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Personality Traits and Changes in Health Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms during the COVID-19 Pandemic : A Longitudinal Analysis from Pre-pandemic to Onset and End of the Initial Emergency Conditions in Finland (2021)


Kekäläinen, T., Hietavala, E.-M., Hakamäki, M., Sipilä, S., Laakkonen, E. K., & Kokko, K. (2021). Personality Traits and Changes in Health Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms during the COVID-19 Pandemic : A Longitudinal Analysis from Pre-pandemic to Onset and End of the Initial Emergency Conditions in Finland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(15), Article 7732. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157732


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Kekäläinen, Tiia; Hietavala, Enni-Maria; Hakamäki, Matti; Sipilä, Sarianna; Laakkonen, Eija K.; Kokko, Katja

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Ilmestymispäivä: 21.07.2021

Volyymi: 18

Lehden numero: 15

Artikkelinumero: 7732

Kustantaja: MDPI AG

Julkaisumaa: Sveitsi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157732

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Kokonaan avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77215


Tiivistelmä

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures targeting the transmission of the virus impacted everyday life in 2020. This study investigated pre- to in-pandemic changes in health behaviors and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of personality traits in these changes in Finland. Data from a larger population-based cohort study of 51–59-year-old Finnish women were used (n = 358). Self-reported questionnaires gathered information about depressive symptoms, eating behavior, physical activity, and alcohol consumption before the pandemic time, at the onset, and at the end of the COVID-19 emergency conditions. Information about personality traits (extraversion and neuroticism) and sociodemographic factors was available from the pre-pandemic baseline. Women reported more depressive symptoms and unhealthier eating habits at the end of the emergency conditions compared to the pre-pandemic time. An increase in depressive symptoms was associated with changing to unhealthier eating habits. Higher extraversion was associated with a perceived decrease in alcohol consumption and with changing to healthier eating habits. Women with higher neuroticism reported changing to either healthier or unhealthier eating habits. In general, some women reported healthier lifestyle changes while other women reported the opposite. Personality traits help to understand these individual differences in adaptation to the pandemic situation.


YSO-asiasanat: terveyskäyttäytyminen; COVID-19; elämäntapa; ruokatottumukset; fyysinen aktiivisuus; persoonallisuus; persoonallisuuden piirteet; alkoholinkäyttö; mielenterveys; masennus; sopeutuminen; pandemiat

Vapaat asiasanat: COVID-19; lifestyle; mental health; exercise; eating; alcohol; personality


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2021

JUFO-taso: 1


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