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An Analysis of School-Life Balance in University Students in the Context of Covid-19 Lockdowns
SessionPoster Session 2
DescriptionAt the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many universities began moving their classes from in-person to online. With the sudden change in the learning environment, students have likely struggled to maintain their school-life balance. Thus, the goal of this study was to investigate whether school-life balance had decreased during COVID-19 lockdowns, and if so, why. Given the limited school life balance research, we also propose an instrument with novel components to measure school-life balance, the School-Life Balance Questionnaire. We found a lower school-life balance was reported during COVID-19 lockdowns and that certain recovery strategies predict school-life balance. This study is a preliminary step towards understanding how changes in the learning environment impact school-life balance and what strategies students can use to create an optimal balance between life and school.