Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1928

Full Length Research Paper

Well-being and academic workload: Perceptions of Science and technology students

Karma Yangdon
  • Karma Yangdon
  • College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.
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Kezang Sherab
  • Kezang Sherab
  • Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.
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Pema Choezom
  • Pema Choezom
  • College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.
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Sangey Passang
  • Sangey Passang
  • College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.
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Sonam Deki
  • Sonam Deki
  • College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.
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  •  Received: 09 September 2021
  •  Accepted: 15 November 2021
  •  Published: 30 November 2021

Abstract

University students need to find a balance between their physical, mental, social, and emotional state to do well in their academics. Student’s 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 students’ 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 as well as basic facilities and services. Furthermore, the results demonstrate that students have issues coping with negative emotions, which is likely to impact their overall well-being and health. Therefore, it is crucial that the colleges implement strategic interventions to address these issues.

 

Keywords: College student, well-being, academic workload, social life, basic services, personality.