Quality of Life of Students in the Epidemic Situation of Coronavirus 2019: A Case Study: Students in an Autonomous University

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Jatuporn Ounprasertsuk, Tipvarin Benjanirat, Wannee Promdao, Narongdham Tiyaphom, Jutatip Sillabutra


Background: The quality of life of students is a reflection of their well-being. The adjustment of students to study especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic situation has caused the teaching system to adjust to changing daily life patterns. Planning a student's life in terms of academic, health, and social life is important that students have proper planning. To provide students with a good quality of life in the university and success in learning.

Objective: To study the relationship between learning, health, and social lifestyle planning on the quality of life of students at an autonomous university in Thailand.

Methods: The study had a cross-sectional predictive correlational design and included 270 students in an autonomous university in Thailand. Descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple linear regression were used for data analysis.

Results: The overall quality of life of students' total mean was 3.50. The students had the highest level of quality of life in life planning. The overall lifestyle planning average was 3.42, with health lifestyle planning having the highest average. The social quality of life was positively correlated with educational quality of life (r=.231). Lifestyle planning accounted for 5.20 % of the variation in the quality of life.

Conclusion: Lifestyle planning affects the quality of life of students. This research, research was conducted during the study period in which the students were studying in an online format. Due to the policy of teaching in the government sector.  The limitations of this research are Limited time storage and a study of information with a specific group of students The recommendation for further research is that the research model should be modified. including qualitative research to get more complete information.

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