Anxiety level among industrial engineering students in virtual learning
Authors: Cesar Corrales, Jonatan Rojas, Wilmer Atoche
Abstract: Stress is one of the most important psychosocial risks and it can produce, among other things, different degrees of anxiety, in work life, in studies or in any field of activities carried out by human beings. Anxiety is a state of mind and a physiological response of the person when facing a situation that causes anguish, fear and mental and emotional blockage. Among young university students, this occurs to a greater or lesser degree and is often not diagnosed or evaluated in its true magnitude. The Covid 19 pandemic has generated a radical change in the teaching modality that has gone to a virtual learning, which has aggravated the usual anxiety levels in students. The aim of this study was to examine the anxiety level of industrial engineering students of different academic levels, in this pandemic environment, to help them cope with this problem. To do this, a study sample was taken and an evaluation instrument was applied that allowed these levels to be established. Relationships were established with the number of credits taken on average and the study cycle of the students in the sample. The results show significant information that can help academic leaders and students themselves to take measures that help improve their anxiety levels.
Keywords: anxiety level, psychosocial risks, COVID 19 pandemic
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