of resources were rarely considered. This knowledge has valuable implications for understanding resilience in the context of other large-scale adverse conditions.
Date: 12 Sep 2023
DOI: 10.1007/s10578-023-01585-y
Journal: Child psychiatry and human development
Pubmed ID: 37698747
ML/Curated Information
Viruses: SARS-CoV-2
Article Type(s): Meta-analysis, Research
Topics: Psychology