Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Reader 1

Mark Huber

Reader 2

Stacey Wood


This thesis presents an in-depth analysis of the impact of demographic factors on depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing exploratory data analysis and logistic regression models, the research identifies heightened vulnerabilities to anxiety and depressive symptoms within specific demographic groups in the United States. Key findings indicate that females, young adults, and individuals from Hispanic, Latino, or mixed-racial backgrounds, as well as those with lower educational attainment, are disproportionately affected.

The study successfully develops two predictive models that estimate the likelihood of depression and anxiety based on demographic data and identifies household income as the main contributor in both models, demonstrating high accuracy and potential for resource allocation and intervention program design. The importance of inclusive and responsive policy-making is emphasized, particularly in addressing the needs of the most impacted groups.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.