Overview of Fishing Activities as Therapy for University Students towards Mental Wellness


  • Rugayah Hashim Research & Innovation Division, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Puncak Alam Campus, Malaysia
  • Zaidi Mohd Aminuddin Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor
  • Mohamad Ghazali Masuri Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor
  • Siti Munira Yasin Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Sungai Buloh Campus, Selangor




mental wellness, fishing, therapy, quality of life


The reported increase in university students with mental health issues has resulted in the recommendation of recreational activity. Therefore, this paper provides overviews of previous studies and literature evidencing physical activities that have been effective in reducing stress levels regardless of age and gender. Fishing is the advocated activity as therapy for pre-identified students with mental health issues that have impeded their quality of life. By ensuring that there are proper, early interventions for the students, it is hoped that they will be able to handle their issues and lead a quality of life that befits the university graduate.

Keywords: mental wellness; fishing; therapy; quality of life

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2062

Author Biographies

Mohamad Ghazali Masuri, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor

Dr. Masuri is a senior lecturer at FSK, UCS.

Siti Munira Yasin, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Sungai Buloh Campus, Selangor

Dr. Yasin is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Sg. Buloh, Selangor. She is also the Director of the Center for Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellbeing (COShaW), Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Hashim, R., Aminuddin, Z. M., Masuri, M. G., & Yasin, S. M. (2020). Overview of Fishing Activities as Therapy for University Students towards Mental Wellness. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 197–201. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2062

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