Emotions manifested by school adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i3.13179

Keywords:

Adolescent; Mental health; School Health; COVID-19.

Abstract

Faced with the pandemic by COVID-19, the main occupation of adolescents, studies, has undergone an abrupt change with social isolation and the suspension of face-to-face classes, which can cause emotional suffering for this group. Objective: To identify emotional manifestations of school adolescents in the face of the COVID pandemic 19 and emotional management strategies adopted by them. Method: Exploratory-descriptive study, carried out from the University-Primary Care-School articulation. A Google Forms questionnaire was sent, via the school platform, to adolescent high school students from a public school in the city of Niterói-RJ. After a month of making the questionnaire available, 15 students answered. For data analysis, the appropriate statistics and absolute and percentage frequencies were calculated. The study was approved by the Ethics and Research Committee - Opinion No. 3,671,594. Results: The main emotions expressed by school adolescents in the face of Pandemic were tiredness (63.6%), sadness (45.5%), longing for school and friends (45.5%), lack of face-to-face classes (18.2 %), indifference (27.3%) and depression (9.1%). Positive emotions such as joy (27.3%) were also identified. Everyone reports that they had infected relatives, friends, neighbors or acquaintances and 36.4% knew someone who died. The data showed that all adolescents are connected to a virtual network and point out as emotional management strategies implemented by themselves: music (63.6%), social networks (54.5%), chatting with friends (45.5%), games / games (36.4%), church and dating (27.3%), sports, school, films and series (9.1%). Conclusions: School adolescents are experiencing emotional disorders as a result of the pandemic and have implemented emotional management strategies on their own.

Author Biographies

Aline Dias Gomes, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Enfermeira, Mestranda do Curso de Mestrado Profissional em Ensino na Saúde-MPES-UFF

Claudia Mara de Melo Tavares, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Enfermeira; Doutora em Enfermagem; Professora Titular da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal Fluminense.

José Carlos Carvalho, Escola de Enfermagem do Porto

Enfermeiro; Doutor em Ciências da Enfermagem; Mestre em Ciências da Saúde Mental; Professor Associado - Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto

Maryana Tavares e Souza, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Graduanda em Relações Internacionais; Aluna de Iniciação Científica UFF

Marilei de Melo Tavares e Souza, Universidade de Vassouras

Psicóloga; Doutora em Ciências; Professora da Universidade de Vassouras.

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Published

20/03/2021

How to Cite

GOMES, A. D.; TAVARES, C. M. de M.; CARVALHO, J. C.; SOUZA, M. T. e .; SOUZA, M. de M. T. e . Emotions manifested by school adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 3, p. e47110313179, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i3.13179. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/13179. Acesso em: 14 apr. 2021.

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Health Sciences