Inner Strength And Psychological Well-Being Of Students In Malaysia And Indonesia During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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Nor Shafrin Ahmad , Nashyira Hamsan , Raras Sutatminigsih , Robert Sibarani & Iskandar Zulkarnain


Internal strength is to determine if one can trust themselves to make their own decisions and be responsible for their own actions.  While psychological well-being is related to how one feels satisfied with themselves, know they are in control of their life, and their goals to survive. The aim of this study were to examine the differences and relationships between inner strength and psychological well-being of students in Malaysia and Indonesia. A total of 407 students from each country were involved. For Malaysia, there were 162 boys and 245 girls  and for Indonesia a total of 186 boys and 221 girls were involved in this study. Questionnaires were distributed to school students ranging age from 13 to 18 year olds. Paired sample t-test and Pearson correlation used to analyze the difference and relationship of inner strength and psychological well-being. Findings showed no significant difference between inner strength and psychological well-being of students from Malaysia and Indonesia. Hence, it has a positive relationship between inner strength and psychological well-being among students in both countries during the Covid-19 pandemic. Being similarly in some aspects gives implications to educational institutions in both countries to foster inner strength in order to develop psychological well-being. 

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