The COLIBAS study-COVID-19 lockdown effects on mood, academic functioning, alcohol consumption, and perceived immune fitness: data from Buenos Aires University students

Pauline A. Hendriksen, Pantea Kiani, Agnese Merlo, Analia Karadayian, Analia Czerniczyniec, Silvia Lores-Arnaiz, Gillian Bruce, Joris C. Verster*

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Abstract

A recent study was conducted in the Netherlands to evaluate the impact of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its associated lockdown periods on academic functioning, mood, and health correlates such as alcohol consumption. The study revealed that lockdowns were associated with a significantly poorer mood and a reduced perceived immune fitness. Overall, a reduction was seen in alcohol consumption during the lockdown periods. Academic functioning in terms of performance was unaffected; however, a significant reduction in interactions with other students and teachers was reported. There was, however, great variability between students as follows: both an increase and a reduction in alcohol consumption were reported, as well as improvements and poorer academic functioning. The aim of the current online study was to replicate these findings in Argentina. To this extent, a modified version of the survey was conducted among students at the University of Buenos Aires, which was adapted to the local lockdown measures. The survey assessed possible changes in self-reported academic functioning, mood, and health correlates, such as alcohol consumption, perceived immune functioning, and sleep quality compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic. Retrospective assessments were made for four periods, including (1) the period before COVID-19, (2) the first lockdown period (March–December 2020), (3) summer 2021 (January-March 2021, no lockdown), and (4) the second lockdown (from April 2021 to July 2021). This article describes the content of the survey and the corresponding dataset. The survey was completed by 508 participants.
Original languageEnglish
Article number131
Number of pages10
JournalData
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • lockdown
  • mood
  • alcohol consumption
  • academic performance
  • social interactions
  • perceived immune fitness
  • sleep
  • quality of life
  • Argentina

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