The Prevalence of Psychological Distress among Adolescents: An Initial Study of Adolescents’ Mental Health in Malang, Indonesia
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- Adolescents, gender, psychological distress.
. This study is aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk estimate of psychological distress among adolescents in Malang, Indonesia. Gender-related patterns were examined in this study. This study used the Hopkins Symptoms Check-List 25 (HSCL 25) to measure psychological distress (“case” score ≥1.75), and a demographic questionnaire recorded age and gender of the participants. The study only ranged the City of Malang where nine high-schools were randomly selected to participate in this study, both private and public high-schools registered at the Department of Education in Malang. A total of 515 students between 14 – 19 years old had been participated. There is a significant difference in psychological distress level among male and female adolescents in the City of Malang (p<0.05). Female adolescents tend to score higher level of psychological distress compared to their male counterparts. There are 53.2% adolescents reported high-level of psychological distress. The prevalence of psychological distress among adolescents in the City of Malang is distressing. Also, female adolescents are at higher risk to experience high psychological distress level compared to the males.
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TY - CONF AU - Dian Caesaria Widyasari AU - M. Salis Yuniardi PY - 2019/03 DA - 2019/03 TI - The Prevalence of Psychological Distress among Adolescents: An Initial Study of Adolescents’ Mental Health in Malang, Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 386 EP - 389 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.92 DO - 10.2991/acpch-18.2019.92 ID - Widyasari2019/03 ER -