Influence of COVID-19 Social Distancing Preventive Measure on the Psychological Well-Being of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2021 Candidates in Mombasa County, Kenya


Authors : Catherine Karimi Gachungi; Dr. Simon Ndirangu

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

Google Scholar : https://tinyurl.com/ycxffw9m

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10005806

Abstract : COVID-19 hit the world in 2019-2020 leading governments worldwide to close down learning institutions and enforce lockdown and curfew orders to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. School is a socializing agent and adolescents are at a stage where their social life affects or influences their development. Being students is a source of anxiety and therefore the present study was targeted at how social distancing affected the adolescent learner’s Psychological Well- Being (PWB). This study was aimed at establishing the influence of COVID-19 social distancing preventive measure on the PWB of KCSE 2021 candidates from secondary schools in Mombasa County, Kenya. This study used the ex post facto and the cross-sectional research designs.

Keywords : COVID-19, Social Distancing, Psychological Well-Being, Adolescent Candidates

COVID-19 hit the world in 2019-2020 leading governments worldwide to close down learning institutions and enforce lockdown and curfew orders to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. School is a socializing agent and adolescents are at a stage where their social life affects or influences their development. Being students is a source of anxiety and therefore the present study was targeted at how social distancing affected the adolescent learner’s Psychological Well- Being (PWB). This study was aimed at establishing the influence of COVID-19 social distancing preventive measure on the PWB of KCSE 2021 candidates from secondary schools in Mombasa County, Kenya. This study used the ex post facto and the cross-sectional research designs.

Keywords : COVID-19, Social Distancing, Psychological Well-Being, Adolescent Candidates

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