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    The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Soldier: A Systematic Review

    Wencen Lan, Bin Wang*, Gai Li, Jianming Liu
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.052309
    Abstract The objective of this systematic review is to examine the effectiveness of psychotherapy in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military personnel. PubMed, Web of Science, The Cochrane Library, EBSCO and CNKI databases were searched from 1 January, 2000 to November 2022 for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) on psychotherapeutic interventions for military PTSD. The physical Therapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale was used to evaluate the quality of the literature. Two researchers conducted literature screening, data extraction, and risk bias assessment in accordance with inclusion and exclusion criteria. Ultimately, 49 RCTs were included, involving a total… More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Influence of Preschool Teachers’ Social Skills on Job Burnout: A Moderated Mediation Model

    Yuanqing He*, Xinyue Yu, Yu Xia, Yanhua Cao
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.051909
    Abstract Background: Teacher burnout is a serious issue in the field of education, particularly in early childhood education, where teachers face high levels of work stress and emotional labor, leading to emotional exhaustion and job burnout. However, past research has not sufficiently explored the mechanisms of social skills, empathy, and mindfulness in mitigating teacher burnout. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the relationship between preschool teachers’ social skills, empathy, and mindfulness with job burnout, in order to provide theoretical basis and practical guidance for reducing teacher burnout. Methods: This research utilized a convenience sampling approach to… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Association between Mental Health Literacy and Workplace Well-Being of Chinese Grassroots Civil Servants: The Chain Mediating Effects of Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy and Resilience

    Yi Tang1, Yajun Zhao2, Zihan Jin3, Shengnan Wu1,*, Zhijun Zhang4, Ju Zhou1, Ling Zhou5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050822
    Abstract This study aimed to investigate the relationship between mental health literacy (MHL) and workplace well-being (WWB) of Chinese grassroots civil servants, with regulatory emotional self-efficacy (RESE) and resilience as mediating variables. A questionnaire survey was conducted among Chinese grassroots civil servants, with a valid sample size of 2673 after excluding missing values and conducting relevant data processing. The PROCESS was used to examine the relationship between MHL, RESE, resilience, and WWB. The study found that MHL among grassroots civil servants was positively and significantly correlated with WWB (r = 0.73, p < 0.01). RESE partially mediated… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Mediating Effect of Mindfulness, Self-Esteem and Psychological Resilience in the Relation between Childhood Maltreatment and Life Satisfaction

    He Zhong1,*, Yaping Zhou2, Chenwei Liu3, Yintao Cao2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049408
    Abstract Childhood maltreatment, as a typical early adverse environment, is known to have a negative impact on one’s life satisfaction. Mindfulness, on the other hand, may serve as a protective factor. This study explored the mediating role of mindfulness and its related variables–positive thoughts, psychological resilience and self-esteem. In order to testify the mechanism, we administered Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) to a non-clinical sample of Chinese university students (N = 1021). The results indicated that positive thoughts More >

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    REVIEW

    The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review

    Qiqi Feng1, Zhijian Huang2, Yanqiu Wang1, Bin Wang1,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049010
    Abstract Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are emerging non-pharmacological treatments for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). In this systematic review, the authors aimed to evaluate the potential efficacy of MBIs to provide recommendations for treating patients with mTBI. We searched of the English literature on MBIs for patients with mTBI as of 01 September, 2023, using the PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO, and Scopus databases. One author performed data extraction and quality scoring of the included literature according to the proposed protocol, and another conducted the review. The review was not registered. A total of 11 studies met… More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Association between Fear of COVID-19, Obsession with COVID-19, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Korean Emergency Rescue Firefighters: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Yun-Jung Choi1, Heewon Song2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050824
    Abstract During the rapid spread of COVID-19, first responders are at risk of being exposed to COVID-19 due to their role in providing first aid and responding to an unspecified number of people. This uncertainty can have adverse mental health effects, such as increased anxiety and fear. This study aimed to investigate the degree of association between fear of COVID-19, obsession with COVID-19, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in emergency rescue firefighters. The participants were 150 emergency rescue firefighters working in Region S, Korea. They filled out self-report questionnaires: The data obtained through the Fear of… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Citizens’ Mental Health Issues and Psychological Trauma Experience due to a Crowd-Crush Disaster in Korea

    Yun-Jung Choi1,#,*, Jae-Won Kwak2,#, Hae-In Namgung3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050458
    Abstract This study evaluated the state of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, general mental health, and mental well-being among citizens after a crowd-crush disaster in Korea. Individuals who experienced the crowd crush had significantly higher anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) scores than those who did not (p < 0.001). Additionally, people who avoided the disaster area had significantly higher depression and PTSD scores than those who did not avoid the area (p < 0.001). Those who directly witnessed the Seoul Halloween crowd crush had a significant difference in PTSD levels in either group than those More >

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    ARTICLE

    Scarcity and Mental Health—Multiple Mediators of Sleep Quality and Life Satisfaction

