Students' evaluation of living and coping in pandemic process
Keywords:Coping,, Pandemic Process, University Student
Aim: The aim of this study was to conducted to evaluate what university students experienced and felt during the pandemic process, how they coped, what they learned and what they gained. Materials and Methods: The research was carried out in descriptive research design. 212 students participated. A data collection form created by scanning the literature was used. Kolmogrov-Smirnov, Descriptive statistics, Pearson Chi-Square and Bonferroni Corrected Z test were used for data analysis. Results: Students expressed their feelings as “I felt fear, anxiety, I was sad” when they first heard about the pandemic. The positive contributions of this process to them is understanding the importance of what they have knowing, their value being patient, acquiring new habits, doing research; on the other hand, it was determined that there were fear, anxiety, panic, negative thoughts. Conclusions: The pandemic process has shown that it is important to teach students effective coping methods with stressful life events. For this it is recommended to strengthen the psychological resilience of the students and to gain the skills of coping with stress.
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