Vol 1 No 1 (2021): Proceding of Inter-Islamic University Conference on Psychology

Student Health Literacy During the Covid-19 Pandemic College Student Health Literacy During The Covid-19 Pandemic
Literasi Kesehatan Mahasiswa Selama Pandemi Covid-19 College Student Health Literacy During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Eternity Chitra Adelweis
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia
Afiffa Halila Nurchayati
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia
Lusi Nuryanti
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia
Published February 19, 2021
  • COVID-19,
  • Health Literacy,
  • Information Media,
  • Information Seeking Behavior


The condition of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so people have started looking for information about COVID-19, including students. Students seek information about the pandemic from various media and the information they are looking for is varied. The purpose of this study was to investigate how student health literacy search behavior, especially regarding the media most widely used to search for pandemic information and the type of information that students are looking for. The research method is descriptive quantitative analysis by providing a scale in the form of an online survey using Google Form. This study also uses the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS). Research respondents were 534 students of the Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta (UMS) who came from eleven faculties. Based on data from respondents, the three most widely used media to find information are television, social media, and internet browsing. Meanwhile, what is less widely used are journals, information from other people, news, and seminars. The topics most sought after by students were information on the development of the COVID-19 case, how to prevent it and the characteristics of being infected with COVID-19, areas of spread, and search for the COVID-19 vaccine. The results of this study can be used as a basis for designing effective COVID-19 pandemic education, especially for students.


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