Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Eating disorders
General mental health

Risk and Resilience factors in Young People and their parents/carers during COVID-19


Online survey





Time commitment

The initial survey lasts 15-20 minutes maximum. We will then recontact you weekly for 11 weeks to fill in another 10-15 minute survey. After that we will recontact you monthly for 8 months for a 10-15 minute survey.
Following the first survey, and the one at 6 and 12 months, you will also be able to complete a 10-15 minute optional online task.

Rewards and expenses

We will be running a prize draw each month for the first 3 months, and every few months after that. The prize is one of 40 amazon vouchers worth £25.

About the study

The Oxford ARC study investigates how adolescents and their parents/carers are coping during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In stressful circumstances, some young people demonstrate resilience and cope extremely well, while others find it more difficult. We hope to understand how youth and parent mental health is impacted by psychological factors relating to worry, anxiety, and social isolation during this pandemic.
We are asking young people (aged 13 to 18) and their parents/carers to take part in this study.

What will it involve?

This online study will involve completing weekly (then monthly) surveys and an optional computer task. In the initial 20 minute survey, you will answer questions about your family life and relationships, demographics such as your age and education, health and wellbeing, psychological symptoms, and how you are coping during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The questions cover many different areas, some of which may be sensitive, which will give us a good understanding of how things currently are for you and your family. This helps us to better understand what kind of support parents/carers and young people might need in these difficult circumstances.

Complete the survey