A Closer Look on Health Risk Attitude and Its Relationship towards Stress-Related Behaviour among Youth

Siti Musliha Mohd Idris, Khairunnisa' Yussof, Noraznira Abd Razak
2021 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
COVID-19 outbreak has created tremendous implications for the entire world population. It has caused many to lose their jobs, precarious health, family problem, and many more. The stress resulting from this pandemic has disrupted the emotional well-being of individuals such as depression. The identification of youth behavior towards health risk such as depression is vital important as it need to be address to ensure our future human capital mentally equips with positive mental health that shall
more » ... lead to positive attitude and resilience in their future endeavour. The purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that may contribute towards the preventive behavior of stress-related behaviour namely depression among youth by adopting the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) theory. It is important to see the pattern of this behavioural element from risk perspective among future human capitals as it shall reflects on the productivity and competency of our future workforce in the years to come. This study applies analysis technique using SmartPLS 3.4 version involving 186 respondent among youth of 15-30 years old in Malaysia. This study partially adopted HAPA as main underlying framework to further explained the variables involved.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v11-i12/11713 fatcat:6baotd7ckvfavjtgncrrfzanti