Mental Health Of High School Students In The New Normal Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Liza Garcia , Jana Gloria Almerino , Jonathan O. Etcuban , Joseph Emmanuel Gador , Reylan Capuno , Gengen Padillo , Joseph Pepito


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a critical effect on students' mental health. This study determined the mental health conditions of the high school students of Bantayan National High School, Cebu, Philippines, during the new normal education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It employed a descriptive correlation design using survey questionnaires to 2,759 high school students who were chosen randomly. The collected data were treated using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that most of the high school students are within the appropriate high school age and are primarily females; they have combined monthly income classification as poor and low-income families. Also, the findings revealed that the students are generally sometimes mentally well as they are sometimes anxious and stressed. Students’ well-being was significantly yet negatively associated with their anxiety and stress. In conclusion, the current condition of the student's mental health is sometimes well but improved due to their coping mechanisms. Parents' and teachers' follow-up on their well-being and adoption of the proposed mental health program are recommended.

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