A large amount of literature has suggested that different minority backgrounds have an effect on depression rates. Previous research shows that people who come from minority backgrounds show higher amounts of depression compared to people who are not from minority backgrounds. Research also suggests that people who come from lower socioeconomic status display higher levels of depression compared to people who are a part of a higher socioeconomic status. Since March of 2020, Coronavirus has made a huge impact globally. Research has been done surrounding the pandemic and the effects it has had on peopleâ€™s lives. This research has shown that since the global pandemic has started symptoms of depression have increased considerably in the United States. However, our results did not support our hypothesis. We found that low socioeconomic backgrounds did not have higher effects on depression rates compared to high backgrounds. We also found that minority backgrounds do not have higher levels of depression compared to white participants.
Newcomb, Linsey; Washington, Creshell; and Petrick, Rebeka, "An Exploration of Student Backgrounds and Mood" (2020). Fall Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 67.