Mental health crises among foundation level students during Covid-19 pandemic: an analysis of influencing factor

Nurliyana Juhan and Che Haziqah Che Hussin and Mohd Azrul Abdul Rajak and Sitty Nur Syafa Bakri (2022) Mental health crises among foundation level students during Covid-19 pandemic: an analysis of influencing factor. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counselling, 7. pp. 447-457.

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Quarantine, isolation, and social distancing were essential for preventing the transmission of the virus and protecting people's physical fitness during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, they may have had lasting negative impacts, notably on mental health and well-being, especially on higher education students, as they are in a pivotal life-transition stage linked to increased mental health crises. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to assess the influential factors associated with mental health crises among foundation-level students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study involved 277 students from the foundation of science programme at the Preparatory Centre of Science and Technology, University of Malaysia Sabah. A questionnaire was originally constructed to analyse the factors impacting mental health crises. Overall results found that the range of the mean from the questionnaire was 4.56 to 4.80, indicating that depression, anxiety, stress, and eating disorders are undoubtedly the influencing factors of mental health crises among foundation-level students. The majority of students scored much higher on the items under the stress factor (4.73) compared to the other three factors, which suggests that most of the students suffered from stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is followed by depression (4.69), anxiety (4.64) and eating disorders (4.63). Thus, universities and lecturers play a crucial role in reducing stress, depression, and anxiety associated with academic commitments

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Mental health, COVID-19, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1-990 Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC31-1245 Internal medicine > RC321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > RC346-429 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system Including speech disorders > RC435-571 Psychiatry
Department: CENTRE > Preparation Centre for Science and Technology
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2024 09:54
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 09:54

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