Mental Health and Academic Performance in the New Normal


Mental health is still relatively new concern, in recent years there has been a shift toward a more socially acceptable attitude toward discussing it. Concerns about college students’ mental health are the subject of an ever-expanding body of research, which is currently being conducted in increasing numbers. The purpose was to assess the mental health status and its impact on the academic performance of students in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) specifically in Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines for proper interventions to succeed in their studies. A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was used in the study and analytical sample used was purposive sampling which composed of 356 respondents. Data collected using the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). The result revealed that there is a significant relationship on the mental status and academic performance. The study concludes that mental health awareness is a necessity especially for the college students to succeed in their chosen career. According to the results of our research, there is a statistically substantial connection between a person's mental health and their academic performance, which was measured by their overall weighted grade point average. (GWA).

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Emilyn Manaligod Munar, University of La Salette, Philippines
Queenne Kimverlee C. Claro-Landingin, University of La Salette, Philippines
Gretchen C. Rosal, University of La Salette, Philippines

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Conference: ACP2023
Stream: Mental Health

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Munar E., Claro-Landingin Q., & Rosal G. (2023) Mental Health and Academic Performance in the New Normal ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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