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Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental ; 61(3):520-526, 2021.
Article in Spanish | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2040750

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been vital tools in human interaction in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing the virtuality of many daily activities that would otherwise configure an inherent biological risk of physical contact. For this reason, it was necessary to adopt ICT as non-face-to-face training elements in higher education, allowing pedagogical development and teacher-student interaction from home. This research sought to determine the influence of ICT on the learning of 450 Peruvian university students, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.In general, transmissive ICT obtained higher proportions of accessibility (87%), usability (81%) and influence on student learning (73%) compared to interactive ones (Figure 1), with active ICT being the least perceived in all three dimensions. According to the results obtained, a positive relationship is proposed between university student learning and the adoption of ICT tools during the COVID-19 pandemic period (p = 0.076). Search engines, video conferences, web pages, academic platforms, repositories, and multimedia tutorials exert the greatest positive influence on the educational process. However, health science students showed more aversion to establishing ICT in their learning, while engineering students showed greater receptivity to its application.

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Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental ; 61(Edicion Especial II 2021):163-169, 2021.
Article in Spanish | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2040744

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The main objective of the research was to try to see the perception of virtual classes and the possible academic repercussions that university students had in Peru, and their associated factors, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analytical cross-sectional study in Peruvian university students during the first wave of the pandemic, the variable that mediates perception was obtained through a validated scale. In the analytical statistics, it was found that women had a higher frequency of perception of academic repercussions (PRa: 1.37;95% CI: 1.18-1.59;p value <0.001), this adjusted for age, study career and university. Women were the ones who perceived the most repercussions. Although an association was only found with the sex of the respondents, larger studies should be carried out and in more advanced stages of the pandemic, since our results can be taken as baseline, but the influence of others should be followed up and determine the influence of other variables.

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Psicología Conductual ; 30(2):549-563, 2022.
Article in Spanish | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2040727

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La pandemia por Covid-19 ha tenido un impacto negativo en la salud mental incluyendo el estrés. Nuestro estudio tuvo como objetivo diseñar y validar psicométricamente la "Escala de estrés ante enfermedades transmisibles" (escala APA). La prueba de análisis discriminativo de ítems permitió eliminar cuatro ítems, quedando la prueba final conformada por 10 ítems. Asimismo, la validez convergente utilizando el "Cuestionario de ansiedad social" (CASO) fue de r= 0,377. El análisis factorial confirmatorio ratificó la estructura de dos componentes: el estrés general y el estrés ante la Covid-19. Se obtuvieron correlaciones multivariadas entre los ítems utilizándose los índices de ajuste según el modelo esperado. Los índices de fiabilidad fueron buenos (a de Cronbach= 0,841 y ю de McDonald= 0,848) y se estableció un baremo con percentiles por sexo con una muestra de 1000 universitarios, teniendo un 28% de mujeres y un 22,9% de hombres con un alto nivel de estrés ante las enfermedades transmisibles. Estos resultados de validez y fiabilidad de la escala APA muestran su utilidad para evaluar el estrés ante las enfermedades transmisibles.Alternate :The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on mental health, including stress. The goal of our study was to design and psychometrically validate the Stress Scale for Transmissible Diseases (APA scale). The discriminative item analysis test allowed the elimination of four items, leaving the final test with 10 items. Likewise, the convergent validity using the Social Anxiety Questionnaire (SAQ) was r= .377. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the two-component structure: general stress and stress in the face of Covid-19. Multivariate correlations between items were obtained using the fit indices according to the expected model. Reliability indices were good (Cronbach's a= .841 and McDonald's ю= .848) and percentile norms were established by sex with a sample of 1,000 university students, with 28% of women and 22.9% of men having a high level of stress in the face of transmissible diseases. These results of validity and reliability of the APA scale show its usefulness in assessing stress in the face of transmissible diseases.

