Sale!

Intolerance of Uncertainty as a Predictor of Psychological Distress among College Students during the Pandemic

 201.00  200.00

Pages: 517-521
Martin Kallarackal Varghese and Clarissa F. Delariarte (Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines)

The rapid progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unusual situations severely impacted all segments of the population, and it has drastically disrupted the student population. The inability to tolerate the uncertain features of the pandemic and adjust to the new normal settings gives rise to acute psychological distress among college students. Studies indicated that intolerance of uncertainty was the primary contributing factor for the various psychological disorders during the pandemic. This study examines the relationship between psychological distress and intolerance of uncertainty among college students during the pandemic. Participants of this study consist of 500 college students selected randomly from 5 colleges in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India. Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-12 and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 were used as the research instruments of the current study. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and regression analysis were done for the quantitative data analysis. The study’s findings showed a strong positive correlation between intolerance of uncertainty and psychological distress, which was statistically significant (r=.928; p=001). The findings also highlighted that intolerance of uncertainty was a noteworthy predictor of psychological distress among college students during the Pandemic (R2=.861; β=928). The present study concluded that intolerance of uncertainty is the main vulnerable construct causing heightened psychological distress among the participants.

Description

Pages: 517-521
Martin Kallarackal Varghese and Clarissa F. Delariarte (Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines)