Mental health and well-being in the educational context

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Guest Editors

Prof. Shiyong Wu, South China Normal University, China Email:
Shiyong Wu is a professor at South China Normal University and used to be a visiting scholar at Monash University in Australia. He is interested in higher education and educational psychology. Currently, he is mainly devoted to graduate employability, personality, self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and occupational health psychology, especially for vulnerable populations, using quantitative and qualitative research methods. He has published a wide range of high-quality works and built high visibility in the international academic society. More information can be found at ORCID (

Co-guest editor 1
Name: Guangbao Fang
Title: Associate Professor
Guangbao Fang is currently a doctoral student at Monash University in Australia and will obtain his Ph.D. degree in July 2022. His research interests include teacher education, students’ development in vulnerable contexts, and quantitative methods. He has published some papers in high-quality and competitive journals. More information on A/P Fang’s work can be found at ORCID (

Co-guest editor 2
Name: Weidi Liu
Title: Ph.D.
Weidi Liu received his Ph.D. degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests center on childhood mental health and adolescent aggressive behaviors. He has published several research papers on SSCI journals such as Child Abuse & Neglect and Journal of School Violence and served as a reviewer for some journals. More information on Dr. Liu’s work can be found at ORCID (


Teachers play an essential role in training talents who can make a significant contribution to the community and society. There is increasing evidence that teachers’ occupational health and work well-being substantially impact students’ academic achievement. With the outbreak of the COVID-19, teachers and students are suffering high risks of anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, and other psychological symptoms. This problematic situation has increased teachers’ work insufficiency and students’ learning inability.

This issue focuses on mental health and well-being in educational settings, including teachers from different disciplines and students of diverse ages. We welcome various paper forms, including articles, reviews, reports, and commentaries, using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. 

The topics of interest for the special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teacher’s occupational health psychology
Psychological well-being of students
Educational policy decision difficulty
Educator’s emotional disorders
Interlink between teachers’ and students’ mental health
Behavioral disorders


stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, boredom, self-efficacy

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Methods Used to Reduce Bullying in Kindergarten from Teachers’ Perspectives

    Lina Bashatah, Duaa Al-fifi
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.025878
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Mental health and well-being in the educational context)
    Abstract This study identified the methods used by kindergarten teachers to reduce bullying among their students in and out of the classroom and examined differences based on the teachers’ years of experience and the number of courses on bullying they had taken. A descriptive survey using a questionnaire tool collected responses from 208 public kindergarten teachers in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The participants agreed with using such methods to reduce bullying among children as responding to parents’ reports and following up on the reasons for a child’s absence. They also agreed that bullying in the classroom could be reduced by… More >

  • Open Access


    Research on the Generation Path of Heuristic Teaching Language Based on Positive Psychology Theory

    Haiqiang Tu
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.4, pp. 485-504, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.026126
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Mental health and well-being in the educational context)
    Abstract As the essence of traditional Chinese educational thought, heuristic teaching has gradually enriched and developed its ideas through the continuous efforts of educational researchers of the past dynasties. In front-line teaching, heuristic teaching, as a teaching principle that can help teachers and students to interact and learn, undoubtedly plays an important role in students’ acquisition of knowledge and scientific thinking activities. But teachers’ understanding of heuristic teaching is not the same. In actual teaching, there are obvious gaps in language ability among different teachers. This research aims to enrich the heuristic teaching theory based on the perspective of psychology, and… More >

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