The Brainley survey reveals students’ feelings about the study from home models and the consequent impact on their mental health.
Brainly, an online learning platform, surveyed its Indian user base to determine the impact of paradigm shifting learning from home on student mental health. In a survey conducted on World Mental Health Day, students collected 1,764 responses to gain in-depth insights into how they manage their stress and other mental health concerns.
Most students (75 percent) noticed changes in mental health from home time to covid-induced study.
According to the results, 34 percent of respondents reported lower levels of stigma associated with mental health in their surroundings. This indicates a growing awareness among parents, teachers and students about the importance of addressing mental health concerns. This awareness is a positive development because 75 percent of students have noticed a change in their mental health during this period
School performance and preparation has emerged as one of the major contributors to students’ stress and anxiety.
Since the viral outbreak has shifted to online schools overnight, students had no choice but to adapt. However, 71 percent of students reported that this near-immediate change and subsequent months affected their mental health. While 30 percent of students reported that school performance and preparation contributed to their anxiety, another 63 percent reported that high Internet use and screen time caused physical / emotional stress. Fifty-six percent of respondents also reported that mental health concerns affected their physical health through weight gain or loss.
1 in 2 students find comfort in talking to their friends and family
While the profound effects of COVID-19 on students cannot be denied, they have, fortunately, found multiple ways to deal with their ongoing mental health problems. Where 35 percent of students seek therapy, more than 50 percent feel comfortable talking to their friends and family about mental health concerns. Numerous students are also using outlets such as art and music (45 percent), social media (38 percent), and physical activity (32 percent) to deal with stress. Forty percent of respondents mentioned that social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat are also good for their mental health.
Online learning platforms reduce students’ mental health problems
Online learning platforms like Brainley have had a positive effect on students’ mental health so that they can be more precise about their school complementary concepts and help with homework. A significant (63 percent) noted that online learning platforms have helped reduce stress while studying at home.