SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that some South Korean young adults frequently experience feelings of depression and helplessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Korean Women’s Development Institute conducted an online survey of 6,570 adults between 19 and 34 years of age to identify what impact the COVID-19 situation has on their lives.
The survey showed that the outbreak of the pandemic produced a negative impact across the entire spectrum of life, including economic, social and psychological situations, for young adults.
In response to a question asking how often they felt a sense of depression, helplessness or frustration, 45.7 percent of the female respondents and 31.4 percent of the male respondents said ‘often.’
Roughly one third (32.6 percent) of the female respondents said that the pandemic made their livelihood difficult. The share of male respondents who agreed was similar at 32.2 percent.
The share of those who said their income and money-making hours declined after the outbreak of the coronavirus stood at 44.5 percent for female respondents and 43.5 percent for male respondents.
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