Family, spirituality, and mental health in higher education

Wahyuni, Esa Nur, Aziz, Rahmat and Mangestuti, Retno (2018) Family, spirituality, and mental health in higher education. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organizational Settings (ICP-HESOS 2018) - Improving Mental Health and Harmony in Global Community, Agustus 2018, Airlangga University.

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Family, spirituality and mental health have become important issues in education. The holistic education paradigm views these three variables play a part in determining student development and their academic achievement. Theoretically, family and spirituality affect mental health. Healthy mentality can develop into a functional and supportive family, and the mental health of individuals becomes disrupted when in distressed families. Spirituality also has a positive impact on mental health, especially when a person experiences life pressure. Students who have healthy spirituality will have strong mental resilience when they are in a family and a depressed environment. This study aims to empirically examine the influence of families on mental health with spirituality as a mediator. Total 382 respondents were involved in this study. The level of mental health is measured using a mental health scale, and spirituality is measured using a scale of daily spiritual experience. For family support measured by a family scale developed by Rindfleisch. Regression analysis results showed that family and spirituality have a significant influence on mental health. The results of the spirituality mediation test showed that spirituality mediated the influence of the family on students' mental health. Thus, this study points out that spirituality is an essential aspect of maintaining the mental health of students. Mentally healthy students have the opportunity for academic and developmental success.

Item Type: Conference (Other)
Keywords: family functioning; spirituality; mental health; higher education
Subjects: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Divisions: Graduate Schools > Magister Programme > Graduate School of Teacher Education for Islamic Primary Schools
Depositing User: DR ESA NUR WAHYUNI
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 10:43


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