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Investigating Emotions as a Predictor of Academic Performance While Online-learning Due to COVID-19

Connaughton, Nham Thi (2022) Investigating Emotions as a Predictor of Academic Performance While Online-learning Due to COVID-19. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aims: The aims of the current study were to investigate if emotions such as depression, anxiety, and stress predicted third-level student’s academic performance while online-learning due to COVID-19. Specifically, this study looked within an Irish context and looked at the academic year of 2019/2020. The current study also aimed to investigate if there are gender differences that exist within this relationship.

Methods: A questionnaire was administered to the participants (n=103) through Google Forms which consisted of questions from the perceived academic performance scale (Verner & Vallerand, 2016) regarding their perceived academic performance, and the DASS-21 scale, which measures participants experiences with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms.

Results: Results demonstrated that academic performance was negatively correlated with depression, anxiety, and stress. Depression, anxiety, and stress explained 19.1% of the variance in academic performance, however, depression was the only statistically significant variable and was the strongest predictor of academic performance. Results also demonstrated that there was a gender difference in scores for depression and stress, with females reporting higher scores compared to males.

Conclusion: Overall, findings has provided a greater understanding into the relationship between depression, anxiety, and stress and academic performance while online-learning due to COVID-19. Findings have also highlighted practical implications regarding student support services.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2022 17:01
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 17:01
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5624

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