COVID-19 Pandemic Reactions From Fourth Through 12th Grade Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. overview the literature on student reactions to various disasters.
  2. describe how a sample of students reacted to quarantining during the COVID-19 crisis.
  3. describe how students view the experience of remote learning.
  4. understand the positive and negative experiences of students in response to the pandemic.


It is important to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted youth. This study provided descriptive data on how over 2,500 fourth through twelfth grade students in a Midwest suburban school district positively and negatively reacted to the quarantine. The study also examined symptoms of depression and anxiety for students in this sample.



Michelle K. Demaray, Northern Illinois University
Christine K. Malecki, NIU
Julia A. Ogg, NIU
Kara M. Styck, NIU


Kristina L. Wiemer, Moira J. Wendel, Ruth Jeong, Abigail E. Pruitt

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