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ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 326) Last page : ( 331)
Online ISSN : 2231-5780.

Mental health and academic achievement among college students

Abdunnazar PT

Research Scholar, Department of Education and Training, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India, nasarvalapuram@gmail.com

Online published on 8 May, 2019.

Abstract

Mental health occupies a prominent place in the success of human being. The study explored the relationship between mental health and academic achievement among college students. The population of the study is under graduate students of Malappuram District, Kerala. The study conducted on a sample of 108 under graduate students which have been selected from arts and science subjects through a stratified random sampling. The tool used for assessing mental health of prospective teachers is Mental Health Questionnaire for College Students developed by the researcher. The tool is a four point scale having 20 questions from dimensions of Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Worries. Academic achievement of graduate students was assessed by their CGPA score. The statistical techniques used for analysing the data are mean, standard deviation, t-test and correlation. The study showed that there is positive and significant correlation between mental health and academic achievement among college students. It is also found that there is no significant difference in mental health and academic achievement among college students based on the stream of subjects. It is also found that there is significant difference in academic achievement and mental health based on gender.

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Keywords

Mental Health, Academic Achievement, Graduate Students.

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