THE EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS DURING COVID-19 ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN JORDAN
Students in higher education have had a terrible time as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. The purpose of this research is to find out what variables led to psychological stress during the COVID-19 pandemic among a group of health-related students at Jordan's Irbid National University. Irbid National University students completed an online survey. Data on demographics, academic and everyday challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as physical and mental health, were collected. A convenience sample approach was utilised to collect data from 237 respondents using a self-administered questionnaire in this study. Variance-based structural equation modelling was also used to test the suggested structural model (PLS-SEM). The study population had an 85.1 percent prevalence of increased psychological stress. Daily Life, Financial Issues, General Health, and Learning Experience have positive and significant effects on Psychological Stress, but Education Environment has a negative and substantial effect on Psychological Stress, according to the findings. Students in health-related disciplines are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a substantial detrimental influence on their mental health. It is necessary to make proactive initiatives to ensure students' mental health and well-being.
COVID-19, Irbid National University, PLS-SEM, Psychological Stress, Students.