Did You Know Online Teaching Triggers Stress In Students?


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Mental Health News

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum provided insights into stress associated with online teaching. The study is published in the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

The Study

The researchers observed 82 students attending an anatomy course. They divided this group into online and offline classes and analyzed each group’s heart rate variability and salivary cortisol concentrations. The participants also completed questionnaires to determine their emotional responses to digital learning vs classroom learning.

The Findings

The results revealed interesting insights into how stress affects learning, online and offline. It was found that physiological excitation was significantly reduced during online sessions, in comparison to in-person classes. Students attending online classes appeared more stressed than those attending offline classes.

To Know More You May Refer To

Gellisch, M., Wolf, O. T., Minkley, N., Kirchner, W. H., Brüne, M., & Brand‐Saberi, B. (2022). Decreased sympathetic cardiovascular influences and hormone‐physiological changes in response to Covid‐19‐related adaptations under different learning environments. Anatomical Sciences Education, 15(5), 811–826. https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.2213