HAYEF: Journal of Education

Emergency Transformation in Education: Stress Perceptions and Views of University Students Taking Online Course During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Atatürk Üniversitesi Kazım Karabekir Eğitim Fakültesi, Bilgisayar ve Öğretim Teknolojileri Eğitimi Bölümü, Erzurum, Türkiye


Erzurum Teknik Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2020; 17: 222-242
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2020.20018
Read: 953 Downloads: 345 Published: 04 November 2020

This paper surveys university students to gauge their perceptions of stress, the learning environment, and the sudden shift to distance education applications during the COVID-19 pandemic period. The descriptive research method, which is a non-experimental quantitative research approach, was used in the study. The sample was selected using the convenience sampling method, and it comprises 544 university students studying at the Vocational School of Health Services and those taking engineering, education, literature, and tourism courses at a state university. A “Perceived Stress Scale” and a “Student Perception Survey Related to Learning Environment” were used as data collection tools. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics methods. The results reveal that students were stressed from using distance education applications. Despite the fact that they faced some challenges, the students expressed satisfaction with some facets of distance education, such as the flexible learning environment and opportunities to repeat the lesson. Nonetheless, most students stated that they preferred face-to-face education. Based on these results, various suggestions are presented for practitioners and researchers.

Cite this article as: Turan, Z., Gürol, A. Eğitimde Acil Bir Dönüşüm: COVID-19 Pandemisi Döneminde Çevrim İçi Ders Alan Üniversite Öğrencilerinin Stres Algıları ve Görüşleri. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 17(2); 222-242.

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