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| Published: September 25, 2020

Impact of online classes on psycho-physical health of teachers during lockdown

Ankita Kumari

Assistant Professor (Contractual), University department of Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.148/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.148

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COVID-19 is a very dangers pandemic communicable disease. Because of this life-threatening disease, the whole world is following complete lockdown protocol process. Most of the people are feeling psychological and physical illness because they are unable to come out their homes. Educational sectors are facing so many difficulties to run classes or conducting examinations. Teachers of schools, colleges and universities are taking online classes to complete the syllabus. Therefore, they have to use mobiles, computers and laptops for a long time; it creates various types of health problems. The aim of this research is to know the influence of online classes on the physical and psychological health of teachers. 120 teachers in which 50% were online class takers (Those who taken 4 or more than 4 hours per day and minimum teaching period was one and half month) and 50% were without online class takers; were selected by stratified random sampling method.  Stratification was based on types of educational institution and types of teachers. A short structured interview was conducted on them through voice calling. All the questions were related to their schedule of classes and their physical and mental health. Number and percentage were calculated on the basis of each question, which was asked by the teachers. After interpretation of data it has been found that the percentages of online class taker teachers were higher in physical illness; such as headache, eye-problems, Shoulder and back-bone pain, stomach related problems, like indigestion, acidity, gas etc in comparison to without online class taker teachers. This study also reveals that online classes do not influence the psychological health of the teachers because the percentage of teachers was not different between both category (online class takers and without online class takers) on the question of psychological problems, such anxiety, depression and stress.

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ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.148/20200803

10.25215/0803.148

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020