Behavioral Depression for Children with Learning Disabilities: Cases During the PandemicAuthor(s): Samar Abdulwahab Jaradat*, Mesfer Ahmad Mesfer Awadai, Mohammad Nayef Ayasrah, Mohammad Mahmoud AlGaseem and Yaser Numan Al Sabi
There are certain drawbacks to distance learning, such as the fact that students have more work to complete and must do it on their own time at home, as well as the fact that they are restricted by the strength of their signal. This means that some students may develop stress, anxiety, or depression as a result of trying to keep up with the course load. The purpose of this research, conducted during the height of the COVID-19 epidemic, was to examine the effects of distant learning on students' mental health. There were a total of 220 students who volunteered to take part in the study, and it was of the descriptive quantitative kind. The sampling method is based on a straightforward application of randomness. Google forms are being utilized extensively throughout this data collecting procedure. The acquired data is analyzed by looking at the frequency distribution. Among those who participated in the study, 42.27% reported having experienced anxiety, 44.56% reported experiencing stress, and 23.18% reported experiencing depression. One of the most common mental obstacles for distance learners to face is stress. Therefore, it is crucial that guidance and counselling teachers provide more coaching and counselling programs to aid students in coping with the stress, worry, and depression that might result from studying at a distance.