Resilience and mental health among students at sports high school during Covid-19 pandemic

In the spring of 2020, the world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic (C-19), which affected the lives of many people. School education was clearly affected and for students at sports-oriented high schools in Sweden (Nationella idrottsgymnasium, NIU), the C-19 situation meant more personal responsibility for theoretical knowledge acquisition and planning of physical training. For some students, this changed form of teaching and training led to significant problems and negative challenges, while for others it meant opportunities for developed self-responsibility and increased self-insight. Achieving a positive function in the face of adversity serves as an appropriate criterion for further study.

About the project

Project period:

  • 2021-01-01 to 2022-12-31


  • Centrum för idrottsforskning (CIF)


  • Sannarpsgymnasiet, Halmstad
  • Aspero Idrottsgymnasium, Halmstad



Johnson, U., Hertting, K., Ivarsson, A., & Lindgren, E-C. (2022). Favorable Adaptation During SARS-cov-2-Pandemic as Told by Student-Athletes’. A Longitudinal and Behavioral Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19, 12512. External link.

Johnson, U, Hertting, K., Ivarsson, A., & Lindgren, E-C. (2022). Att leva i en berg- och dalbana – Elever vid nationellt godkända idrottsutbildningar om coronapandemins effekter (pp. 141-161). Statens stöd till idrotten. Uppföljnings 2021. Centrum för Idrottsforskning.