Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Davis, Thomas


The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely impactful on a vast majority of the population, either from losing a possible loved one, or the pandemonium that arose in its wake. The purpose of this study is to better understand how much of an impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on social worker students’ mental health, specifically, how it has affected their levels of stress, anxiety, and levels of alcohol consumption. This study is significant because the pandemic has had a substantial impact on the mental health of so many individuals, and it is important to research just how large these effects are. The design of this study will be a one-shot case study, quantitative data will be collected through online surveys. Pearson’s correlation coefficient will be used on the data to indicate if there are any correlations between stress, anxiety, and alcohol consumption. These findings are important for social work practice because it is imperative to understand the mental health state of the social worker if they are to give the utmost quality of care to their clients.