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The new pessimism: how COVID-19 has made young people lose faith in their own agency

Huebner, Christine and Arya, Dena (2020) The new pessimism: how COVID-19 has made young people lose faith in their own agency. LSE COVID-19 Blog (11 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Young people, especially those about to start university or get a job, have a gloomy and newly pessimistic outlook on the future. This is not consistent with research from pre-COVID-19 times, which usually finds young people optimistic about their own futures. Drawing on qualitative research with young people before the outbreak and throughout lockdown, Christine Huebner and Dena Arya (Nottingham Trent University) explain where this new pessimism comes from and how it relates to uncertainty, worries, and a perceived loss of agency among young people.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 13:30
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106809

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