New survey: The majority of Norwegian students report being more lonely during corona pandemic

Sad girlPhoto: Mia Oshiro Junge / NTB
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Three out of five Norwegian students have felt more lonely after the corona outbreak in March, according to a survey conducted by Sentio.

The survey was conducted on behalf of Universitas and the Norwegian Student Organization (NSO). One thousand students participated.  

A total of 15% of those surveyed said they have been lonely a lot, while 44% felt lonely a little more often.

Anne Karin Mullally, a psychologist and section leader for mental health at the Student Association in Oslo and Akershus (SiO), told Universitas that it is worrying that so many students report increased loneliness. 

She thinks it has to do with the fact that Norway is still in a crisis.

“Sitting alone in a dormitory all day can make it difficult to maintain structure, routines, and self-discipline, and it also makes us feel less part of an environment. Which gives us an experience of isolation,” Mullally noted.

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