The Correlation Between Mental Health Literacy, Mental Well-Being, And Loneliness Among the Student at Chiang Mai University

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Natthaphansan Sriwichai
Waraporn Boonchiang
Pimchanok Kreausukon

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The purpose of this descriptive correlational research was to examine the correlation between the mental health literacy, mental well-being, and loneliness among the students at Chiang Mai University.  Participants were 387 bachelor’s degree students from every faculty in Chiang Mai University. Those were accidental sampling via QR code advertisement. Research Instrument included 1) Demography Questionnaire, 2) Mental Health Literacy Questionnaire (MHLq) 3) Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS), and 4) University of California, Los Angeles Loneliness Scale. The MHLq and WEMWBS were cross cultural translated with the instrument developer, linguist, and 5 mental health experts. All questionnaire was reliable with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (r11 =0.88 - 0.96). Descriptive Statistic and Pearson’s Correlation coefficient were used. An average age of participants was 20 years and 8 months old (SD= 1 year and 3 months). Most participant were female (70.8%), from the health science programs (42.6%). Mean score of mental health literacy was 113.05 (SD = 9.37), Mean score of mental well-being was 45.53 (SD =10.95), and Mean score of Loneliness was 42.42 (SD = 10.26). Mental health literacy, mental well-being, and loneliness were statistically significantly correlated. There was a significant positive correlation between mental health literacy and mental well-being at level of 0.01 (r = 0.345, p < .001). There was a significant negative correlation between mental health literacy and loneliness at level of 0.01 (r = -0.249, p < .001). There was a significant negative correlation between loneliness and mental well-being at level of 0.01 (r = -0.249, p < .001). The Division of Student Development can encourage the mental health including mental health literacy. Mental well-being Loneliness in college students

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Sriwichai, N., Boonchiang, W., & Kreausukon, P. (2021). The Correlation Between Mental Health Literacy, Mental Well-Being, And Loneliness Among the Student at Chiang Mai University. Journal of Human Sciences, 22(1), 143-161. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JHUMANS/article/view/242454
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