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International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Computing(IJMSC)

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IJMSC Vol.8, No.4, Oct. 2022

Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of 'Psychological, Financial and Career Effect' Among Bangladeshi Undergraduate Students in the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

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Fee Faysal Ahmed, Tonmoy Adhikary, Tania Sultana, Sheikh Sadia Arny, Faria Tabassum Nishi, Partho Bosu, Samiran Mondal

Index Terms

COVID-19; risk factor; logistics regression; depression; anxiety; mood disorder; financial problem; career effect.

Abstract

Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic situation has deeply affected students' psychological, financial, and career problems. The objective of our study is to find out the prevalence and identify significant risk factors of psychological, financial and career effects among the students in the pandemic.

Methods: The cross-sectional survey was performed online via multiple social media sites such as Facebook, Email, WhatsApp, and the survey included 723 individuals. Chi-square analysis was performed to show the association between different selected factors and psychological, financial and career problems. Risk factors were obtained by logistics regression on the basis of p-value (p-value<0.05).

Findings: Our findings illustrate that 68.11% of students suffer from depression, 60.86% from anxiety, 61.98% from a mood disorder, and 63.23% from financial difficulties, such as being unable to afford the cost of education, working frustrated all the time, and losing interest in many things. Binary logistic regression demonstrated that student’s gender, feeling helpless, worried, lost interest, educational expenses, and opinion of solve the problems and  

problems for prolonging education system were the risk factors of career effects. On the other hand, student’s gender, marital status, feeling bad about yourself, symptoms of corona virus, feeling nervous, short term memory loss, mood change, communicating problem, lost interest, feeling helpless, continue of income, study interrupt, irritable mood were  associated factors of psychological problems. Family income status, feeling bad about yourself, lost interest, educational expenses, continue of income source, study interrupt, reason of study interrupt, were the factors associated with  financial problems.

Novelty: We have found many statistically significant risk factors of the psychological (depression, anxiety and mood disorder) as well as financial and career of the students in the pandemic situation, which have not been discussed in previous studies.

Cite This Paper

Fee Faysal Ahmed, Tonmoy Adhikary, Tania Sultana, Sheikh Sadia Arny, Faria Tabassum Nishi, Partho Bosu, Samiran Mondal, " Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of 'Psychological, Financial and Career Effect' Among Bangladeshi Undergraduate Students in the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation", International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Computing(IJMSC), Vol.8, No.4, pp. 15-29, 2022. DOI: 10.5815/ijmsc.2022.04.02

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