Stress Management in the Situation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Epidemic: A Case Study of Students at an Autonomous University in Thailand

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Tipvarin Benjanirat, Natthanan Somjit, Jatuporn Ounprasertsuk, Phannee Rojanabenjakun, Pongsak Jaroenngarmsamer, Sasipen Kruchangtong,


Background – Around the end of 2019, an outbreak of a new strain of the virus occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. "Coronavirus" by the World Health Organization (WHO) has named the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus "Covid-19" (COVID-19). The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic with the number of patients and deaths increasing rapidly. Thailand has been severely affected in every aspect, including education. resulting in teaching and learning management is a limited effect the adaptation and student stress.

Objective – To study stress levels stress management and the influence of stress levels on stress management among students at an autonomous university in Thailand.

Methods – This research is exploratory. by using questionnaires to collect data. The sample consisted of 270 students at an autonomous university in Thailand. The statistics used were frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Multiple Linear Regression and Chi-Square.

Results – Most of the students had a high level of stress, of which 123 students (45.60%) had stress management levels. Most have overall stress management. In the moderate level with an average of 2.87. Stress levels influence stress management. with statistical significance at the .05 level and personal factors in terms of gender, grade, year, branch, grade, income, and congenital disease affect the stress level significantly at the .05 level.

Conclusion – Stress is a state of emotions or feelings that arise when a person is faced with a variety of problems. This can lead to feelings of pressure, discomfort, agitation, fear, and anxiety, which results in varying degrees of stress depending on the individual's stress management. Therefore, those involved in caring for students from the university care should be taken to help students better manage stress. As well as conducting various activities to relieve students' stress there should be a counseling center for students in every aspect when problems arise. So that students can live and have a good quality of life during the 2019 coronavirus epidemic. In addition, there should be studies in students in other universities and long-term studies. for more comprehensive research results.

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