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Exploring learners’ mental health profile: a study in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Lee, M. F. and Lai, C. S. (2017) Exploring learners’ mental health profile: a study in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. In: International Research and Innovation Summit (IRIS2017), 6-7 May 2017, Kings Green Hotel, Melaka.

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Mental health issue was a serious matter that was often neglected by people. This article will describe a study of the mental health profile among the learners of Malaysia Technical University (MTU) that focus on Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). A survey using DASS-21 inventory and self-developed questionnaire was used for this study to investigate learners’ mental health level in three elements and factors contribute towards mental health. A total number of 450 students from seven faculties in UTHM was strata randomly selected as sampel for this study. The relationships between factors of mental health and the elements of mental health was identified. Collected data was analysed using percentage, mean score, standard deviation and multiple linear regression. Findings showed that majority of students possess normal level but the percentage of severe and extremely severe level was increasing. The main factor highly significantly correlate to all the mental health elements was self-evaluation. Hence, it is highly recommended that mental health issue needs great attention and remedial action from higher learning institution, non-governmental organizations, parents, students themselves and other concerned bodies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB3401 School hygiene. School health services
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 01:13
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 01:13
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10395
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