Erasmus SYNC Lab

Wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
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The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a unique set of experiences for adolescents and young adults. How are they experiencing this crisis? To what extent are they willing to contribute to well-being within their immediate environment? What influences their willingness or motivation?

What is this research about?

This research focuses on the impact  the COVID-19 pandemic has on the well-being and behaviour of young individuals. Moreover, we investigate the role of social media as well as the difficulties and opportunities that have risen from the crisis.

Online study

This project is an online study in which we follow adolescents and young adults for two consecutive weeks. Daily measurements allow us to investigate the variation that lies within these experiences among young individuals during the pandemic.


The project is divided into two subprojects. The first focuses on youth (10-18 years old) within Rotterdam while the second subproject studies students at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (17 years and older).

How SYNC lab utilizes youth panels in their research

This project is funded by the NWO Spinoza Prize, awarded to Eveline Crone. Additionally, this project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 681632).

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