    Na Liu1, Yan Zhang2, Junxiu Wang3,4,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049334
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Social Stress, Adversity, and Mental Health in Transitional China)
    Abstract Background: In the current social environment, scarcity, as a universally present objective state, profoundly impacts individuals’ decision-making and health through the subjective feeling it induces, known as a “scarcity mindset.” Particularly, the feeling of scarcity related to money and sleep time is not only widespread but also directly linked to an individual’s mental health. Purpose: This study aims to delve into the relationship between the feeling of scarcity and mental health, with a specific focus on the relationship between the feeling of money scarcity or sleep time scarcity and mental health, as well as the… More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Effects of Accumulated Short Bouts of Mobile-Based Physical Activity Programs on Depression, Perceived Stress, and Negative Affectivity among College Students in South Korea: Quasi-Experimental Study

    Ye Hoon Lee1, Yonghyun Park2,3, Hyungsook Kim2,3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.051773
    Abstract Regular physical activity (PA) is known to enhance multifaceted health benefits, including both physical and mental health. However, traditional in-person physical activity programs have drawbacks, including time constraints for busy people. Although evidence suggests positive impacts on mental health through mobile-based physical activity, effects of accumulated short bouts of physical activity using mobile devices are unexplored. Thus, this study aims to investigate these effects, focusing on depression, perceived stress, and negative affectivity among South Korean college students. Forty-six healthy college students were divided into the accumulated group (n = 23, female = 47.8%) and control… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Exploring the Interplay between Job Stress, Work Performance, and Attitudes toward Professional Psychological Help among Employees

    Cong Minh Le1, Son Van Huynh2, Ky Luu2,*, Quynh-Nhi Ngoc Ho2, Van Thi Le Nguyen3, Vinh-Long Tran-Chi2,4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050961
    Abstract Background: This study explores the interplay between job stress, job-related factors, work performance, and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help among Vietnamese employees. Methods: A total of 374 employees in Vietnam were surveyed using random sampling and an online questionnaire from November 07 to November 28, 2023. Demographic data and self-reported from three scales: The New Job Stress Scale (NJSS), Work Performance (WP), and Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help (ATSPPH_SF) were collected. Results: Significant variations were found across several variables, including forms of work, operating hours, education levels, monthly income, numbers of daily working hours,… More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Influence of Vulnerable Narcissism on Social Anxiety among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Self-Concept Clarity and Self-Esteem

    Yuetan Wang1,2,*, Xianle Yan1,2, Lili Liu1,2, Xiran Lu1,2, Lan Luo1,2, Xiaobin Ding1,2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050445
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Social Stress, Adversity, and Mental Health in Transitional China)
    Abstract Social anxiety (SA) is a prevalent mental health issue among adolescents, and vulnerable narcissism (VN) can exacerbate this condition. This study aims to investigate the impact of vulnerable narcissism on social anxiety in adolescents, specifically focusing on the mediating effects of self-concept clarity (SCC) and self-esteem (SE) in the relationship between vulnerable narcissism and social anxiety. Through cluster sampling, a questionnaire survey was conducted among 982 students from three secondary schools in two provinces. The data was analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The results revealed that there was a significant negative correlation between vulnerable More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Relationship between Self-Esteem and Social Phobia among College Students: The Mediating Effect of Fear of Negative Evaluation and the Moderating Effect of Perfectionism

    Shuai Lv1,2, Zhaojun Chen2,3, Jian Mao4, Hui Wang2,5,*, Peibo Wu2, Yujuan Hai1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.048917
    Abstract Objectives: To explore the relationship between college students’ self-esteem (SE) and their social phobia (SP), as well as the mediating role of fear of negative evaluation (FNE) and the moderating effect of perfectionism. Methods: A convenience sampling survey was carried out for 1020 college students from Shandong Province of China, utilizing measures of college students’ self-esteem, fear of negative evaluation, perfectionism, and social phobia. Data analysis was performed using the SPSS PROCESS macro. Results: (1) college students’ self-esteem significantly and negatively predicts their social phobia (β = −0.31, t = −10.10, p < 0.001); (2) fear of More >

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    ARTICLE

    Effect of Father Absence on Gratitude and Forgiveness: The Mediating Role of Resilience

    Yanhui Xiang1,2,#, Rui Hu2,#, Hui Chen2, Xiaojun Li3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.028301
    Abstract Father absence has long been a popular issue in the research field of psychology due to its influence on adolescent well-being and development. Empirical studies have demonstrated the detrimental effects of father absence, for example, resulting in disruptions in prosocial qualities like gratitude and forgiveness. However, the mediating factor between them still remains unclear. Hence, this study aims to explore the mediating role of resilience in the influence of father absence on gratitude and forgiveness. 1951 participants completed the Revision of the Father Absence Questionnaire, the Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale, the Gratitude Questionnaire–6 and the Tendency More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Relationship between Friendship Quality and Loneliness of Primary School Students Based on Meta-Analysis and the Analysis of Intervention Measures

    Lizao Chen*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.027190
    Abstract The relationship between friendship quality and loneliness belongs to an important aspect of peer relationships and plays an important role in the individual growth of primary school students. Loneliness will seriously affect the mental health level of primary school students, and good friendship quality can effectively alleviate loneliness and promote the development of students’ mental health. Therefore, the relationship between friendship quality and loneliness of primary school students based on meta-analysis and the analysis of intervention measures are proposed. This paper discusses the relationship between the quality of friendship and loneliness of primary school students… More >