Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

Overthinking Hurts: Rumination, Worry and Mental Health of International Students in China During Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors
Samrah Jamshaid, Najma I Malik, Adnan A. Haider, Kamran Jamshed, Saba Jamshad
Corresponding Author
Samrah Jamshaid
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.004How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Covid-19, Mental Health, Rumination, Worry
Abstract

After the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in China, many international students stuck there due to lockdown or quarantine. Their friends and family members got infected by the Corona virus and some died; which affected mental health by worry and ruminative thoughts. The present study was conducted to explore the impact of rumination and worry on the mental health of purposively selected 300 international students (i.e., Asia, Europe, America, and Africa) in China. Rumination, Worry, and Mental health of students were measured by the Rumination response scale, Penn State Worry Questionnaire, and Warwick Mental Wellbeing Scale respectively. The findings of the study revealed that not only rumination and worry had significant negative relationships with mental health but also were the significant predictors for mental health. Furthermore, findings revealed that females had more worries with ruminative thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic Outbreak. This study would be helpful for international students worldwide to understand the importance of mental health to fight with COVID-19. Discussion and suggestions for future researchers are also reflected upon.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.004How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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