Covid-19 Go Away 2020 (C-19GA20)

Published: 15 July 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ncvfr2trwb.1
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Description

The C-19GA20 dataset was gathered online in April 2020 from school and university students between 14 to 24 years of age. It provides insightful information about the students’ mental health, social lives, attitude towards Covid-19, impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on students’ education, and their experience with online learning. The data includes 5 major groups of variables: 1) Socio-demographic data - age group, gender, current place of stay, study level in their institution 2) 4 items for information regarding connectivity to the internet during the lockdown - device availability for exclusive use, internet bandwidth, top 5 online tools used most commonly, and screen time. 3) 9 items measured the impact of Covid-19 on the students’ social lives - their current situation of living, number of people around them where they live, their feelings towards meeting their friends, visiting their institution of study, events that would have been held offline. Students were asked about their top 5 past time activities during the lockdown and the amount of time they spend on social media online. 4) 6 items to gauge their experience with online learning during the lockdown - questions about feeling connected to their peers, maintaining discipline, structured learning, and the stress/burden felt by them due to online learning in the lockdown 5) 11 items to comprehensively gather information about the students’ mental health - how well have they adapted to stay-at-home instructions, their overall mood in the lockdown, feelings towards Covid 19, their prime concerns regarding their academic schedule, being updated and informed about Covid 19, the impact of social media on their beliefs. Finally, the students were asked to write about how they feel the pandemic has changed them as a person and affected their thinking process, and the students were asked to share a one-line message for the world during the lockdown.

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Steps to reproduce

A survey was created using Google Forms and was floated via social media among students across India. The volunteers were asked to further circulate the survey to their peers who may be willing to participate in the study.