COVID19 study


PROJECT TITLE: Everyday life during the COVID19 pandemic

This research project concerned how COVID-19 preparations (e.g., social distancing, quarantine) impact the everyday lives and well-being of adult students. The study was conducted by Dr Amanda Krause and Prof James Dimmock at James Cook University. 

Principal Investigators:
Dr Amanda Krause                                     Prof James Dimmock
College: Healthcare Sciences                     College: Healthcare Sciences
James Cook University                               James Cook University
Email: Amanda.Krause1[at]jcu.edu.au       Email: james.dimmock[at]jcu.edu.au


A second phase of the research is currently being conducted. It is being conducted by the following students as part of their 4th year course requirements at James Cook University: Jacqueline Garrigan, Connor Mitchell, Daniel Jakob, Heather Lewis, Jane Glynn. This project is being conducted under the supervision of Dr Amanda Krause and Prof James Dimmock (James Cook University). This study has been approved by the JCU Human Research Ethics Committee (ID: H8074).

For more information, and to take part, please visit: LINK TBA.


Student Investigators

Jacqueline Garrigan                                     Jane Glynn
College: Healthcare Sciences                      College: Healthcare Sciences
James Cook University                                James Cook University
Email: jacqui.garrigan[at]my.jcu.edu.au      Email: jane.glynn[at]my.jcu.edu.au

Daniel Jakob                                                Heather Lewis
College: Healthcare Sciences                      College: Healthcare Sciences
James Cook University                                James Cook University
Email: daniel.jakob[at]my.jcu.edu.au          Email: heather.lewis[at]my.jcu.edu.au

Connor Mitchell
College: Healthcare Sciences  
James Cook University 
Email: connor.mitchell[at]my.jcu.edu.au

 
For information about COVID19, please visit the Department of Health’s website at: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert.


Summaries of the project findings will be posted on this project page, when available.

We have published a journal article detailing findings from this project.

Music listening predictive of improved life satisfaction during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Abstract: In this study, we assessed Australian university students’ media use (i.e., listening to music, playing video/computer games, watching TV/movies/streaming videos, and using social media) throughout early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, and determined whether media use was related to changes in life satisfaction. Participants (N = 127) were asked to complete six online questionnaires, capturing pre- and during-pandemic experiences. The results indicated that media use varied substantially throughout the study period, and at the within-person level, life satisfaction was positively associated with music listening and negatively associated with watching TV/videos/movies. The findings highlight the potential benefits of music listening during COVID-19 and other periods of social isolation.
  • You can access and download the full article at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.631033/full
  • The reference is:
    Krause, A. E., Dimmock, J., Rebar, A., & Jackson, B. (2021). Music listening predictive of improved life satisfaction during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 11: 631033. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.631033