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Theory and Practice in Language Studies ; 12(9):1838-1847, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2040516

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-Reading through mobile phones is increasingly popularized worldwide, particularly among young adults. However, few researchers investigate EFL learners' attitudes towards smartphone-based reading. The present research conducted a questionnaire survey to explore EFL learners' perceptions and beliefs by integrating the reading attitude model with the technology acceptance model UTAUT2. One hundred ninety-two participants responded to the questionnaire. The statistical data analysis, including t-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA), indicated that Chinese EFL learners were generally positive in smartphone-based reading. Although they did not show keen feelings about it or form a habit of using the smartphone for EFL reading, they could perceive its usefulness and ease of use and positively believed in its future use in EFL reading. Additionally, gender differences did not impact EFL learners' overall attitudes. Still, participants' interest in English and experiences in mobile reading did suggest positive influences on their attitudes towards reading through the phone. Finally, the implications of the results and pedagogical practice of smartphone use in EFL reading are discussed.

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Journal of Language Teaching and Research ; 13(5):1115-1124, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2040514

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-The current study aims to explore the effect of virtual classes on promoting autonomous learning of Saudi EFL students in the PYP Year Program (PYP). Data were collected through an online questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. Two hundred eighty female undergraduate Saudi students in the PYP completed the questionnaire voluntarily. Fifteen English language instructors voluntarily agreed to be interviewed. The result of the study indicated that 64% of students demonstrated a high level of autonomous learning in virtual EFL classes. However, 36% of students showed an average level of autonomous learning in doing assignments, self-motivation, accelerating learning, and willingness to learn. Furthermore, the results show that students' level of autonomy in virtual classes depends on factors such as lack of motivation, constructive feedback, and students' educational culture. Additionally, the study provides some guidelines to help instructors implement autonomous learning in EFL virtual classes. Pedagogical implications and suggestions for further research are provided.

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Fiziceskoe Vospitanie Studentov ; 1:51-57, 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2040471

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Background and Study Aim. The COVID - 19 pandemic has post threats on the physical and mental fitness of the people. Thus, the study determined the effectiveness of home quarantine - based rhythmic exercises to the fitness level of the university students in physical education. Material and Methods. University students were the participants of the study. 200 student populations who were taking physical education subject in the year 2020 were considered. Quasi - experimental research design was employed and 96 participants between the age bracket of 18 - 26 (74 females & 22 males) were chosen using simple random sampling in determining the population size of the study. SPSS program was used in the analysis in the obtained data. Results. The result shown that there is a significant difference between the pre - test and post - test results in the fitness level of the participants in body mass index (T= -3.482, p < .001), cardiovascular endurance (T= -4.193, p < .000), flexibility (T= -6.279, p <.000), muscular endurance (T= -9.553, p <.000), and muscular strength (T= -7.569, p < .000) performing the home quarantine-based rhythmic exercises. Conclusion. Further, it is concluded that engaging in two (2) months home quarantine - based rhythmic exercises from 30 minutes to 1 hour with moderate to vigorous intensity augment the physical fitness level of an individual. Moreover, it is recommended to put vision accounts in strengthening the inclusion of home quarantine - based rhythmic exercises in teaching physical education either in synchronous and asynchronous in teaching - learning process.

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Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte ; 22(3):58-67, 2022.
Article in Spanish | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2040336

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The main objective of this study was to analyze the state of mind and the level of dependence on physical exercise of university students in the confinement stage, and their interrelationship between them, based on sex, whether they currently practice federated sports and the level of concern towards the problems created by COVID-19 worldwide. The study included 177 university students (133 men and 44 women) of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences from the Pontifical University of Salamanca with a mean age of 20.85 (+or- 2.83) years and a decrease in physical activity practice 73.5% in the first two weeks of confinement. The instruments used to assess these constructs were the Exercise Dependence Scale-Revised (EDS-R) and the short version of the Profile Mood States (POMS). The results show that there is a significant positive correlation between the level of dependence on physical exercise and Tension, Anger, Fatigue and Depressed State and a negative correlation with Vigor and Friendship. In conclusion, the importance of practicing physical activity for improving the mental health of university students is highlighted.

