Mental Health and Eating Disorder Experienced By Students Of Uitm Perlis During Covid-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively
affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers of dietary habits of the
human. This study examined the psychological level and dietary habit experienced by students of UiTM Perlis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measurement scale entitled Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21) developed by Lovibond and Lovibond was adopted in this study. A total of 150 samples were selected using the stratified sampling conducted among students of UiTM Perlis. Findings related to the level of mental health recorded a moderate level of psychological distress experienced by students in relation to depression, anxiety, and stress. Moreover, hypothesis failed to identify any significant differences for all the factors of mental health (depression, anxiety, stress) and dietary habits in terms of gender groups. These findings could facilitate sports units, athletes, academicians, and the university to identify students with mental health issues and assist them in
improving their mental health and lifestyle. Hopefully, future researcher could relate
this health issue with studies on other populations.
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