Academic Motivation and Psychological Well-Being of university students taking online classes amid Covid-19 Pandemic
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Keywords

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pandemic, Online education, Academic motivation, Psychological well-being, University students

Abstract

The present study aimed to explore the impact of online education on academic motivation and psychological well-being of university students amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sample of the study comprised of 278 students from different private and government universities of Pakistan (Males n=68 & Females n=210). In a quantitative correlation survey research design Academic Motivation Scale (Vallerrand, et al., 1992) and Psychological Wellbeing Scale (Ryff, 1989) were administered with a detailed demographic form. Findings of the study showed that amotivation and intrinsic motivation are significant predictors of psychological wellbeing among university students taking online classes amid pandemics. The implications of the study are for universities and educational institutes to design effective methodologies and strategies to enhance students' academic motivation to influence their psychological well-being during the stressful period of pandemic and transition to online education of university students

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