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Psychology Research and Behavior Management ; 15:2587-2597, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2039548

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Background: COVID-19 lockdown can lead to mental health problem, and the problem is heterogeneous across individuals. In this study, we aimed to explore the association between the self-reported health status, emotional coping style, emotional intelligence and positive psychological state of college students during the COVID-19 pandemic in China. Methods: The questionnaires of Self-rated Health Measurement Scale (SRHMS), Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS), Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ), Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire (SCSQ) were used for online survey. The study included 367 undergraduates. Results: Undergraduate sex, sibling and birth of place were associated with either psychological capital scores or emotional intelligence. Online time per day had significantly negative associations with self-rated health and psychological capital scores. Multivariate analysis showed that the interaction between emotional intelligence, psychological capital and coping styles was statistically significant (β = − 0.112, p = 0.045) in health status with psychological capital ranking the top (β = 0.428). Mediation analysis showed that psychological capital and coping style modified the effect of emotional intelligence on health status. Conclusion: Psychological capital and coping style modified the effect of emotional intelligence on health status in college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this pandemic emergency, a comprehensive intervention, such as positive coping styles with optimistic emotional perception and understanding as well as social support, is an important measure against the pandemic-induced mental health problem in college students in China.

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Appl Res Qual Life ; : 1-26, 2022 Feb 21.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2035253

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Since the early days of COVID-19, university teaching has changed from face-to-face format to online mode. With the gradual containment of the pandemic, there is no need for school lockdown. As a result, the teaching format has changed to HyFlex mode integrating both face-to-face and online modes. Obviously, it is necessary to understand the academic quality of life among students under the Hyflex teaching mode. In this paper, we report an evaluation study on a leadership subject in Hong Kong delivered via HyFlex teaching using a post-lecture evaluation strategy. In one of the lectures, we covered law-abiding leadership in university students, including abiding by the Hong Kong National Security Law. The post-lecture evaluation showed that students generally held positive views toward the HyFlex teaching and they perceived that the subject promoted their well-being indexed by psychosocial competence. Regarding the lecture on law-abiding leadership, students agreed that the lecture promoted their psychosocial competence, personal development, knowledge about law-abiding behavior and national security (including the Hong Kong National Security Law), and readiness to serve as socially responsible leaders. Positive perceptions of the lecture design, teacher performance, lecture content of law-abiding leadership and national security, and benefits positively predicted students' overall satisfaction with the lecture on law-abiding leadership and national security.

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Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental ; 61(2):352-359, 2021.
Article in Spanish | GIM | ID: covidwho-2034187

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The pandemic caused many changes due to social distancing, one of them is in terms of virtual university classes. Therefore, the objective was to validate an instrument that measures the perception of the effects of COVID-19 on distance education in university students of health sciences and other careers in Peru. An instrumental and cross-sectional study was carried out. Thousands of distance learning students from health sciences and other careers participated during the first wave of the Coronavirus. The survey on the perception that it has of the repercussions caused by the health emergency on face-to-face and distance education was designed and validated;in addition, another scale was exploratory to measure the perception of the spread of the coronavirus. The analysis showed high reliability and good internal consistency, with adequate Cronbach's alpha values. For the Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), the Bartlett test and the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin coefficient were used. All the items received a favorable evaluation by the experts (Aiken's V> 0.70);this with respect to relevance, representativeness and clarity. Three virtual average factors were identified, their use and presence, all saturation indices were greater than 0.50. The survey proved to be reliable and representative, this above all because it was evaluated in students from the different Peruvian departments;which can be used to evaluate this in diverse similar populations.

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Technology in Society ; : 102110, 2022.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2031704

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The integration of the TV screen, so that it becomes a new media interaction, is one of the most significant shifts that technology has brought and is known as “social TV”. This paper examines the interaction and influence of social TV on academic performance during Covid-19. It also focuses on the link between social media usage, traditional TV, social TV, and most importantly on whether the latter has impacted on improvements in students’ academic performance in Jordan. A total of 546 university students participated in this study via online survey. Through a self-proposed model, using the PLS-SEM software, the study found that respondents understand the concept of social TV and have used it to improve their interaction with others, helping them to share their experiences and – interestingly – to improve their academic performance. Thus, the findings are discussed in relation to social media integration with social TV in educational and non-educational settings.

