The Determinants of Mental Health State among University Students in Malaysia

  • Nor Azilah Husin
  • Mimi Atirah Mohamad Jazman Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
  • Batrisyia Tihani Hamdan Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
  • Noor Syafiah Norrashid Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: Mental health, University students, Stress, Financial issues, Lifestyle, Family issues

Abstract

Cases of mental health issues among university students have been increasing. Study shows that various factors affect students’ mental health that leads to various mental health problems. This research focuses on determining the relationship between stress, financial issues, lifestyle, and family issues towards mental health state among university students. This study conducts a questionnaire survey and collects primary data from university students from all over the states in Malaysia. Simple random sampling has been utilised and data from 157 respondents are analysed by using SPSS 20.0 software. The result of the study indicates that both lifestyle and family issues influence the most towards mental health state among university students. Therefore, choosing a healthy lifestyle and managing family roles are crucial in determining the psychological well-being of students. Stakeholders comprising students’ counsellors, and Student Affairs Department may consider the findings of this additional empirical data to better manage student issues in the universities.

Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Husin, N. A., Mohamad Jazman, M. A., Hamdan, B. T., & Norrashid, N. S. (2022). The Determinants of Mental Health State among University Students in Malaysia. Selangor Business Review, 7(1), 30-43. Retrieved from https://sbr.journals.unisel.edu.my/ojs/index.php/sbr/article/view/71
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