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Finding the Underlying Mechanism in the Relationship Between Socioeconomic Condition and Mental Health During the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Role of Economic-Worries

posted on 2023-09-24, 00:46 authored by JEE KEI CHAN
Can money buy us better mental health? We used to believe that having better income, more wealth or higher education can help us to have better mental well-being, as we can use these resources flexibly for our mental health benefits. However, our results showed otherwise. During the Covid-19 pandemic, our studies showed that having more of such resources does not necessarily translate to better mental health. Instead, it is our consistent worrying about the uncertainty of our future financial situation that troubled our minds. Thus, regardless whether one is rich or poor, as long as one harbours economic worries, his or her mental health would be compromised.


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Tin Tin Su

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Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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