Psychological Impact and Social Support Received during COVID-19 among Nursing Students

Authors

  • Noraini Hashim Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia,
  • Nurul Laili Nor Ismail Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia,
  • Umi Namirah Anuar Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia,
  • Suryanto Suryanto School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3060

Keywords:

psychological impact, social support, nursing students, COVID-19

Abstract

Uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak impacts mental health mainly among university students. This research seeks to identify the psychological impact and social support received among nursing students in UiTM Puncak Alam during COVID-19. A cross-sectional study used Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21) and the Impact on Social and Family Support questionnaire among 114 nursing students. Students' anxiety (2.10 ± 1.20) was higher than depression (1.50 ± 0.73). However, participants reported receiving substantial social support, especially from family members (1.30±0.46). In conclusion, half of the participants showed the psychological impact; however, there was an increase in social support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Keywords: psychological impact; social support; nursing students; COVID-19

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. 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/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3060

Published

2021-12-12

How to Cite

Hashim, N. ., Nor Ismail, N. L. ., Anuar, U. N. ., & Suryanto, S. . (2021). Psychological Impact and Social Support Received during COVID-19 among Nursing Students . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(18), 147-154. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3060

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