Hüseyin Karabulut, Mehmet Ali Çetin, Ekrem Özgüler, Hakan Akgöllü, Cahit Karadeniz


In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effect of the Coronavirus 19 epidemic on the life satisfaction levels of university students. The life satisfaction scale completed by a total of 530 university students was evaluated. Independent t-test, paired t-test, one-way analysis of variance, and LSD tests were used for statistical operations. Life satisfaction scores of university students did not show a statistically significant difference according to their gender, both before the epidemic and during the epidemic (p>0.05). Compared to the situation before the new Coronavirus 19 epidemic, life satisfaction scores during the epidemic decreased statistically significantly (p<0.001). During the epidemic, it was determined that life satisfaction scores changed according to sleep patterns and perception of forgiveness (p<0.05 and p<0.001). In this study, the difference in life satisfaction scores according to the level of exposure to coronavirus news in social media watching TV during the epidemic, and following coronavirus news on the internet is insignificant (p>0.05). Conclusion: It was concluded that the Coronavirus 19 epidemic did not show a significant difference according to gender on the life satisfaction levels of university students. However, life satisfaction levels were adversely affected during the new type of Coronavirus 19 epidemic. While sleeping patterns and reliance on their immunity were effective in this negative effect, it was seen that watching TV, following the news on the internet, and being exposed to news on social media about the epidemic were not effective. Necessary studies are recommended for university students to trust their immunity and to have good sleep patterns.


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