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Ethics code: IR.IAU.SARI.REC.1401.147
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Jafari O, Jalali Rad A, Sadati Waleh Mozoui F A, Mehrdadi M, Rezaei Rad M. Investigating the Relationship between the Dimensions of Online Education on Mental Health and Psychological Well-Being. RJMS 2024; 31 (1) :1-8
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-7660-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Technology, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran , Mojtabarezaeirad@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: The global epidemic of the disease caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19), as a severe acute respiratory syndrome that appeared in December 2019, not only as a threat to the health and lives of millions of people around the world has been considered and the world's health and treatment systems have faced many challenges, it has also affected other fields, including the field of education so that with the beginning of the Covid epidemic 19, health protocols emphasized social distancing. In this regard, in many countries, including our country, face-to-face training in schools and universities was closed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. This unpleasant event could have negative effects on educational activities, but social distancing has stimulated the growth of online educational activities so that there is no disruption in education. Many schools and colleges have participated by providing the best materials and contents needed for online training courses, with the cooperation and accompaniment of students and conducting evaluations. Undoubtedly, in the application of electronic content in online education, the efforts of students depend to a great extent on internal motivations, therefore, students who have more intrinsic motivations and the necessary abilities in They deal with the usual academic challenges, can work more self-regulated and self-efficiently than other students, and as a result, they are more successful. They achieve more success in subjects in which they are more interested and motivated, and more success provides more motivation for learning, academic progress, academic performance, and continuing education. Although in the last few years, educational centers, especially education, constantly emphasize providing education in the context of virtual space, in practice, there has not been a large movement in this area at the country level, and despite the emphasis on making schools smarter, significant progress has been made in Platformization and provision of virtual training had not been achieved. The sudden outbreak of covid-19 faced many challenges in the educational systems of the world and affected the field of education as well. As the Covid-19 epidemic began around the world, health protocols emphasized social distancing. In this regard, in many countries, including our country, face-to-face training in schools and universities was closed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. For the education of students to not be interrupted during the period of social distancing and for the curriculum to continue according to the pre-determined schedule, various solutions were presented. Although this network also had limitations and problems, problems such as slow internet speed, limited space for loading, and less interaction between teacher and student. With this description, although the Corona pandemic imposed many problems on all indicators of the society, including the health of the people, it led to the flourishing of some capabilities in the country, including the spread and prosperity of virtual education (online education) throughout the country. Cited. The lack of evidence regarding the support capacities provided in some psychological characteristics of people has caused the proper use of education in the virtual space to be observed nowadays, and due to the importance of psychological issues such as mental health and psychological well-being. It is important to find out the relationship between the supportive dimensions of education in virtual space on mental health and psychological well-being, so in this study, we seek to answer the question of whether there is a significant relationship between the supportive dimensions of education in virtual space on mental health and psychological well-being.
Methods: The current research was descriptive in terms of the data collection method, which was carried out in the field. The statistical population of the current research included all female students in the second year of high school (experimental third grade) of Behshahr city, who were studying in 2018-2019. The number of the statistical population according to the inquiry from the statistics unit of Behshahr Education Department was equal to 210 people. The sample size of 136 people was selected by simple random sampling through Morgan's Kargesi table. The instrument of this research was a questionnaire. The entire process of research analysis was done using SPSS version 20 and PLS version 3 software.
Results: The results showed that there is a significant relationship between the dimensions of education in the virtual space on mental health and psychological well-being so virtual education has an effect of 0.805 on mental health and an effect of 0.745 on psychological well-being.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between the supportive aspects of online education on mental health and psychological well-being. These issues show that education in virtual space can always be emphasized as a key issue in the sensitive conditions of society. Educational policies have an important and decisive role in education. The government's support for education in virtual space in the path of education, as well as the government's support for the development and dissemination of education in virtual space, show the importance of this issue. Today, human power is considered the most valuable capital of any country, and the progress, cultural, economic, and social growth of countries depends on increasing the level of awareness of the people of that society. Therefore, the main mission of educational systems is the training of human resources necessary for this growth and progress, and education plays a very important role in this. Appropriate educational facilities, experienced teachers, and a rich environment only along with the dynamic, active, and enthusiastic minds of the youth will lead to the progress and development of the country. Although not much time has passed since the emergence of information and communication technology, it has brought many changes in the way of human life, including education systems and learning centers. In this way, the form of learning and education has gone out of the physical state that is dependent on time and place and has become a virtual form that cannot be defined. On the other hand, in many countries, the use of information and communication technology in the educational system in order to improve the quality of teaching-learning methods has been considered, and the use of this technology in schools is a basic necessity for proven educational, social, and economic reasons. In the way of conducting the present research, there were limitations, including the non-cooperation of some research samples, as well as difficult and difficult access to the research samples.
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