A description and factors causing student anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic in indonesia

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Hardi Santosa
Dian Ari Widyastuti
Agus Basuki
Rusdi Kasman
Sahril Buchori
Nita Fitria


Abstract- This study aims to determine the level and factors that cause student anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Respondents in this study were 1.013 students from five universities in three provinces in Indonesia, i.e., Lampung, Special Region of Yogyakarta, and South Sulawesi. The data were collected from 24th to 29th of April 2020. The data were obtained using a Covid-19 anxiety survey and a questionnaire about the factors causing student anxiety, which were distributed by utilizing google form. The results indicated that there were 222 students at a high and very high anxiety level with physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Student anxiety was triggered by two main factors, i.e., social limitation and coursework. To reduce their anxiety, the majority of respondents chose a religious approach rather than a cultural approach. Recommendations are given to counselors to include religiosity values in helping student anxiety. The university is also expected to be able to support students by providing internet quota assistance, organizing online lectures on an asynchronous model and allowing longer deadline for submission of coursework.

Keywords: anxiety; students; covid-19; pandemic


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Santosa , H. ., Widyastuti, D. A. ., Basuki, A. ., Kasman, R. ., Buchori, S. ., & Fitria, N. . (2021). A description and factors causing student anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic in indonesia. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 16(4), 1917–1925. https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v16i4.6055