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The Use of ICT and its Effect on University Students’ Wellbeing During COVID-19.docx (342.32 kB)

The Use of ICT and its Effect on University Students’ Wellbeing During COVID-19.docx

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posted on 03.11.2020, 21:21 by Noemí Suárez Monzón, Maritza Librada Cáceres Mesa, Reinaldo Requeiro Almeida, Diego Gudberto Lara Paredes

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for information and communication technology (ICT), which has allowed university studies to continue in an online different environment, because social isolation is compulsory. This article designed and validated an instrument to assess the use of ICT and its effect on the wellbeing of Ecuadorian university students. A theoretical framework was constructed based on documentary analysis. A draft questionnaire considered students’ and experts’ suggestions. A pilot questionnaire was then validated with a 1,952 students sample. Finally, a reliability instrument was proposed that can be used in studies of similar situations and is able to investigate the relationship between students' wellbeing and ICT during the learning process. The questionnaire analysis revealed that not all of the world’s educational systems are prepared to take on the challenge of online classes, and not all students’ are equipped with conditions needed to participate in online distance education.

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Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica

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Declaration of conflicts of interest

no

Corresponding author email

suarezmonzonnoemi@yahoo.com

Lead author country

Ecuador

Lead author job role

Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica

Human Participants

Yes

Ethics statement

It was used Informed Consent and the research was approved by the ethical comission at the university.

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