Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education, Teaching and Learning
E-Motions: Assessing Emotional Quotient of Adolescents during Pandemic
Meenu Mathur Jha
The coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and greatest challenge we have faced since world war two. But the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is an unprecedent emotional crisis.It has affected millions of lives worldwide, not only physically but also emotionally in the form of panic attacks, obsessional behavior, anxiety, and fear. Malbehavior has been appeared such as selfishness and storing goods which affected social cohesion and national income.What is the relation between Adolescence and Emotions?Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood. Adolescence is usually associated with the teenage years, but its physical, psychological or cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later.Stressors experienced during this crucial developmental stage may affect the trajectory of this neural maturation and contribute to the increase in psychological morbidities, such as anxiety and depression, often observed during adolescence.In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration or anger. Symptoms can overlap across more than one emotional disorder with rapid and unexpected changes in mood and emotional outbursts.
Keywords: Adolescents, pandemic, behaviour.