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Study Finds College Students Felt Depressed and Rejected After 2016 Election

Study Finds College Students Felt Depressed and Rejected After 2016 Election

“the more liberal they were, the more they experienced her electoral defeat as personal rejection”

In October, we covered another study which found that many students experienced PTSD-like symptoms after the election, so this new study is hardly a surprise.

PJ Media reports:

STUDY: College Students Felt Depressed, ‘Rejected’ After 2016 Election

A new academic study strongly suggests that Hillary Clinton’s defeat during the 2016 election is exacerbating the mental health crisis among college students.

Led by University of Miami Professor Heather Claypool, the study sought to determine if the election would impact students’ mental health and well-being. Claypool surveyed 262 students at the school before and after the 2016 election.

Students answered questions such as “I feel meaningless” and “I feel rejected,” as well as questions about their political leanings and — after the election — if they actually voted.

Only 166 students had — 70 percent of them voted for Clinton.

The results, published two years later in a peer-reviewed psychology journal, found that students who supported Clinton emotionally struggled with the results of the election. The authors predicted this was likely felt among students across the nation.

“Among Clinton supporters, the more liberal they were, the more they experienced her electoral defeat as personal rejection, reporting less belonging, less meaningful existence, and worsened mood,” reported Claypool.

Students “who felt especially close to Clinton and identified as especially politically liberal exhibited these [negative moods] most strongly” Claypool explained. Young men who supported Clinton were equally as devastated as women, the study also found.

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Young men who supported Clinton were equally as devastated as women

Well, if that’s the act they have to endure just to get in with the college girls, I can see why they’re depressed.

    MajorWood in reply to tom_swift. | November 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I have a similar hypothesis about Apple computers. College guys buy them because they are afraid that owning a Dell won’t get them laid. Being out of the dating pool, I got to buy the same hardware for 1/2 the price, plus I neither read email nor surf the net “creatively.” I did put a white Apple sticker over the Dell insignia so I could call it a “Mock.”

This is the very definition of the word, “snowflakes”.

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