Psychological Effects of Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: A Comparative Study of Saudi and International Students at Saudi UniversitiesAuthor(s): Ahmed S Alahmed*
The current study aimed to determine the level of psychological effects resulting from the Corona virus (COVID-19) among university students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and to identify the differences in the psychological effects resulting from the COVID-19 according to a number of demographic variables (age, gender, nationality, subject of study, accommodation, marital status). To achieve the objectives of the study, the Depression Anxiety and Stress-21 scale was used. After verifying its psychometric properties, the sample of the study consisted of (429) male and female students, who were randomly selected. The results indicated that the most common psychological effects resulting from the COVID-19 among university students were psychological stress, with a mean (5.8298), followed by depression (5.0583), end by anxiety (3.822). The results of the study showed that there were statistically significant differences at the level of (0.05) in all dimensions of the scale of psychological effects resulting from COVID-19 and the overall score of the scale. According to demographic variables (age, type, nationality, subject, marital status, accommodation).