Kesunyian dan Kesejahteraan Psikologi di Kalangan Pelajar Universiti di Malaysia (Loneliness and psychological well-being among university students in Malaysia)

Noradilah Md Nordin, Mansor Abu Talib


This study addresses the association between loneliness and psychological well being among university students in Malaysia. The study used a multistage cluster sample consisting of 1,467 students who came from five  Malaysian universities. Psychological well-being variables in this study were measured through the l2-item General Health Questionnaire scale (GHQ-12) by Golberg (1978). The loneliness variables were measured by using the 14-item Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale by Russell, Peplau and Culrona (1980). The cut-off point 5/6' for the GHQ-12 was used to determine the level of psychological well-being among the respondents. Correlation and one-way ANOVA analyses were also done. Generally, the main results showed that about 65.6% of university students in Malaysia indicated a good level of psychological well-being and about 34.4% of university students reported having some psychological problems. In addition, about 59.6%' of university students reported having a moderate level of loneliness. Based on the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale, a moderate level o/' loneliness means these students had a moderate level o/' satisfaction in interpersonal relationships. Other results of significant test were obtained. Implications of results are also discussed.

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