The Emotional Experiences of Indonesian PhD Students Studying in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10iS3.3202

Keywords:

COVID-19, emotional experience, Indonesia, students’ emotions, PhD students

Abstract

This narrative study aims to explore the emotional experiences of two Indonesian students pursuing a doctorate (PhD) degree in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on semi-structured interview data, we found that the prevalence of COVID-19 affected the participants’ emotions and behaviors. Both participants experienced different emotions and behaviors in facing various challenges during the pandemic. The study stresses the importance of independence, family support, social support, and university support that the participants needed to reduce their anxiety and stress due to some social restrictions during the outbreak of COVID-19, especially for those who are extrovert.

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Author Biographies

Supiani

Supiani (corresponding author) is an English language lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Islam Kalimantan MAB Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. His research areas include ESL/EFL writing, written corrective feedback, ELT methodology, and motivation in language learning. Email: supiani.uniska@gmail.com

Dina Rafidiyah

Dina Rafidiyah is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. She is interested in researching technology-enabled language instruction, vocational education, and language materials development. Email: dinarafidiyah@gmail.com

Yansyah

Yansyah is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. His research interests are in technology-enabled language learning, language materials development, English for specific purposes, and teacher professional development. Email: yansyah@umbjm.ac.id

Hafizhatu Nadia

Hafizhatu Nadia is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, South Borneo, Indonesia. Her research interests lie in ELT methodology, language materials development, and technology-enabled language learning. Email: hafizhatunadia@gmail.com

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2020-11-05

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Supiani, Rafidiyah, D., Yansyah, & Nadia, H. (2020). The Emotional Experiences of Indonesian PhD Students Studying in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of International Students, 10(S3), 108–125. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10iS3.3202