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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(10); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.031004.

Covid-19 and Behavioural Changes in Students’ Learning Patterns and Efficiency


Jiang Yucheng, Jiao Bohan, Wang Nanzhi, Song Jiayi

Corresponding Author:
Jiang Yucheng

Rdfz Xishan School, Beijing, China


The COVID-19 epidemic, which was first identified in Wuhan, spread rapidly throughout China and caused many changes in students’ learning behaviors to an online-based method. This has caused students to have different behaviors while learning, which might help or harm their studying efficiency. Thus, this research is aimed to investigate this change in Chinese high school students’ studying behavior and their learning efficiency. Previous researches have revealed that the COVID-19 outbreak already brought mental and emotional stress to college students and young teenagers, which might cause their learning behaviors to change. However, as there were no researches that are based on a population of high school students, we aimed to fill this gap in previous research and examine the changes in high school students’ studying efficiencies. We used the method of survey and case study in our research. Our conclusion is that more than half of the students can hardly adapt to online learning, and their studying efficiency is harmed due to the lack of peer pressure and other factors. In certain cases, there are still students being benefited by online learning because of their extra time. Our findings might be used for school administrators to change their administrative strategies.


Covid-19, Learning patterns, Behavioural changes, Efficiency

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Jiang Yucheng, Jiao Bohan, Wang Nanzhi, Song Jiayi. Covid-19 and Behavioural Changes in Students’ Learning Patterns and Efficiency. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 10: 21-27. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.031004.


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