Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1939

Article in Press

Well-being and Academic Workload: Perceptions of Science and Technology Students

Karma Yangdon, Kezang Sherab, Pema Choezom, Sangay Passang and Sonam Deki

  •  Received: 09 September 2021
  •  Accepted: 15 November 2021
University students need to find a balance between their physical, mental, social, and emotional state to do well in their academics. Student well-being should be one of the top priorities for any academic institute. The present study employed a sequential mixed methods approach to provide insights into student perceptions of well-being and academic workload. An online survey (n = 385) was conducted in the first phase followed by collection of qualitative data through course assignments (n = 119) in the second phase for in-depth information. The findings showed that the students are not satisfied with college life particularly in terms of academic workload and basic facilities and services. Further, the results demonstrate that students have issue coping with negative emotions which is likely to impact their overall well-being and health. Therefore, is crucial that the college implement strategic interventions to address these issues.

Keywords: College student, Well-being, Academic workload, Social life, Basic services, Personality