Perception of Medical Health College Students Toward Mental Health
Keywords:mental health, medical students, cognition, affection, conation
Background: Mental health is a major that often gets bad perception. Bad perceptions of mental health
often occur in special populations (students). It is necessary to measure student perceptions to describe their
perceptions regarding mental health
Objective : To describe student perceptions (aspects of cognition, aspects of affection and aspects of
conation) about mental health.
Method: This study uses quantitative method with descriptive approach. The sample of this study are 100
college students of Public health major in UIN Alauddin, Makassar,
Result: In general, cognitive aspect of respondents is positive, as well as psychomotoric and affection
Conclusion : Students’ perceptions related to mental health after measurement tend to be good for all three
aspects (cognition, affection and conation) without one statement having the largest negative percentage.