Mental Health and Well-being of Students in the Context of Remote Training of Future Translators and Interpreters
Keywords:students, translation and interpreting, remote training, psychosocial aspects, motivation, social isolation, competencies
The study presents the results of current research in the field of mental health and well-being of university students in Europe and in Slovakia during the ongoing pandemic situation and the transition to the remote form of learning. In particular, it deals with the psychosocial aspects of remote training of future translators and interpreters. The paper brings the results of quantitative and qualitative analysis of selected factors of distance learning of translation and interpreting students, which affect the course and the outcomes of education, but also the overall quality of students’ life. The analyses show that the most important aspects within this context include motivation, social isolation, time management and the opportunities for mental hygiene. The study also stresses the importance of developing students’ personal and interpersonal competence as a suitable method for improving mental health and well-being of future translators and interpreters.