Mirrored Resiliency: Exploring University Student Narratives of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:mental well-being, COVID-19 pandemic, narrative inquiry, higher education, resilience, student experience
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to university student mental health and well-being. In a pandemic research environment, I conducted a narrative inquiry that explored the stories of Canadian undergraduate students who experienced mental distress during the transition from high school to university. In this brief, I aimed to explore an unexpected line of inquiry: the stories of university student resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. As I explored the experiences of my student participants, I found a space for narrative learning and mirrored resiliency where I could reflect on my own student experience amidst the pandemic. The circumstances brought about by the pandemic emphasize the need to build capacity for adaptability, resiliency, and well-being.
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