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Differential Impact, Differential Adjustments: Diverse Experiences of the COVID‑19 Pandemic by College Students in an Upper‑Midwestern University, USA

Year: 2021

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and the new variants, we need to remain mindful of its impact on students and their unique experiences, particularly the variety of stressors they encounter. In this qualitative study, the authors introduce a matrix of COVID-19’s impact on students. Drawing on systems and ecological systems theories, the authors discuss how the onset of COVID-19 and its mitigation measures impacted university students across the broad spectrum of their lives, including their families.