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The International Journal of Humanities Education ; 20(1):185-197, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2030468

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The implementation of lockdown measures designed to stop the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic represents a significant disruption in the lives of university students. The objective of this study was to assess the resilience levels of university students in relation to sociodemographic data during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify resilience-promoting factors. A longitudinal quantitative study was carried out during the Fall 2020 semester with a sample of 621 participants drawn from across all departments and levels of study at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and using the 25-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 25). Sixty-eight percent of students in the sample obtained CD-RISC 25 resilience scores ranging between 51 to 81 (65.9 ± 15.3). The overall median score of the sample was 66.6. Quartile classification shows that both the overall mean and median scores fall within the moderately resilient category. In conclusion, it was found that individual students’ resilience correlates with age, gender, sociocultural identity, civil status, and enrollment status.

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The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society ; 12(2):29-41, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2030450

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It is argued that resiliency may contribute to one’s happiness and life effectiveness, while religious faith may strengthen the effects arising from the interchange of those variables. To confirm these assumptions, a study was conducted on a group of students consisting of 506 public and private university students in Sabah, Malaysia, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the participants, 405 (80%) were females, 100 were males (19.8%), and one did not reveal their gender. The mean age was 21.71 (SD = 4.52). The study revealed that resiliency accounted for 6 percent of the variance on happiness and 18 percent of the variance on life effectiveness. However, faith did not show any moderation effects on resiliency as a cause of happiness. In terms of its effect on students’ life efficiency (e.g., time management, emotional control, and social competence), resiliency accounts for 18 percent of the variance on life effectiveness. As to the interaction between resiliency and faith in relation to the quality of life, the study revealed a significant interaction between them, a result that explained an additional 1.6 percent in the variance in life effectiveness. This indicates that strong religious faith could enhance students’ resiliency and contribute to a better life (e.g., managing time, controlling emotion, higher motivation, and competence in social situations), particularly during the pandemic. Therefore, valuing and practicing one’s religious faith, regardless of the religious background, is a powerful tool in boosting students’ flexibility in the face of academic and nonacademic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Psychology Hub ; 39(2):5-12, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2030358

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Background. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many studies have identified differences in college students’ attitudes towards vaccination. The aim of the present study was to investigate the psychological, emotional and behavioral responses influenced by the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in a sample of college students in the health professions. Method. The questionnaire administered through the Google Modules platform was created ad hoc in order to investigate perceived stress (PSS-10), coping strategies (BRIEF COPE) and pre and post vaccination emotions (7 items). Participants. A total of 344 students participated in the study (M age = 22.62, SD = 3.17;F = 67.2%): medicine and surgery (37.5%), nursing (32.8%), obstetrics (15.4%) and physiotherapy (14.2%). Results. From the qualitative and quantitative analysis it emerged that 56.7% of the sample has moderate stress levels. Emotional and avoidant coping, especially in females, is the most prominent strategy. In the pre-vaccination analysis, “fear” was the primary emotion most experienced by students, characterized by the use of avoidance strategies. The words “hope” and “vaccination” were most often recorded in the post-vaccination phase. Conclusions. Our results showed that the association of lemmas in the post-vaccination phase shows students’ ability to adapt and be resilient through change and communicates that self-perception is important. © Author(s).

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SSRN; 2022.
Preprint in English | SSRN | ID: ppcovidwho-343332

