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    Association between Active School Travel and Depressive Symptoms among 51,702 Adolescents in 26 Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Shuan Liu1, Sitong Chen2, Xiaohong Zhu3, Brendon Stubbs4, Qian Yu5, Mark D. Griffiths6, Can Jiao7, Aiguo Chen8, Md Mahbub Hossain9, Zsolt Demetrovics10,11, Albert S. Yeung12, Jinming Li5, Xingyu Zhang5, Liye Zou5,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 141-153, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016274
    Abstract Little is known about the role of active school travel (AST) on mental health among adolescents. Thus, this study aimed to explore the AST-depression association among adolescents aged 12–15 years from 26 low- and middleincome countries (LMICs). Data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey were analyzed in 51,702 adolescents [mean (SD) age 13.8 (1.0) years; 49.3% boys). Both depressive symptoms and AST were assessed by a single question self-reported measure, respectively. Participants who reported having 5 days or above were considered as AST. Multivariable logistic regression analysis (accounting for sampling weights) was performed while controlling for gender, age, physical… More >

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    Leisure Activities, Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Health Perception of Older Korean Adults

    Junhyoung Kim1,*, Kevin K. Byon2, Jaehyun Kim3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 155-166, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015232
    Abstract The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between types of leisure activities and happiness, life satisfaction, and health perception of older Korean adults during the COVID-19 era. Using snowballing and purposive sampling methods, 123 respondents participated in the study. The results show that participation in outdoor activities and home-based activities served as a strong predictor of happiness, life satisfaction, and health perceptions among older Korean adults. These findings suggest that engaging in outdoor activities and home-based activities is likely to increase the psychological and mental health of older Korean adults during the COVID-19 era. More >

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    How Challenge Stress Affects Mental Health among College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy

    Yan Zeng1,#, Shaoping Qiu2,#,*, Amin Alizadeh3, Tiefang Liu4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 167-175, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015937
    Abstract While a plethora of studies has been conducted to examine stress and its impact on mental health in western countries, research is scarce investigating the relationship between student challenge stress and health illness in the context of Chinese colleges. No studies examined the moderating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between challenge stress and health illness. This study attempted to investigate the relationships between these three variables among Chinese college students. Especially, this study focused on examining whether self-efficacy moderated the effect of perceived challenge stress on students’ mental health. Also, the differences were tested between male and female students… More >

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    Food Insecurity and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents Aged 12–15 Years from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Meng Wang*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 177-187, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016466
    Abstract Purpose: Little is known about the role of food insecurity (FIS) on depressive symptoms among adolescents. Thus, this study aimed to explore the association between FIS and depressive symptoms among adolescents aged 12–15 years from low- and middle-income countries across the world. Methods: Data from the Global school-based Student Health Survey were analyzed in 51,702 adolescents [mean (SD) age 13.8 (1.0) years; 49.3% girls). Self-reported measures assessed depressive symptoms during the past 12 months, and food insecurity. Participants reporting yes for depressive symptoms. FIS was categorized into five levels, including ‘never’, ‘rarely’, ‘sometimes’, ‘most of the time’ and ‘always’. Multivariable… More >

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    Effects of Stress, Depression, and Problem Drinking on Suicidal Ideation among Korean Workers

    Yun-Jung Choi1,#, Mi-ra Won2,#,*, Youn-Joo Um3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 189-199, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015095
    Abstract The mental health of workers is an important issue that affects not only individuals and their families but also workplaces and communities. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly evaluate and analyze workers’ mental health status, including levels of stress, depression, and addictive behaviors to apply these findings in creating mental health promotion programs. This study aims to provide basic data that would facilitate early intervention for workers’ mental health problems by analyzing factors such as stress, depression, and problem drinking that can affect suicidal ideation. From April 15 to October 25, 2019, a survey was conducted with 165 workers across… More >

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    Goal Self-Concordance Model: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going

    Peng Wan1, Ting Wen2,*, Yunfei Zhang3, Hong Gao1, Jigan Wang1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 201-219, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015759
    Abstract Goal self-concordance reflects self-generated personal goals aligning with people’s interests and core values in one’s implicit personality as organic components, which is measured by the “perceived locus of causality” PLOC. Pursuing and achieving self-concordant goals both predict diversified outcomes in need-satisfaction, mental and physical well-being, positive attitude and behavior, etc. Based on expounding and sorting out the concept and measurement about goal self-concordance, the author analyzes the differences among a series of goal self-concordance theories. This paper focuses on the latest research trends and summarizes five influencing aspects of goal self-concordance: mental health, cognition, emotion, personal will, and behavioral outcomes.… More >

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    Acceptability and Feasibility of YouthCHAT to Detect Psychosocial Problems in Young People with Congenital Heart Disease

    Hiran Thabrew1,*, Harshali Kumar1, Vanessa Garcia-Hoyos2, Felicity Goodyear-Smith3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 221-230, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015033
    Abstract Objective: Young people with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk of psychosocial issues, including anxiety and depression that can affect their medical care and quality of life. This open trial investigated the acceptability, feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of YouthCHAT, a tablet-based screener, designed to identify similar issues to a face to face psychosocial assessment, with young people who have CHD. Methods: YouthCHAT was administered to 44 such young people aged 15–25 years attending a specialist outpatient clinic at a New Zealand tertiary hospital. Key outcomes were (i) acceptability and (ii) feasibility of YouthCHAT, assessed via feedback from young… More >

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    Unpacking the Associations between Traumatic Events and Depression among Chinese Elderly: Two Dimensions of Aging Attitudes as Mediators and Moderators

    Chaoxin Jiang*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 231-242, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015253
    Abstract Traumatic events have been considered significant risk factors for older adults’ mental health, but the mediating mechanism and moderating effect of aging attitudes that underlie this relationship have yet been completely investigated. The attitudes of the elderly toward aging can be divided into two closely related but conceptually different dimensions, including positive and negative. Positive aging attitudes refer to optimistic feelings and experiences about aging, whereas negative attitudes toward aging are related to detrimental thoughts and sensations experienced about the increasing age. The purpose of this study is to explore the mediating and moderating roles of these two dimensions of… More >

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    Effect of Perceived Organizational Support on Fatigue of Chinese Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resilience as a Mediator

    Na Zhang1, Dingxin Xu2, Jingjing Li3,*, Zhenxing Gong4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 243-254, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015487
    Abstract As working for the nurse is believed to be one of the most stressful professions, nurses are particularly at risk of experiencing fatigue. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, fatigue among nurses may affect physical and mental health seriously, which is attracting increasing attention of researchers and clinical practitioners to find effective prevention measures to alleviate nurses’ fatigue. This study aims to investigate the mediational effect of resilience on the relationship between nurses’ perceived organizational support and fatigue. A total of 476 nurses from secondary and above hospitals in Hebei province, China during March and April in 2020, were investigated with… More >

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    Mental Health Impacts of Information and Communication Technology Usage in South Africa

    Akinboade Oludele Akinloye1,*, Obareng Baldwin Manoko2, Mmafani Serote2, Trevor Taft3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 255-276, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.011111
    Abstract This study examined mental health issues affecting the group of individuals who are in the social media contact list of the researchers. This was done by administering a closed structured questionnaire, covering information from participants’ demographic characteristics, duration of time spent on ICT usage, to their perceived health effects thereof. Male respondents, largely unemployed are active ICT users, addicted to the Internet, and also suffer from unspecified ailments. