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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Stressors and Coping Strategies among Physiotherapy Student's Online Learning during COVID-19 Lockdown: A Descriptive Explorative Study
Dr. Sagar Deshpande  | Dr. Manisha Rajesh Sharma
Abstract: Background: This study is designed to identify the causes of stress and coping strategies among the physiotherapy students. With a lockdown period with COVID-19 most physiotherapy colleges all over Maharashtra took to some or the other mode of learning. Social distancing protocols had to be enforced to reduce the spread of infection, thereby increasing the need of online learning. E-Learning techniques entail benefits and challenges both and may also pose technological difficulties. E-learning is a teaching technique that uses the internet to for communication between the lecturers, teachers and students. Methods: A validated self-made questionnaire was circulated amongst 200 undergraduate students. This study will help institution to strengthen orientation programme to students and help explore coping mechanisms and reduce stress in midst of several problems they face in their academic pursuit. Conclusion: The study concludes that online learning in COVID-19 outbreak resulted quite stressful for the students of an institute and this resulted that during online learning it can affect their academics workload due to least practical knowledge and non-accessibility of learning materials and practical knowledge too which led to stress for the students.
Keywords: Coping strategies, lockdown period, online learning, stress
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 2038 - 2042