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The outbreak of the coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19), an acute respiratory syndrome, continues to spread around the world, and has had a profound impact on the lives of individuals and communities. Since the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in late 2020, infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased substantially. However, despite these positive reports, vaccine hesitancy and resistance still run rampant. Although a commonly disregarded population, students harbor strong opinions, attitudes, and beliefs about vaccination, which impacts both safety and return to campus initiatives. Discriminant Function Analysis results from a survey administered from August 2021 to September 2021, in a sample of over 1100 university students, found clear differentiation among three subtypes of students in relation to their beliefs about COVID-19 vaccination and adopting regular testing/screening on campus. While the degree of COVID specific anxiety did not differentiate the groups, vaccinated students were most informed, least likely to endorse misinformation, and held positive beliefs about on-campus screening as compared to vaccine resistant and hesitant students who held relatively opposing beliefs. Despite the vaccine hesitant group holding more doubts about the efficacy of the vaccine than the vaccinated group, they held less of a belief in misinformation than the vaccine-resistant group. As compared to the vaccine hesitant group, the vaccine-resistant group had the lowest concern with COVID spreading on campus and poor confidence in regular screenings, while the vaccinated group that the highest concern for potential community outbreaks and endorsed strong ratings of confidence in the efficacy and value of regular on campus screenings. Implications of these findings are discussed.

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Validizace CES-D 8 na českých vysokoškolských studentech během pandemie covid-19. ; 66(4):398-415, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2026829

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Objectives. Due to the rise of depressive symptomatology especially among vulnerable populations such as young adults during the COVID-19 outbreak, a reliable measuring tool is needed. Because of the lack of such studies, the authors decided to validate the 8-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D 8) among Czech university students capturing the beginning of lockdown experience. Statistical analyses. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted and structural equation modelling with diagonally weighted least squares estimation using lavaan was employed. Different hypotheses about the dimensionality of the CES-D 8 scale were tested. The authors assessed the measurement equivalence of the CES-D 8 scale according to gender using multigroup confirmatory factor analysis. The effect of sociodemographic and COVID-19 issues variables on depression was examined. Results. One dimensional model with correlated errors showed sufficient validity and therefore, the best fit. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis results revealed that the factor structure is invariant across gender. Women and those who reported financial distress and academic stress showed a higher level of depressive symptomatology. On the other hand, relationships proved to have a protective effect. Limitations. The sample came from an online survey, respondents were self-selected. There was a gender imbalance in the sample that cannot be explained by a higher number of women in the Czech university environment. Conclusions. The CES-D 8 proved to be a useful instrument for measuring depressed mood that opens further possibilities for depression research in the university environment and during pandemic situations. (English) [ FROM AUTHOR] Cíle. Vzhledem k nárůstu depresivní symptomatologie během pandemie covid-19 zejména u zranitelných skupin, jako jsou mladí dospělí, narostla potřebnost spolehlivého nástroje na měření depresivity. Z důvodu chybějící validizace se autoři rozhodli ověřit osmipoložkovou škálu Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D 8) u českých vysokoškolských studentů v době samého počátku pandemie. Statistické analýzy. Byla provedena konfirmační faktorová analýza za použití strukturního modelování metodou DWLS (diagonally weighted least squares) pomocí balíku laavan. Byly testovány různé hypotézy o dimenzionalitě škály CES-D 8. Pomocí MCFA (multigroup confirmatory factor analysis) autoři posuzovali ekvivalenci měření škály CES-D 8 podle pohlaví. Byl zkoumán vliv sociodemografických proměnných a proměnných týkajících se problematiky covid-19 na depresivní symptomatologii. Výsledky. Jednodimenzionální model s korelovanými reziduálními rozptyly u dvou položek prokázal dostatečnou validitu a nejlépe odpovídal datům. Výsledky MCFA ukázaly, že faktorová struktura zvoleného modelu byla invariantní vzhledem k pohlaví. Ženy a osoby, které byly ve finanční nouzi nebo prožívaly zvýšený stres ze studia, vykazovaly vyšší úroveň depresivní symptomatologie. Naopak partnerský vztah se ukázal mít protektivní efekt. Limity práce. Vzorek pochází z online průzkumu, respondenti byli vybráni samovýběrem. Nadreprezentaci žen-studentek v datech nelze zdůvodnit vyšším podílem žen na českých univerzitách. Závěr. CES-D 8 se ukázal být užitečným nástrojem pro měření depresivity, jenž otevírá další možnosti pro výzkum deprese v univerzitním prostředí a během pandemických situací. (Czech) [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Ceskoslovenska Psychologie is the property of Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Sciences and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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Europes Journal of Psychology ; 18(3):302-318, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2025247

