Limestone University Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Scott R. Doig recently had research published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Frontiers in Psychiatry.
The article, “Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Mental Health Outcomes Among Chinese College Students During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic,” which was co-written by Doig’s international colleagues, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chinese college students’ mental health.
According to Doig’s research, a significant portion of the observed students showed signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
“My colleagues in China were able to very quickly gather data on this very important topic,” Doig said. “Through the study, we showed a need for interventions that promote resilience for students at risk of developing negative mental health symptoms. While the COVID-19 virus has a major impact on physical health, sometimes we can forget about the very real effects of the pandemic on our mental health.”
Coming from Arkansas State University, Doig joined Limestone’s faculty in the fall of 2020. He has collaborated with colleagues from Mexico, China, and various U.S. states while participating in multiple national and international presentations. Most recently, his undergraduate research team spoke to an international audience in Hawaii about the beneficial impact of a physical education intervention on preschool students.