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Personal resilience and its influence on COVID-19 stress, anxiety and fear among graduate students in the Philippines

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2020-07-29
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Universidad Pablo de Olavide
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The COVID-19 pandemic is putting new and unforeseen pressures and has resulted in substantial disruption in the lives of the people across the globe. Although there is a budding body of literature on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and psychological well-being, little research has been published among Filipino Graduate students in the context of a pandemic. This descriptive-correlational, cross-sectional research examined the relationship of resilience on COVID-19 perceived stress, anxiety, and fear. Two-hundred and three Graduate students participated in the online survey conducted in the last week of August 2020. Four self-reported questionnaires were used to gather the data. Descriptive statistics and correlational analysis were performed. Results indicated that the composite scores of the COVID-19 stress, anxiety, and fear were 2.81 (SD=.605), 3.94 (SD=.686), and 3.03 (SD=1.004) respectively. The composite score on the resilience scale was 3.33 (SD=.496). COVID-19 stress and fear had significant inverse correlation with resilience. Resilience has a protective influence on COVID-19 fear and is pivotal to cope with COVID-19 stress. Educational institutions may need to cultivate and harness the resilient trait of Graduate students in the midst of pandemic and other stressful events to help combat negative mental states and undesirable psychological consequences.
La pandemia de COVID-19 está ejerciendo presiones nuevas e imprevistas y ha provocado una alteración sustancial en la vida de las personas en todo el mundo. Aunque existe un cuerpo de literatura en ciernes sobre el impacto del COVID-19 en la salud mental y el bienestar psicológico, se han publicado pocas investigaciones entre estudiantes graduados filipinos en el contexto de una pandemia. Esta investigación descriptiva-correlacional y transversal examinó la relación de la resiliencia en el estrés, la ansiedad y el miedo percibidos por COVID-19. Doscientos tres estudiantes de posgrado participaron en la encuesta en línea realizada en la última semana de agosto de 2020. Se utilizaron cuatro cuestionarios autoinformados para recopilar los datos. Se realizó estadística descriptiva y análisis correlacional. Los resultados indicaron que las puntuaciones compuestas del COVID-19 estrés, ansiedad y miedo fueron 2.81 (SD=.605), 3.94 (SD=.686) y 3.03 (SD=1,004) respectivamente. La puntuación compuesta en la escala de resiliencia fue 3.33 (SD=.496). El estrés y el miedo de COVID-19 tuvieron una correlación inversa significativa con la resiliencia. La resiliencia tiene una influencia protectora sobre el miedo al COVID-19 y es fundamental para hacer frente al estrés del COVID-19. Es posible que las instituciones educativas deban cultivar y aprovechar el rasgo de resistencia de los estudiantes graduados en medio de una pandemia y otros eventos estresantes para ayudar a combatir los estados mentales negativos y las consecuencias psicológicas indeseables.
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IJERI: International journal of Educational Research and Innovation, ISSN-e 2386-4303, n. 15, 2021, págs. 431-443
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