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The COVID-19 pandemic raised many challenges for university staff and students, including the need to work from home, which resulted in a greater reliance on technology. We collected questionnaire data from university students (N = 894) in three European countries: Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Data were collected between 7th April 2020 and 19th June 2020, representing a period covering the first lockdown and university closures in these countries and across Europe generally. We tested the hypotheses that technology-related stressors (techno-overload, work-home conflict, techno-ease, techno-reliability, techno-sociality, and pace of change) would be associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms, and that coping styles (problem-focused, emotion-focused, and avoidance) would mediate these relationships. Results showed significant positive associations between techno-overload, work-home conflict and anxiety and depressive symptoms, and significant negative associations between techno-reliability, techno-ease and anxiety and depressive symptoms. A significant negative association was found between techno-sociality and depressive symptoms but not anxiety symptoms. No evidence was found for an association between pace of change and anxiety or depressive symptoms. Multiple mediation analyses revealed significant direct effects of techno-overload, work-home conflict and techno-ease on anxiety symptoms, and of work-home conflict and techno-ease on depressive symptoms. Work-home conflict had significant indirect effects on anxiety and depressive symptoms through avoidance coping. Techno-overload and techno-ease both had significant indirect effects on anxiety symptoms through problem-and emotion-focused coping. Techno-ease also had a significant indirect effect on depressive symptoms through problem-focused coping. The findings add to the body of evidence on technostress amongst university students and provide knowledge on how technostress translates through coping strategies into anxious and depressive symptoms during the disruption caused by the outbreak of a pandemic disease.

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National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology ; 12(9):1485-1488, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2025153

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[...]to restore the wellbeing of the students, a proper sleep hygiene practice should be promoted that may eventually help reduce stress. [...]stress and fear of COVID-19 epidemic is reasonable in population. [...]maintaining good sleep behavior is of utmost importance for a normal life. [...]recall biases may be present.

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Sustainability ; 14(17):10602, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2024183

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This study investigated the potential implications of optimism and mental health in promoting independent learning among Chinese university students using a theoretical model related to loneliness, optimism, mental health, independent learning, and academic achievement and the relationships between them. Valid data were obtained from 509 participants from four universities in Wuhan, China, through a questionnaire with five-point Likert scales specific to loneliness, optimism, mental health, independent learning, and academic achievement in September 2021. These data were used to construct models to test measurement validity and mediating mechanisms through structural equation modeling. The results revealed that loneliness influences mental health, thereby influencing the academic achievement of Chinese university students, and optimism can reduce the partial negative effect of loneliness on students’ mental health. Good mental health can support independent learning to promote academic achievement. This study provides recommendations for university managers to promote independent learning among Chinese university students.

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Sustainability ; 14(16):9907, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2024117

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Southeast Asia has a high prevalence of mental health problems and a low desire to seek professional help. Low treatment rates in LMICs are also reflected in the lack of readily available treatments geared toward students. In developing countries such as Thailand, academic advisors in higher education play another extra role in providing appropriate mental health counseling beyond teaching, researching, and delivering academic advising to their students. This quasi-experimental research aimed to study counseling’s competency of academic advisors in higher education and develop counseling’s competency of academic advisors in higher education. The sample groups used in this study were academic advisors who worked in a Thai university. There were two data collection stages. In stage 1, 250 samples were selected using a multi-stage random sampling technique for examining counseling competency. In stage 2, 60 samples used in the first stage having counseling’s competency score rating from low to moderate were equally divided into two groups (control and intervention). The results in the first stage showed that the total mean score of counseling competency was moderate. In the second stage, the hypothesis-tested result also showed significant differences in counseling competency outcomes in the intervention and control groups. These findings highlight intervention;the Brief Counseling Competency Training Program (BCCTP) could be helpful for reskilling and upskilling academic advisors’ counseling competency, especially attitude dimension, and implicate set friendly services, a sustainable academic advisor network to support and strengthen these competencies.

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