A comparative study for mental health challenges of students: Online versus on-campus education

Al-Alami, Suhair, Suleymanova, Sara and Gawanmeh, Amjad (2023) A comparative study for mental health challenges of students: Online versus on-campus education. Contemporary Educational Technology, 15 (3): ep441. ISSN 1309-517X

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way instructors teach and students learn. Rather than receiving education face-to-face on-campus, remote online education emerged as an alternative solution. If implemented properly though, online education can have its positive impact on the teaching and learning processes. Online education, however, may have its deficiencies, especially in terms of mental health. This paper is a follow-on study comparing students’ perceptions towards remote online education versus their perceptions towards on-campus education as regards mental health specifically. Involving sixty-two engineering students at a private university in Dubai, where this study was implemented, the researchers utilized a questionnaire focusing on both online and on campus education models, which was conducted during the COVID-19 lockdown time and on-campus education following the lockdown period. Based on the study’s findings, most respondents were in favor of on-campus education, particularly in relation to its impact on student mental health.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Al-Alami, Suhair
All Author(s): Al-Alami, Suhair, Suleymanova, Sara and Gawanmeh, Amjad
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, online education, mental health, education models, on-campus education, graduate education
Subjects: B Information Technology > BB Information Technology
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr Mosys Team
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2023 13:43
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2023 13:43
URI: https://research.skylineuniversity.ac.ae/id/eprint/714
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech%2F13337
Publisher OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/40268
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