Understanding the Experiences of University Students Facing Psychosomatic Symptoms in e-Learning

Memahami Pengalaman Pelajar Universiti Menghadapi Gejala Psikosomatik Dalam E-Pembelajaran

Authors

  • Rafizah Kechil Deparment of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Nor Hanim Abd Rahman Deparment of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Noor’Aina Abd Razak Deparment of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Keywords:

COVID-19 Pandemic, e-learning, psychosomatic symptoms, university students

Abstract

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a profound transformation in the field of teaching and learning (T&L) resulting in the transition from conventional face-to-face teaching to e-learning methods. This transition not only changed the educational landscape but also inflicted emotional and mental distress on educators and students. In Malaysia, university lecturers and students are grappling with the challenges that arise as a result of this sudden transition. They experience psychosomatic symptoms characterized by psychological factors such as stress, anxiety or depression. This article examines the psychosomatic symptoms among university students in Malaysia in the context of e-learning. Psychosomatic Symptoms Questionnaire-5 (PSQ-5) is used to measure the level of psychosomatic symptoms experienced by students. A comprehensive data set of 700 respondents was collected and analyzed using SPSS software. The findings of the study found that all respondents experienced moderate to severe psychosomatic symptoms. These findings are meaningful to policymakers in shaping the direction of T&L, especially in the face of challenges arising from the Education 5.0 paradigm. Therefore, it is important that psychosomatic symptoms are addressed to strengthen the education system and build a conducive environment so that the implementation of e-learning is more effective.

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Published

2023-06-30

How to Cite

Kechil, R., Abd Rahman, N. H. ., & Abd Razak, N. . (2023). Understanding the Experiences of University Students Facing Psychosomatic Symptoms in e-Learning: Memahami Pengalaman Pelajar Universiti Menghadapi Gejala Psikosomatik Dalam E-Pembelajaran. ATTARBAWIY: Malaysian Online Journal of Education, 8(1), 80–88. Retrieved from https://attarbawiy.kuis.edu.my/index.php/jurnal/article/view/174