The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Attention, Attitude and Awareness Indicators of Senior High School Students When Learning Chemistry


The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on students when learning chemistry because it affected their attention, attitude, and awareness. Therefore, this study aimed to determine students’ attention, attitude, and awareness when learning chemistry. This study used a non-experimental quantitative approach. Observation, interviews, questionnaires, and documentation were data collection techniques used in this study. A closed questionnaire was used and was compiled based on content validity and was tested for reliability. The data from the research showed that the student’s percentage for attention was 55.97%, attitude was 56.48%, and awareness was 54.85%. It was also found that factors that influenced students during the COVID-19 pandemic were level of intelligence, teacher’s creativity in teaching, and having certain methods of observation and learning have certain conditions. Good physical and health, and the teaching style of the teacher who did not provide examples of problems in solving them.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, chemistry, attention, attitude, awareness

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