Bibliotherapy as An Alternative to Reduce Student Anxiety During Covid-19 Pandemic: a Narrative Review
Abstract. Anxiety was a normal thing in life because anxiety is needed as a sign of a threat that threatens. If anxiety occurs continuously, irrationally, and the intensity increases, then anxiety can interfere with daily activities called anxiety disorders. During the current Covid19 pandemic, anxiety has also arisen in students which results in students being pressured to interfere with their daily activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reading can be used as a medium to help reduce student anxiety which is called bibliotherapy. This study aims to discuss bibliotherapy as an alternative to reduce student anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. This paper uses a literature study approach using content analysis. The findings of this study are that the anxiety faced by students during the Covid-19 pandemic is caused by psychological factors, physical factors, economic factors, environmental factors, and resource factors. Through bibliotherapy, it is hoped that it can reduce student anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic with five stages including identification, selection, presentation, reading, reading, and follow up.
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