Title

The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Student Pandemic Experience

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Behavioral Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the pandemic experience of adolescents from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. It was hypothesized that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would report a more positive pandemic experience (lower score), while students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds would report a more negative experience (higher score). Student responses were collected via Google Forms, and compiled into a spreadsheet, revealing that while the upper class respondent reported the best experience, working class students, on average, reported better experiences than their middle class counterparts, placing the middle class as the most unhappy strata in the experiment. As a secondary investigation, the highest education level of any parent was recorded, and compared with the same responses. These revealed that the highest education levels did not equate to the best pandemic experience.

Location

B&E 235

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:30 AM

The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Student Pandemic Experience

B&E 235

The purpose of this study was to examine the pandemic experience of adolescents from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. It was hypothesized that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would report a more positive pandemic experience (lower score), while students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds would report a more negative experience (higher score). Student responses were collected via Google Forms, and compiled into a spreadsheet, revealing that while the upper class respondent reported the best experience, working class students, on average, reported better experiences than their middle class counterparts, placing the middle class as the most unhappy strata in the experiment. As a secondary investigation, the highest education level of any parent was recorded, and compared with the same responses. These revealed that the highest education levels did not equate to the best pandemic experience.