Vol 21 No 1 (2021)
Original articles

Lockdown, pandemic risk and students’ wellbeing at Professional Education Bachelor’s degree: reflections about the meaning of teaching action for human-centered approach in the time of Covid-19

Natascia Bobbo
Dipartiment of Phylosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology, University of Padova
Barbara Moretto
AULSS 5 - Polesana, Rovigo
Elena Tenconi
Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova
Published June 15, 2021
  • coronavirus pandemic, e-learning, training needs, internship, resilience


Introduction. The Sars-Cov-2 pandemic deeply destabilized the path of study and training of many students of health professions. Based on this evidence, an observational study was developed involving the students of the Professional Education degree course. The study aims to explore the quality of wellness perceived by the students and their resilience resources.

Methods. The study was developed according to a mix-method approach, both qualitative and quantitative: the former is linked to a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach whose objectives were to analyze the lived experiences perceived by these students during the lockdown, the latter to a nomothetic approach oriented to assess the wellness of these students by means of some standardized questionnaires.

Results. the analysis of the data highlighted an experience of anxiety arising from the perception of not being important to the world these students would like to be part of.

Discussion. The interpretation of the collected data stressed the need, mainly in this historical period, to focus the teachers’ intentionality on the building of the persons before of the professionals, because only well balanced identities can face the unprecedented challenges that health care setting can pose them.