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    The Interactive Effect of Proactive Personality and Career Exploration on Graduating Students’ Well-Being in School-to-Work Transition

    Wenxia Zhou1, Mengyi Li1, Lu Xin2,*, Jinqiang Zhu3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 41-54, 2018, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2018.010737
    Abstract Based on basic psychological needs theory of self-determination theory, this study investigates the interaction effect of proactive personality and career exploration on well-being for graduating students during school-to-work transition. Using a survey sample of 216 graduating students in China, we found that: 1) Proactive personality had a positive relationship with well-being. 2) Career decision-making self-efficacy mediated the relationship between proactive personality and well-being. 3) Career exploration negatively moderated the relationship between proactive personality and career decision-making selfefficacy. The relationship between proactive personality and career decisionmaking self-efficacy was stronger when career exploration was lower. 4) Career exploration also negatively moderated the… More >

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    Promoting Employees’ Affective Well-Being: Comparing the Impact of Career Success Criteria Clarity and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy

    Lu Xin1, Mengyi Li2,*, Fangcheng Tang1, Wenxia Zhou2, Xiaotong Zheng3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 55-65, 2018, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2018.010723
    Abstract Based on social cognitive career theory, this study examined career success criteria clarity and career decision-making self-efficacy as mediators in the relationship between career exploration and affective well-being. Data were collected from 475 emerging adults in their early career stages in China. The results showed that both career success criteria clarity and career decision-making self-efficacy mediated the relationship between career exploration and affective well-being. Career decision-making self-efficacy exhibited a stronger mediating effect on this relationship than career success criteria clarity. These findings reveal some important mechanisms underlying the role of career exploration in generating affective well-being and contribute to the… More >

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    Community Violence Exposure, Experiential Avoidance and Depression in Chinese Adolescents

    Tao Li1, Che Tong Nah2, Fei Feng3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 67-74, 2018, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2018.010839
    Abstract This study aimed to investigate the link between community violence exposure, experiential avoidance and depression among Chinese adolescents. A total of 468 middle school students from China completed the Survey of Children’s Exposure to Community Violence, Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-Second Edition (AAQ-II) and Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI). The results suggested that the depression was positively correlated with the level of community violence exposure and experiential avoidance, and community violence exposure was positively correlated with experiential avoidance. Mediation analysis revealed that experiential avoidance partially mediated the association between exposure to community violence and depression. These results suggest that educators and parents… More >

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