Abstract

Most undergraduate, graduate or doctoral learners take online classes for convenience because they can attend to their course work any time of day or night from the comfort of their home. However, when a life changing or stressful event happens, this ‘convenience’ goes away and this changes how the undergraduate, graduate or doctoral learners’ lives in regards to their education. This quantitative time series design study examined the patterns of adjustment made by students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) who attend a traditional online university or college (Students have to do all their learning in an online synchronous or a synchronous learning environment) throughout the United States at the beginning, middle and “end” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were asked to complete the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in which their global cognitive judgments of satisfaction with their life was assessed at seven different time intervals during COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0010
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK