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Factors that Affect the Studies in COVID-19 Confinement on University Students

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This article aims to study the factors that affect college students due to confinement due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic has forced university students to study from home, without leaving it, with unfavorable elements and study conditions. Taking into account that it is a situation similar to teleworking, a measurement instrument similar to that used in teleworking adapted to home university studies, has been used to determine the most important factors that affect remote study, particularly ergonomic and psychosocial factors. The results conclude that the main result of the study is the dissatisfaction of the students of the virtual study, followed by the inadequate management of the schedules and the lack of adequate chairs. On the other hand, the least important factor is the visibility of the screen and the characters, since almost 98% of students have adequate equipment for their study.


  • Human factors
  • Mental workload
  • Factors that affect the studies

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Corrales, C., Atoche, W., Rojas, J. (2021). Factors that Affect the Studies in COVID-19 Confinement on University Students. In: Kalra, J., Lightner, N.J., Taiar, R. (eds) Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 263. Springer, Cham.

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