A Qualitative Study of Psychological Challenges towards Movement Control Order among Stranded University Students

Authors

  • Suzana Yusof 1 Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysi
  • Nurul Amirah Mohd Bakr Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysi
  • Umi Syafiqah Che Wahab 1 Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Angga Wilandika Medical-Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Bandung, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3078

Keywords:

Movement Control Order (MCO); psychological challenges; stranded; university students

Abstract

The stranded students were vulnerable to developing psychological problems as they were separated from their families and lived alone. This research aimed to explore the psychological challenges experienced by stranded university students and support that assists those dealing with the challenges during MCO. This qualitative phenomenology study was conducted using in-depth and focus group interviews via online meetings. A total of 12 stranded university students were selected. Three themes emerged from the analyses: psychological challenges, hoping for better management in disaster conditions, and financial and emotional supports are survival during stranded in MCO situations.

Keywords: Movement Control Order (MCO); psychological challenges; stranded; university students

 

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.v6i18.3078

Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Yusof, S. ., Mohd Bakr, N. A. ., Che Wahab, U. S. ., & Wilandika, A. . (2021). A Qualitative Study of Psychological Challenges towards Movement Control Order among Stranded University Students. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(18), 57-62. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3078