Mental Stress among Medical and Non-Medical Students Engaging in Online Education in Light of COVID-19
Author(s): Himabindu Reddy*, Spandandeep Sarma and Swarupa Chakole
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected nearly each and every country on this planet. The closure and lockdown of educational institutions to decrease the danger of disease transmission has resulted in a shift in the medium of instruction, with the majority of educational institutions moving to an online method of instruction. As the number of illnesses and deaths linked to COVID-19 disease rises, stress levels are rising as well. COVID-19 has caused a mental disruption among medical and non-medical students. Introduction of e-learning came as a new mode of learning among many students and it has been difficult for them to cope and adjust to this form of education.
In reaction to the pandemic's disruptions, medical institutions all around the world switched to e-learning. While e-learning can benefit students by allowing them to attend classes from anywhere at their leisure, the abrupt move to e-learning during the pandemic presented medical students with several obstacles, many of which had the potential to cause mental health concerns in the medical and non-medical students. Students with economically backward backgrounds are more exposed to stress due to this new form of learning. Students unfamiliar to e-schooling are facing a lot of difficulties regarding this form of learning and education system.
The main goal of this study is to evaluate stress levels within medical students and non-medical students who were undertaking online/e learning as a result of covid-19 illness and hence present in front of you the various aspects related to stress due to online education.