SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the growing frequency of online classes prompted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korean middle and high school students have experienced more difficulty in self-management, including the maintenance of regular life patterns.
The Seoul Education Research & Information Institute conducted a survey of 415 middle school students and 378 high school students in Seoul.
As part of the survey, the students picked ‘self-management’ as the biggest challenge they faced after taking online classes last year.
The survey also showed that their rhythm of life and eating habits also became irregular.
Among the respondents, 51.9 percent of the middle school students and 60.5 percent of the high school students replied that after taking online classes, they went to bed later than before, while 58 percent of the middle school students and 67.5 percent of the high school students also answered that they tended to wake up later than before.
In response to a question asking about eating habits after taking online classes, 38.6 percent of the middle school students and 41 percent of the high school students said that their eating habits became irregular.
Even parents thought that their children went to bed and woke up late after taking remote classes.
Among the 1,343 parents of middle school students and the 677 parents of high school students, 71.5 percent and 72.8 percent, respectively, said that their children went to bed late after taking online classes.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)