Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
E-Motions; Assessing Impact of Virtual Learning on Adolescents’ Emotional Quotient
Meenu Mathur Jha, India
While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, many countries have decided to close schools as part of a physical distancing policy to slow transmission and ease the burden on health systems. These school closures are affecting the education of 80% of children worldwide. Although scientific debate is ongoing with regard to the effectiveness of school closures on virus transmission, the fact that schools are closed for a long period of time could have detrimental social and emotional health consequences for children living in poverty, and are likely to exacerbate existing inequalities.
This study aims to assess the vast difference in Emotional quotient of adolescents belonging to two different socio-economic background, during virtual learning by studying the affect on each attribute of Emotional Intelligence.
The study of this project started with online survey of two different group of adolescents, one from higher and other from lower socio-economic background.
The first survey had 20 multiple choice questions related to different attributes of Emotional Intelligence and was conducted on Google Forms. Survey had more than 150 responses from students of grade 10 to grade12 of schools in urban India.
Second Survey/ Interview was conducted for students from lower socio-economic background. The survey/ Interview had 20 multiple choice questions to be answered by students and was conducted on Google Forms and through interview Survey had more than 150 responses from adolescents living in rural India.
Result shows that, there is a vast difference in Emotional Intelligence of two group of students during pandemic. Students belonging to higher socio-economic background could swim through the pandemic with only effect on self-regulation.
But for students belonging to lower socio-economic background, pandemic has been very tough. It effected all the attributes of Emotional Quotient. All attributes decreased in pandemic leading to major Emotional crisis for such students.
Keywords: Pandemic, School closure, Socio-Economic background, Self-regulation, Emotional crisis.