Team Members

*indicates student or postdoctoral fellow

  • Anton Delport*

An examination of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on wellbeing in higher education students

A survey was conducted in mid-2020 with a view to understanding the wellbeing of higher education students in various countries.

Project period

13 April 2020 – 31 December 2022

Project Summary

It focused on changes resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures that were implemented by the government and higher education institutions in response to the epidemic; the effects of different institutional and national policy contexts were also investigated.

The study included an assessment of how students’ living conditions and workloads had changed and how these related to stress levels and impacts on mental health, and health behaviour during the COVID-19 outbreak; it also looked at the various mediating roles of other stressors, social support, and COVID-19 knowledge.

This research was undertaken in collaboration with the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and was part of a global study.  The final report will be available in late 2021.

Partners and Collaborators

  • University of Antwerp (Belgium)