University, 45% of Italian students not very confident about future prospects – LiveUnict

Published the Chegg.org Global Student Survey, Italian students among those who studied the most during the lockdown, but are among the least confident about their future finances.

Only 45% of Italian students feel confident about their future finances, a very low figure that only Japan exceeds (31%). In China and Kenya, on the other hand, the highest figures, 84% of students say they are confident. Another singular fact of Italian students is the low propensity to debts or loans related to university studies, only 6% (a record shared with Russia).

The data emerges from opinion polls of nearly 17,000 university students (including 700 in Italy) between 18 and 21 years old in 21 countries around the world published today by Chegg.org. Italian students claim to have dedicated on average 27 hours a week under study during the anti-Covid 19 lockdown, a much higher figure than all the other countries surveyed, equal to Germany and Mexico.

Almost half of Italian university students (47%) say they have dedicated more time studying during the lockdown than before23%, on the other hand, declare that they have spent fewer hours on it. Also singular is the fact that only 25% of Italian students said that their mental health suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, the lowest figure among the 21 countries surveyed.

33% of students think ethnic minorities are well represented in their university and 9 out of 10 say their university stopped teaching face-to-face during the pandemic. the highest figure after Japan (96%) and Brazil (93%).

Italian students are on the same wavelength as their peers from the other 20 countries when it comes to online learning. The survey shows that 65% of all respondents say they would prefer their university to offer the option of more online teaching if that meant paying lower tuition fees. Across all 21 countries surveyed, the number of students who would prefer their university to offer the option of higher online teaching if it meant paying lower tuition is significantly higher than for students who do not want that option.

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