International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022


Understanding Resource Accessibility, Learning outcomes and Subjective Well-being among Undergraduate Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Method Approach

Dr. Richa Malhotra | Tanishka Pundhir | Soniya Rawat | Marya Haque | Stuti Sood


Abstract: The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to fundamental changes for the world at large, with the impact here to stay for a long time. Like all other sectors, the educational community had to respond with swift adaptation, to make education accessible to all from their homes? comfort and safety. The purpose of the current study is to explore resource accessibility, learning outcomes & subjective well-being among undergraduate students. Convenience sampling was used to select a sample of 507 students, in the age group 17 to 21 years, attending University of Delhi. A survey for learning outcomes and subjective well being was carried out in the form of a questionnaire formulated for this purpose; it consisted of 20 questions. Further, focus group discussion was carried out with 100 participants (10 participants per group). Descriptive statistics for the data were computed. A mixed method analysis approach (Correlation coefficient & thematic analysis) was used to analyse the data. The variables learning outcomes and subjective well-being were found to be positively correlated to each other via quantitative analysis and a qualitative analysis led to the emergence of 4 themes, 11 sub-themes and 35 codes. The major inferences derived from the same were: 1) Online modality has been associated with an overall decline in the reported subjective well-being of the students. 2) Accessibility to tangible resources like a stable internet connection is a major hindrance to online learning. 3) Intangible resources like emotional support from peer groups and a supportive family environment act as buffers against the stressors and challenges posed by the online modality of learning. 4) Inconsistent interaction with teachers and peers can lead to lack of motivation and decreased attention span during classes. The results concluded that resource accessibility, peer and family support significantly correlate to an overall healthy subjective well-being and learning outcomes.


Keywords: subjective well-being, resource accessibility, learning outcomes, COVID-19 pandemic, mixed-method approach


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,


Pages: 524 - 530


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