Development of Information System-Based Policy for COVID-19 affected Students in the Semi-Arid Area of Indonesia
Keywords:COVID-19, socioeconomic, student health, diet, exercise, structural equation modeling
This study aimed to provide an overview of the diet of students during the COVID-19 pandemic, socioeconomic
status, the physical activities undertook the practiced COVID-19 prevention behavior, and student health.
The sample size obtained was 253 participants, who were new students for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Structural equation modeling was used for statistical analysis. Students could access nutritious food, but it
was not followed by regular daily exercise. Students were also found to have good COVID-19 prevention
behavior, for example using masks, washing hands, and coughing and sneezing etiquette, but only 41% of
students had sufficient rest or sleep. Students have a good level of health, despite lacking physical activities.
COVID-19 preventive behavior and socioeconomic status indirectly had an impact on student health. The
right policies are necessary to improve student health.
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