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| Published: September 15, 2021

Covid-19 Pandemic: The Impact on Mental Health and Education among Young Adults

Dr. Nidhi Roy Choudhury

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Allied Healthcare and Sciences, Jain Deemed-to-be University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sharath Manjunath

M.Sc. Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, School of Allied Healthcare and Sciences, Jain Deemed-to-be University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.145.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.145

ABSTRACT

Mental health is an important aspect of individuals in order to perform adequately. The covid-19 pandemic had a drastic effect on everyone. People had never experienced such an emergency health situation in the recent past and the sudden entry of it made them overwhelmed. Students had one of the major impacts both in terms of mental health and education. The confinement, lack of social interaction and situations at their residences caused mental disturbances like stress and anxiety. Simultaneously, a drastic shift from offline to online education affected their learning. This was a new experience and it appears most of the time for students to adjust and nevertheless they had problems such as lack of technological knowledge, network problems and was not very much helpful for group interactions. In this review, we looked at papers that studied the COVID-19 impact on mental well-being issues and the preferences between online and offline modes of learning with the problems faced during the same course. It implied that issues like anxiety, stress and depression had in fact affected negatively among student’s mental health and they preferred a hybrid mode consisting of both modes of learning that would benefit for them.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.145.20210903

10.25215/0903.145

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021