The Effects on the Socio-Emotional State of Students in the National Exams in Greece from the Covid-19 Pandemic - Pilot Research

  • Sousanna Maria Nikolaou Associate Professor, Department of Primary EducationUniversity of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of internment and isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic on the socio-emotional status of students preparing for and taking national exams in July 2020. The main result of the study showed a weakness of consciousness and student stress due mainly to the inadequacy of social relationships, daily social contact with people who managed the same situation highlighting the importance of social capital and socialization in dealing with real life situations. The research found an unprecedented stressful situation of students that manifested itself with a lot of intensity and explosive situations (crying before and after exams, provocative behavior, great anger, disorganization, withdrawal desire, tension, conflicts, physical discomfort, intense anxiety and stress). The research also aims to conduct a scientific discussion of the conclusions regarding the conditions created for young people in the context of internment and isolation from any living communication with their classmates and teachers and the consequences in general in the event that this situation will continue into the next school year, as well as the study of ways in which a similar condition can be avoided in the next phase of the pandemic.
Published
Aug 15, 2020
How to Cite
MARIA NIKOLAOU, Sousanna. The Effects on the Socio-Emotional State of Students in the National Exams in Greece from the Covid-19 Pandemic - Pilot Research. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 1-8, aug. 2020. ISSN 2601-8624. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/4693>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2020.