This research is conducted to know Malaysian university student’s mental health status and their quality of life during this COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, 2021. This study aims to associate sociodemographic background, paranoia level and resilience level with quality life. Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals whereas paranoia is the thought process that causes irrational suspicion or mistrust, and resilient is the ability of an individual able to adapt in faced the trouble.
The study was carried in the form of questionnaire that consisted of items on sociodemographic information, paranoia and resilience level and quality of life status. Sample population of 653 respondents were collected from both private and public universities. Data were later analyzed in frequencies and percentages, Chi-square test and as well as binary logistic regression (BLR).
We found that the relation between QOL with resilience and paranoia. Normal (AOR 2.55) and high resilience (AOR = 2.75) people showing have higher quality of life while people with severe Paranoia (AOR 0.538) were less likely to have good Quality of life than those who reported with moderate paranoia. The most significant result indicates that high levels of resilience was associated with good QoL while student with moderate to severe paranoia will have low QoL.
As a result, university students from different sociodemographic background with high resilience and low paranoia level will have good quality of life. This study recommends future study to consider and investigate external factors that could affect this study’s outcome.