Date of Award

Summer 8-4-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Darlene C. DeFour

Second Advisor

Dr. Rebecca Farmer Huselid

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Martin Chodorow


This study explored Black college students’ perceptions of COVID-19 related mandates. Black college students with higher perceptions of racism, stronger ethnic identity, and greater distrust in science were expected to have more negative attitudes about COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates. Results varied when relationships were tested.

Included in

Psychology Commons



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