PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF E-LEARNING IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON CHILDREN IN BAGHDAD CITY

Authors

  • Maryam Ismail Psychiatric and mental health nursing department, College of Nursing, Al-Bayan University
  • Sarah Abdullatef Kadhim Adult nursing department, College of Nursing, Al-Bayan University
  • Musaab Majid Abdulwahhab Adult nursing department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad
  • Iman Abbas Fadhil Adult nursing department, College of Nursing, Al-Bayan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v5i1.189

Keywords:

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19( pandemic, E-learning, psychological Functioning, Primary School Age Children.

Abstract

Introduction: The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be viewed as a traumatic stressor

with severe detrimental effects on health. E-learning is transitioning from traditional education or training

to more individualized and flexible electronic-based education and may also be referred to as distance

learning, virtual education, digital education, or web-based training (WBT). Electronic learning in Iraq is

a new experience, especially in primary schools. For that, we expect psychological and behavioural

effects on students. This study is designed to determine the effects of e-learning in light of the

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on children's psychological functioning from the parent's point

of view. Methods: A descriptive (cross-sectional) approach was adopted, and a non-probability (purposive)

sample was used to collect the relevant data for the study from 646 parents (fathers and mothers) who

have children in Baghdad’s primary schools. A Google form has been used to collect data through the

social media programs of the intended schools. Result: Study results show that 50.4% of primary school students have a moderate degree while 48% have a mild degree of psychological and behavioural problems; these problems are associated with the class time of electronic learning during the time of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in p-value

0.000 and 0.04. However, there is a significant relationship between psychological and behavioural

problems and variables related to electronic learning, like using electronic devices and activity after

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Conclusion: Most parents experienced moderate psychological and behavioural issues with children during the epidemic. To avoid potential problems, it is crucial to keep an eye on school students' mental

health.

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Published

2023-03-01

How to Cite

Ismail, M., Kadhim, S. A., Abdulwahhab, M. M., & Fadhil, I. A. (2023). PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF E-LEARNING IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON CHILDREN IN BAGHDAD CITY. Global Journal of Public Health Medicine, 5(1), 742–751. https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v5i1.189

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