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Research impact

In the context of research impact Dynamics of Youth will contribute to advancing understanding and advancing scientific method, theory and application across and within disciplines by conducting and supporting excellent, robust and FAIR research on youth development.

Dynamics of Youth research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on youth wellbeing, mental health and academic adjustment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on adolescents worldwide, including in the Netherlands. After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, several researchers of DoY joined forces to examine the impact of the pandemic on youth wellbeing and mental health. Ongoing longitudinal samples such as YOUth, Youth got Talent and InTransition were followed to examine change in wellbeing and adjustment over the course of the pandemic and new data collections were initiated, for example to examine youth prosocial behavior during the pandemic. Researchers from Dynamics of Youth organized several special issues in international journals on this topic to synthesize high-quality research on the impact of the pandemic on youth. They also presented their findings in the media and in several meetings for practitioners and policy makers. They also participated in a national endeavor together with the Netherlands Youth Institute to integrate all research in The Netherlands on the impact of the pandemic on youth, with the aim to steer policy during future pandemics to prevent the many negative effects of social distancing measures on youth wellbeing. Do you want to read more about Dynamics of Youth research on Covid-19? Click here!