THE EFFECT OF MENTAL HEALTH ON JOB PERFORMANCE

1Fadillah Ismail, Adibah Abdul Kadir , Siti Sarawati Johar, Adnan Ali Hassan al Hosaini, Siti Nurdini Mohd Pakari

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Abstract:

Mental health is becoming more common nowadays due to the needs of life. As universities in Malaysia are advancing towards becoming world-class research universities, academicians are now faced with more pressures, making them more exposed to mental health problem. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of mental health towards job performance. A total of 177 respondents, which are academician staff from Faculty of Technology Management and Business (FPTP), Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FPTV) and Centre for Language Studies (PPB) at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Parit Raja have participated in this study. Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) is used in this study to obtain the level, relationship as well as effect of mental health towards job performance. The collected data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 22. This study reveals that the level of mental health among academician staffs at FPTP, FPTV and PPB is low while the level of job performance among academician staffs at FPTP, FPTV and PPB is high. In addition, the study also finds a significant negative relationship between mental health, depression, anxiety and stress and job performance. Moreover, this study also indicates that there is an effect between mental health and job performance. As per suggestion, recommendation is also provided for university and academician staffs as well as to the future researcher where mental health concerns

Keywords:

mental health, job performance, academician, public university, depression

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 6
Pages6925-6943