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Impact of COVID-19 on Emotional Resilience and Learning Management of Middle School Students

Qing Zhang, Longjun Zhou, Jianping Xia

Department of Education and Science, Jiangsu Second Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (mainland)

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e924994

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.924994

Available online: 2020-07-02

Published: 2020-09-01

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the emotional resilience of middle school students learning at home in February and March 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of this resilience on students’ learning management skills. The results could provide a basis for psychological health education of middle school students during major life events.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study used a survey to explore emotional resilience and learning management abilities in middle school students (N=896) from February 10, 2020, to March 22, 2020. Students used online e-learning during this period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were analyzed using t-testing, Pearson’s correlation, and multivariate linear regression.
RESULTS: The results indicate that emotional resilience was significantly lower in eighth grade students than in seventh grade students (t=1.98, P<0.05) and negative emotional recovery increased during the study period. Emotional resilience was positively correlated with learning management skills (r=0.498, P<0.01), and positive emotional ability predicted learning management skills.
CONCLUSIONS: The study findings indicate that in the face of major life events, emotional resilience is an important factor for the mental health of adolescents and improves coping ability. Cultivating positive emotions can improve learning efficiency.

Keywords: COVID-19, Resilience, Psychological, Students, Public Health, Emotions