EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON THE PSYCHO-SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF UNDERGRADUATES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL ONLINE SURVEY

EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON THE PSYCHO-SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF UNDERGRADUATES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL ONLINE SURVEY

Author by Dr. Mercy Omozusi

Journal/Publisher: Ibadan Journal Of Educational Studies

Volume/Edition: 18

Language: English

Pages: 32 - 38

Abstract

Covid-19 has spread to almost every country. Like world war11 attack, this pandemic has already imprinted itself upon the nations psyche. Hence the study focused to examine the effect of coviD-19 on the psychosocial well-being of undergraduate. The study adopted a descriptive survey conducted on an online platform using a google form, a cloud base system data collector that allows big data. The target population for this study consisted of undergraduates from three universities in Southwest, Nigeria. The sample size was 239 and the respondents were stratified into different strata of sex, age at last birthday, religion, ethnicity and class level.  From the study it was found that social support had a standard deviation and mean of 5.07±2.75, translating to a prevalence of 42.2% which is below average. This implies that the social support received by the undergraduates during this coviD-19 containment is poor. Self-esteem had a mean and standard deviation of 5.93±2.99; this translates to a prevalence of 41.9%, below average and indicating that the self-esteem of the respondents is poor with regard to CoviD-19 containment. Health practices had a mean and standard deviation of 2.63±2.53, translating to a prevalence of 22%, indicating that the health practices among respondents within this covid-19 pandemic is very poor. The emotional well-being of respondents had a standard deviation and mean of 6.11±3.13, translating to a prevalence of 50.9% indicating that the emotional stability of respondents within this covid-19 pandemic is on average (50th percentile). This indicates that the number of respondents with emotional issues is one half of the total population.  It was therefore recommended that there should be 24/7 online helpline/counselling for those that need counselling when feeling depressed, anxious, sick, being abused and having suicidal tendencies.

 

 


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