Authors: Khushboo Agnihotri; Sachin Kumar Srivastava
Addresses: Amity Business School, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, UP, India ' School of Management, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
Abstract: This paper talks about the traumatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the human mind. This research will focus on the youth of the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. The word 'youth' indicates that this research will be focused solely on the demographic of 13-30 years of age. The reason for choosing these two specific geographical locations is due to the circumstance that both of these areas faced the outbreak of the virus around the same time and imposed strict lockdown rules within the same week. While the reason for choosing this specific age group is due to the fact that we have the maximum number of reaches pertaining to this age group. This paper focuses on the prevalent issues of mental health in the millennial generation and how uncertainties of the future elevate and enhance such issues. The effects of this coronavirus will be evaluated with regards to three main factors, i.e., effects of being in quarantine, impact of social media and influence of economic factors on the mind.
Keywords: coronavirus; COVID-19; mental health; quarantine; physical distancing.
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2022 Vol.15 No.3, pp.233 - 252
Received: 09 Sep 2021
Accepted: 12 Oct 2021
Published online: 05 Jul 2022 *