Analysis University Students’ Awareness in Leisure and Environmental Activities During Pandemic Covid-19
Keywords:Society Awareness; Leisure and Environmental Activities; Pandemic Covid-19; Healthy Lifestyle
The world is currently experiencing a deadly infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), called corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In facing this pandemic, society needs to adjust their life pattern to suit the new norms. Quality of life is an indicator that affects human well-being. Leisure and environmental activities which involves the individual's interaction with the environment, social setting and health could influence the development of excellent human capital. The use of leisure time that directly benefits the individual's achievement could assist individual to achieve emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Thus, the main objective of this study was to identify the awareness of university students in leisure activities and environmental activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. This mix method study was conducted through survey to 100 undergraduate students in one of the public universities and it is also supported by the findings from interviews to 9 students. The questionnaires involving frequency of involvement, involvement factors, perception of non-involvement and the impact of student involvement in leisure and environmental activities. For qualitative study, semi-structured interviews session was conducted. Through the findings of the study, it is found that exposure to the importance to perform leisure and environmental activities should not be underestimated. Therefore, all parties should work together to ensure positive, prosperous, holistic self-development which contribute to a quality life.