Generation Scotland

CovidLife

Over 25,000 people have taken part in either CovidLife, TeenCovidLife or RuralCovidLife. Their support is helping us to begin understanding health and well-being. Data are available for research use.

Our CovidLife surveys launched in April 2020, over different time periods and under different UK regulations. If you'd like to take a look at when each survey was launched and how long it ran for, take a look at our timeline.

CovidLife Survey Timeline 

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CovidLife 

The CovidLife survey was launched on 17th April 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In our baseline survey, we asked ~18,000 people a series of questions about how COVID-19 measures had been affecting them. Our second survey was completed by ~11,000 volunteers.

We invited people over the age of 18 and living in the UK to take part. Our volunteers included over 13,000 members of the general public and over 4,000 Generation Scotland participants. They were asked questions about the impact of the pandemic on their health, well-being, social and work life and education. The survey was conducted online, using Qualtrics.

Data Dictonary

Questionnaires

 

If you would like to reuse any of the questions from our survey, please let us know. Please also contact us if you would like a Qualtrics version. You can email us at access@generationscotland.org

Reports

Initial results of CovidLife survey released

The second and third CovidLife surveys have been conducted and data is available for research use. We hope to report results of the second and third survey soon. 

Data Note

After completion of the surveys, we created a data note detailing all the information available in our CovidLife surveys. You can read it in the link below.

CovidLife: a resource to understand mental health, well-being and behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

Data Access

To gain access to CovidLife data, please complete the form below and pass this on to the Generation Scotland team at access@generationscotland.org.

TeenCovidLife 

Teenager with cap on sat with head resting on left hand. Looking at black phone in right hand

The TeenCovidLife survey was launched on 22nd May 2020. In our baseline survey, we asked ~5,500 young people a series of questions about how COVID-19 measures had been affecting them. Our second survey was completed by ~3,000 new and previous volunteers.

We invited young people aged 12-17 to get involved. They were asked questions about the impact of the pandemic on their school and home life, as well as their overall health and well-being. The survey was conducted online, using Qualtrics.

Data Dictionary

Questionnaires

 

If you would like to reuse any of the questions from our survey, please let us know. Please also contact us if you would like a Qualtrics version. You can email us at access@generationscotland.org.

Reports

TeenCovidLife: The results are in

TeenCovidLife: Survey 2 Results

We hope to invite young people to TeenCovidLife 3 in early summer.  

Data Note

After completion of the surveys, we created a data note detailing all the information available in our TeenCovidLife surveys. You can read it in the link below.

TeenCovidLife: a resource to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in Scotland

Data Access

To gain access to TeenCovidLife data, please complete the form below and pass this on to the Generation Scotland team at access@generationscotland.org.

RuralCovidLife

Scotland Viaduct

The RuralCovidLife survey was launched on 14th October 2020. In our baseline survey, we asked ~3,000 rural Scottish volunteers, aged 16 and over, a series of questions about how COVID-19 measures had been affecting them.  The questions were tailored and designed by people from rural communities. We did this to make sure we asked about topics relevant to our volunteers.

Data Dictionary

Questionnaire

 

If you would like to reuse any of the questions from our survey, please let us know. Please also contact us if you would like a Qualtrics version. You can email us at access@generationscotland.org.

Report

We have also published a report on the initial survey findings, which can be found in the link below:

Rural voices heard as first RuralCovidLife results published

This is the first in a series of surveys. Initial RuralCovidLife data is available for research use. 

Data Note

After completion of the survey, we created a data note detailing all the information available in RuralCovidLife. You can read it in the link below.

RuralCovidLife: Study protocol and description of the data

Data Access

To gain access to RuralCovidLife data, please complete the form below and pass this on to the Generation Scotland team at access@generationscotland.org.