Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Anxiety Profile of College Students during COVID-19 Pandemic: Descriptive and Comparative Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310714,
        author={Dhevy  Puswiartika and Bau  Ratu and Misnah  Misnah and Munifah  Munifah and Micha Felayati Silalahi},
        title={Anxiety Profile of College Students during COVID-19 Pandemic: Descriptive and Comparative Study },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={anxiety; college students; covid-19 pandemic},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310714}
    }
    
  • Dhevy Puswiartika
    Bau Ratu
    Misnah Misnah
    Munifah Munifah
    Micha Felayati Silalahi
    Year: 2021
    Anxiety Profile of College Students during COVID-19 Pandemic: Descriptive and Comparative Study
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310714
Dhevy Puswiartika1,*, Bau Ratu1, Misnah Misnah1, Munifah Munifah1, Micha Felayati Silalahi1
  • 1: Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
*Contact email: dhevyprodibk@gmail.com

Abstract

The change in learning methods from face-to-face learning to online learning was one of the academic pressures for college students during the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted college students' anxiety. This research aimed to explore and describe the anxiety profile of college students of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Tadulako University, to determine appropriate psychological intervention to overcome it. The research also intended to test the difference in anxiety levels of college students based on the study program, department, and batch. The participants were 117 college students from different study programs, departments, and batches. For the data analysis, the authors used descriptive statistics analysis and inferential analysis with the ANOVA test using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software for Windows 21.0. The results of the descriptive analysis showed that generally, the respondents have high anxiety. The inferential analysis results showed significant differences in anxiety among college students based on the study program and department. On the other hand, there was no difference in anxiety levels among college students based on the batch. The results also suggest the urgency of the psychological intervention to overcome college students' anxiety to remain productive in participating in learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.