More than half of students from all over the world, and three quarters in the USA UU said that their mental health has suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of almost 17,000 undergraduate students in 21 countries in charge of the non-profit arm of Chegg, a controversial rental of textbooks and educational technology company.

Chegg.org commissioned the voting company that interviewed 16,839 university students in the 21 past autumn countries, with sample sizes in the different countries ranging from 500 to about 1,000.

Seventy-five percent of US students surveyed said that their mental health had suffered due to pandemic, second only to Brazil (76 percent) and similar to the percentage of Canadian students who said the same thing (73 percent). Throughout the world, in almost two dozen countries where students were surveyed, 56 percent of students said their mental health had suffered during the pandemic.

Among American students, 91 percent said that their stress and anxiety had increased during the Covid. Pandemic, 30 percent said they had sought help for mental health, 26 percent said they had considered suicide, they said that 12 percent said they would hate themselves and 5 percent said they tried to commit suicide.

Only 58 percent of US college students, the second lowest of any country after Turkey, agreed with the statement "In general, all things considered, I feel happy." Throughout the world, 70 percent of university students agreed with the statement.

"Global data also highlights the intense pressure placed on students from all over the world, aggravated by the pandemic," Lila Thomas, Director of Social Impact and Head of Chegg. From Chegg.org, he wrote at a prologue of the report. "During the pandemic, students from all over the world have shown a great force, approach and determination to continue learning and continue fighting for their future, they deserve a great praise and recognition for ever surrendering.

Research of the Healthy minds The research network on adolescents and young adults, mental health has also encountered increases in depression rates reported among students during the pandemic. Sarah Ketchen Lipson, co-main researcher of the National Study of Healthy Minds and Assistant Professor of health law, politics and management. The University of Boston, said the new autumn data of 2020 were published last week that involved some 33,000 students in 36 universities and universities found that 47 percent of the students examined the Positive symptoms for clinically significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. And 83 percent reported that his mental health was impact She negatively adopted her academic performance in the last month, as far as Lipson describes as "a significant increase in what we have seen in P Ast. "

" From a research perspective, it is good to have more and more data and sources of information as the pandemia advances, "Lipson said about the Chegg survey." I think all these data sources They show high levels of anguish, and in particular depression and anxiety among adolescents and young adults. I think it will continue to obtain more and more sources of data is really valuable to promote knowledge and to advocate for the need for mental health services. "

The Chegg survey also made students about how they experienced the online learning during the pandemic. Approximately half (51 percent) of all students in the 21 countries said their instructors know how to teach effectively online, while 37 percent says they do not. The United States, respondents were almost evenly uniformly on the question, with 45 percent saying yes and 44 percent say no (11 percent said they did not know).

fifty percent of All students in the 21 countries surveyed described by online learning offers during the good pandemic, while only 35 percent said they had learned as much or more as they would with learning in person.

seventy-six percent of students in the United States, compared to 65 percent of the world

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