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Ini adalah Nawala IAES dari Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science. Hari ini kami ingin berbagi wawasan yang bertemakan kesehatan mental. Anxiety dan depresi di kalangan mahasiswa dilaporkan meningkat selama wabah COVID-19. Prihadi dkk. menemukan bahwa prediktor utama kecemasan di antara para mahasiswa adalah fear of missing out atau biasa disebut FOMO, sedangkan masalah sosial adalah pelindung terkuat dari depresi. Implikasi, batasan, dan saran dibahas lengkap dalam penelitian mereka di bawah ini:
Anxiety and depression among university students were reported to be increased during the outbreak of CoVid-19. Various studies indicated that the phenomenon was triggered by the sudden enforcement of the studying-from-home (SFH) policy. Accordingly, we hypothesized that the students’ online learning efficacy (OLE) predicted the upsurge of the two mental health issues. However, SFH also elevated the students’ inclination towards social media (SM), and it brought further changes in some socio-psychological factors. We recruited 435 university students to respond to demographic items and the scales to measure factors such as perceived social support (PSS), societal mattering, and fear of missing out (FOMO) to test the hypothesis that OLE would no longer be a significant predictor of anxiety and depression when all the aforementioned variables are controlled for. The results of the hierarchical regression analyses supported our hypothesis on anxiety, while in predicting depression, OLE was still significant after controlling for the rest of the predictors. Societal mattering was the strongest protective factor against depression, whereas FOMO was the strongest risk factor of anxiety. Implications, limitations, and suggestions are discussed.Anxiety and depression among university students during the lockdown: their protective and risk factors
Kususanto Ditto Prihadi, Sheng Yee Wan, Valerie Yen Yee Lee, Hairul Nizam Ismail
Tak hanya tentang FOMO, ternyata selama wabah COVID-19 penutupan universitas dan pergeseran ke pembelajaran jarak jauh telah memberikan dampak yang signifikan terhadap perilaku dan kesejahteraan psikologis mahasiswa. El Kailani dkk. melakukan penelitian tentang perubahan kebiasaan dan psikologis mahasiswa setelah lockdown di masa pandemi COVID-19. Hasil dari penelitian tersebut dapat dibaca pada artikel berikut:
With the coronavirus’s rapid spread, most countries have taken preventive measures to limit this spread. Therefore, this paper aims to explore university students’ behavioral and psychological variables. To achieve this, the researchers used the descriptive survey approach to the 3,152 Jordanian university students (2,194 female and 1,058 male). We put the Generalized Anxiety Disorder screener GAD-7 and behavioral variables an electronic questionnaire using (Google Forms). To achieve the study’s objectives, we used: means, standard deviations, frequencies, percentages, Pearson correlation coefficient, and Chi-square tests with a confidence level of 95% (p<0.05). The study results revealed that (66.34%) don’t do regular physical activity, and there were statistically significant differences between males and females in the practice of physical activities in favor of males. In addition, (64.47%) of the study sample spent (5-10) hours, and (26.6%) spent more than (10) hours on social networking sites. Also, (40.03%) of the study sample suffers from fat accumulation in the waist, pelvis, and thighs. There were also (60.32%) who suffered from sleep disorders. In addition, there are overlapping relationships between the study variables (anxiety level, sleep duration, time spent on social networks, physical activities, and body shape).Behavioral and psychological diagnosis for universities students after the corona pandemic closures
Ghazi El Kailani, Osama Abdel Fattah, Ayed A. Zureigat, Omar A’mir
Beberapa artikel di atas merupakan bagian kecil dari penelitian mengenai kesehatan mental pada mahasiswa. Untuk mendapatkan informasi lebih lanjut, pembaca dapat mengunjungi laman International Journal of Public Health Science (IJPHS) secara GRATIS melalui tautan berikut: https://ijphs.iaescore.com/.
Redaksi: I. Busthomi
Editor: A. I. Bunga