The Daily Telegraph

Trauma of 2020 harmed young people’s growth


The year 2020 was so traumatic for young people that their social developmen­t has been stunted, a study has found.

Researcher­s have found young adults felt less intimacy, were less satisfied with relationsh­ips and felt less supported by their friends in the year of the pandemic compared to 2019.

Lead study author Dr Janina Bühler, of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, said: “Our findings [show] that external stressors and environmen­tal variations may set young adults on a less fortunate path.”

The findings were published in the journal Social, Psychologi­cal and Personalit­y Science.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom