COVID-19: Mental Health and Academic Performance Among University Students

Ross Azura, Zahit and Sheilla Lim, Omar Lim and Joanne Yi Ling, Li (2022) COVID-19: Mental Health and Academic Performance Among University Students. Trends in Undergraduate Research, 5 (1). e1-9. ISSN 2637-093X

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Different personality and mental health status may contribute differently to academic outcome. Hence, the main motivation of this study is to access the association of personality and mental health on academic performances in distance learning. This research applied a quantitative research method, using survey-based questionnaires, namely Ten Item Personality Inventory (TIPI) for personality traits and 12-Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) for mental health status. A total of 140 Undergraduates from all faculties in University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) were picked and demographic profile was analysed through the descriptive and correlational analysis using both Pearson and Spearman correlation tests. The results showed a significant relationship between mental health and the Undergraduate students’ academic performance in GPA. Specifically, the loss of confidence factor was the only mental health factor that demonstrated a significantly negative, but weak correlation with their GPA. The rest of the hypotheses were dismissed. Hence, according to the findings from this research, it can be concluded that the higher the score for mental health status, the higher the tendency for the students to experience negative mental illness. Consequently, affecting their academic performances.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COVID-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Well-being, academic performance, asynchronous learning, mental health.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Omar Lim
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2022 06:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 07:34

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