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

Student Mental Health Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Study
Intervensi Kesehatan Mental Pada Pelajar Saat Pandemi COVID-19: Studi Literatur Sistematik

Purwanti Harini
Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia
Ayu Kurnia
Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia
Siti Yuanah
Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Veronika Sakti Kaloeti
Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Published February 15, 2021
  • Mental health,
  • Intervention,
  • Coping Strategy,
  • Students,
  • COVID-19


Students are reported to have encountered various challenges during the pandemic, including the boredom of learning from home and the demand for optimal learning outcomes which resulted in the high prevalence of mental health problems among students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on this, various studies have emerged regarding intervention programs to improve mental health in students. This study aims to conduct a systematic literature on the effectiveness of various interventions given in improving mental health in students. The method in this research is a systematic literature study. The literature study uses research articles from the 2020 range published in Scopus, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, Scimago, APA PsycNet and EBSCO. The characteristics of the articles reviewed were English articles, the study participants were high school and university students, experimental research design, and focused on interventions to improve mental health in students. The results of the 8 articles reviewed show that students who get the potential intervention can reduce mental health problems so that they can prevent anxiety to depression. There are various interventions used to improve the mental health of students during a pandemic including individual interventions in the form of coping strategies, digital-based interventions and educational environmental interventions. Mental health-based interventions can be an alternative to help students reduce mental health problems during a pandemic. Research on mental health-based interventions is needed at this time, especially by considering family support factors, ease of access, and factors within individuals, so that an integrated method of intervention is needed. Future research needs to dig deeper into the impact of long-term interventions and various mental health intervention methods on students.


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