INSTRUMENT TO DETERMINE ANXIETY AND STRESS DUE TO ICT AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Victor del Carmen Avendaño Porras
Universidad de Boyacá, firstname.lastname@example.org
Iris Alfonzo Albores
Centro Regional de Formación Docente e Investigación Educativa (Regional Teacher Training and Educational Research Center), email@example.com
The study proposes an instrument to determine the emotional state of high school students, originated by the confinement of the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective is to design a questionnaire to analyze the state of emotional health originated by the use of ICT of high school students, which will reflect the levels of stress and anxiety they show. For this purpose, the instrumental methodology was used, applying the validation of 10 experts, through a focus group composed of 5 psychologists and 5 physicians, from whom a value of .86, considering the instrument to have a good degree of validity. In addition, reliability was obtained through Cronbach’s Alpha, with a value of .84, so it is considered an instrument with excellent reliability. The questionnaire is composed of 69 items, 59 of which are structured by means of a 5-level Likert scale. With the design of this instrument, it will be possible to know the levels of stress and anxiety that the use of ICT causes in young high school students.
Keywords: Anxiety, stress, information and communication technologies, public health, high school education.