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    Impact of Financial Stress, Parental Expectation and Test Anxiety on Role of Suicidal Ideation: A Cross-Sectional Study among Pre-Medical Students

    Mehdi Hassan1, Shuanghu Fang1,*, Muhammad Rizwan2, Asma Seemi Malik3, Iqra Mushtaque4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 1-9, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.043096
    Abstract This study examined the effects of financial stress, parental expectation and test anxiety on suicidal ideation in pre-medical students. For this purpose, a cross-sectional research design was used, and data were collected through a non-probability sampling technique. The sample consisted of 425 pre-medical students. Our results indicate a strong and positive association between parental expectation and suicidal ideation (β = 0.272; t = 3.573; p < 0.000). Likewise, entrance test exam anxiety has a positive association with suicidal ideation among pre-medical students (β = 0.394; t = 3.933; p < 0.000). Lastly, there is a significant and positive association between… More >

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    Associations of Domain and Pattern of Sedentary Behaviors with Symptoms of Mental Disorders in Saudi Adults: ‘The Sedentary Behavior Paradox’

    Abdullah B. Alansare*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 11-20, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.044656
    Abstract Emerging evidence suggests the existence of ‘paradoxical’ relationships between domain-specific sedentary behavior (SB) and health outcomes. This study assessed the associations of total and domain-specific SB, by pattern, with symptoms of mental disorders in Saudi adults. Participants (n = 554) completed a web-based survey between January 18th, 2023 and February 5th, 2023. Total SB was measured by using the Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire. Total SB was then partitioned into leisure, occupational, and commuting SB during weekdays and on weekend days. Symptoms of mental disorders including symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress were evaluated by using the DASS-21 questionnaire. Adjusted linear regressions… More >

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    Do Public Health Events Promote the Prevalence of Adjustment Disorder in College Students? An Example from the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rong Fu*, Luze Xie
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 21-30, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.041730
    Abstract COVID-19, as one of the most serious sudden public health problems in this century, is a serious threat to people’s mental health. College students, as a vulnerable group, are more likely to develop mental health problems. When the body is unable to adapt to new changes in the environment, the main mental health problem that arises is adjustment disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and influencing factors of adjustment disorder among college students during the COVID-19 outbreak in China. Cross-sectional data collected by web-based questionnaires were obtained through convenience sampling and snowball sampling between March… More >

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    The Relationship between Father-Love Absence and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Based on Nock’s Integrated Theoretical Model of NSSI

    Yuhan Zhou1,2,#, Xiaojun Li3,#, Yanhui Xiang1,2,4,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 31-38, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.043167
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Mental Health and Social Development)
    Abstract Fathers play an important role in children’s development throughout their lives, and Father-Love Absence (FLA) leads to more behavioral problems, including Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). However, there has been no research on the relationship between FLA and NSSI and its influencing mechanism. This study is based on Nock’s integrated theoretical model of NSSI, aiming to explore the influence of FLA on NSSI and further investigate the mechanism of Subjective Vitality (SV) and Forgiveness (FORG). This study recruited 1795 adolescents in central China to complete four scales, including Father-Love Absence Scale (FLAS), The Subjective Vitality Scale (SVS), The Tendency to Forgive Scale… More >

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    Psychological Anxiety Intervention for Young Audiences: Effectiveness Evaluation of Art Museums

    Jingjing Zhou1, Yungneng Lin2,*, Tingting Huang1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 39-49, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.045203
    Abstract The mental health of young people, a significant public health concern worldwide, has deteriorated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the subsiding of the epidemic, the issue remains unresolved in the post-pandemic era, specifically in China. In response, numerous art museums have stepped up to provide long-term therapeutic experiences and comprehensive mental health support. While these institutions offer a variety of services and programs aimed at enhancing the psychological well-being of their visitors, a standardized method for assessing their impact is lacking. This study, therefore, employed the Generic Wellbeing Questionnaire (GWQ) as a tool to evaluate the decrease in psychological anxiety… More >

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    The Social Networking Addiction Scale: Translation and Validation Study among Chinese College Students

    Siyuan Bi1, Junfeng Yuan1,2, Lin Luo1,2,3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 51-60, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.041614
    Abstract Purpose: The core component theory of addiction behavior provides a multidimensional theoretical model for measuring social networking addiction. Based on this theoretical model, the Social Networking Addiction Scale (SNAS) was developed. The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the SNAS (SNAS-C). Methods: This study used a sample of 3383 Chinese university students to conduct confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to explore the structural validity of the SNAS-C. This study examined the Pearson correlations between the six subscales of the SNAS-C (i.e., salience, mood modification, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, conflict, and relapse) and “social… More >

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    Reliability and Validity of Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale among Chinese Civil Servants

    Shulan Lei1,2, Shujuan Wang1, Zhuohong Zhu1,2, Min Lu1,2, Xinying Li1,2, Yiming Shen3, Jing Chen1,2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 61-67, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.045478
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Social Stress, Adversity, and Mental Health in Transitional China)
    Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the reliability and validity of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) among Chinese civil servants, thus establishing a useful tool for assessing the mental health of individuals in this occupation. The WEMWBS, Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) were administered to a sample of 2,624 civil servants (42.860 ± 9.690 years) in a city located within Shandong Province, China. The findings revealed significant differences between groups with high and low scores on each item of the WEMWBS (t = 48.127–78.308, all p < 0.01). The item-total… More >

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    Internet Use and Mental Health among Older Adults in China: Beneficial for Those Who Lack of Intergenerational Emotional Support or Suffering from Chronic Diseases?

    Yuxin Wang1,2,*, Jia Shi1,2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 69-80, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.044641
    Abstract In the 21st century, the rapid growth of the Internet has presented a significant avenue for China to respond actively to the aging population and promote the “Healthy China” strategy in an orderly manner. This study uses panel data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) to empirically investigate the influence of Internet use on the mental health of older adults, particularly those who lack intergenerational emotional support and suffer from chronic diseases. This study employs a multi-period difference-in-differences (DID) method and a two-stage instrumental variable approach to address the endogenous problem. Results show that Internet use has… More >

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    Retraction: Psychological Support for Public-Funded Normal Students Engaged in Teaching Profession

    Shize Zhi1,2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 81-81, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049077
    Abstract This article has no abstract. More >

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