The Impact of Environmental Factors on the Well-Being of College Students During On-Line Classes


The COVID-19 pandemic has urged schools and universities to hold online classes instead of a traditional face-to-face setup. With this, students are required to convert spaces in their homes as their designated study areas wherein they can focus on their studies online. In turn, this creates cognitive dissonance between the student’s perception of what an educational setting ought to look like. The student adapts to the situation to minimize the discomfort of this discrepancy. The Philippines is one of the countries where the majority of the students are still using online learning. Hence, it is inevitable to assess their well-being. The research explores whether their environmental setup contributes to their well-being. Exploring such factors may help students ergonomically improve their set-up, as well as their well-being. The stressful events of the pandemic along with the sudden shift of online learning can negatively affect students. Understanding the environmental factors that can contribute to their well-being could relieve them from some stressors that could be a hindrance to this. The questionnaire is divided into 3-parts 1) demographic profile 2) elements of the built environment such as room, furniture, ventilation, lighting, and noise, and 3) scale on their well-being. The survey was done online through convenience sampling.

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Jocelyn Rivera-Lutap, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines
Renato Apa-ap, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines
Elyz Lutap, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Education

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