According to a research, more than a third of young people believe the Covid epidemic has taken control of their life.
Before a nationwide campaign to highlight the pandemic’s long-term impact on the younger generation is slated to commence in the United Kingdom this week, a report by the Prince’s Trust Class of Covid research disclosed its findings to the local media. The conclusions were based on information gathered from more than 2,000 young people across the UK.
Additionally, the results showed that more than 60% of young people between the ages of 16 and 25 believed they were important for the future of their generation.
“Young people today are facing unique challenges which threaten the futures and aspirations of an entire generation if we don’t act,” said the charity’s UK chief executive, Jonathan Townsend.
Townsend says that young people have already suffered in terms of their education, jobs, and crucial formative years, leaving many of them feeling uncertain and afraid about a future that seems to be spiralling out of their control. He continued, saying that despite the huge number of openings, young people continue to worry about their future professional possibilities.
The study also reveals that at least half of individuals polled said they were more resilient as a result of experiencing the pandemic. According to the report, more than half of them claimed to be more determined than ever to achieve their goals.
According to Townsend, “young people have shown a unique resilience to overcome the challenges they faced and are more determined than ever to achieve their goals.”
To ensure that their potential and aspirations are not wasted, he continued, they do require support.
In another study, 16 to 19-year-olds were polled, and the results revealed widespread “retarded development” among young people as a result of missing crucial developmental milestones during the pandemic. A new period of uncertainty and lack of confidence has been brought upon by the epidemic, as demonstrated by the Savanta State of the Youth Nation survey.
The largest youth research panel in the UK conducted this study, which involved asking the identical questions to 1,000 young people over a seven-year period. In order to comprehend the long-lasting effects and impact of the confidence loss over the course of two years, comparisons have been made.
During the epidemic, at least 60% of young people who were living alone reported lacking confidence in their judgement. In contrast to the 40% before the epidemic, this When compared to the 52% who said they could make up their minds before the pandemic, those who lived with their parents also showed a little decline in confidence, with 47% stating they could. According to the survey, at least 68% of young people believed that work was what they expected before the epidemic, but this number dropped to 49% after the outbreak.
Young individuals who had trouble starting their careers or who had to work from home reported feeling uncertain about what to expect from their jobs as a result of the effect.