What is the Reason For Adolescents in Senior High School Depression?

Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2024     |     PP. 12-21      |     PDF (175 K)    |     Pub. Date: April 9, 2024
DOI: 10.54647/pmh330341    31 Downloads     11059 Views  


Linda Dwi Novial Fitri, PhD Student MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Atma Husada Psychiatric Hospital, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Mohamad Hussain Habil, Senior Lecturer, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Perjit Kaur Singh, Lecturer, Universiti Sains, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Mega Suryani Oktaviani, Muhammadiyah University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Background: COVID-19 or Corona Virus Disease is a new type of infectious disease that first occurred in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Furthermore, WHO (2020) stated that COVID-19 is a pandemic because it has a high risk of very severe disease and spreads rapidly throughout the world. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on life that causes psychological disorders and one of them is depression. Depression is a very serious mental illness that requires special treatment and can be experienced by all groups. Based on Riskesdas (2018), data can be obtained on the prevalence of mental-emotional disorders that show signs of depressive symptoms in adolescents over 15 years and over reaching 6.02% of the total population of Indonesia.
Objective: to find out whether there is a relationship between the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and depression in high school adolescents in Samarinda.
Method: quantitative research with correlation descriptive design. The research design used a cross-sectional design with a research sample of 153 respondents with a sampling technique, namely total sampling. The instrument used in this study was the DASS questionnaire.
Results: This study shows that the results of statistical tests using Pearson Product Moment obtained significant values of .001<0.05 and based on the r-value calculated > r table which is -647 > 0.159, it can be concluded that there is a significant relationship between the impact variable of the COVID-19 pandemic and depression variables in high school adolescents in Samarinda. They have a strong relationship strength with a negative relationship direction. This can be interpreted that the lower the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lower the incidence of depression in adolescents in Samarinda. With an average trust value of -740 to -528, it is believed to show a relationship between the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and depression in high school adolescents in Samarinda.
Conclusion: There is a strong link between the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and depression in high school adolescents in Samarinda.

reason, adolescents, senior high school, depression

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Linda Dwi Novial Fitri, Mohamad Hussain Habil, Perjit Kaur Singh, Mega Suryani Oktaviani, What is the Reason For Adolescents in Senior High School Depression? , SCIREA Journal of Health. Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 12-21. 10.54647/pmh330341


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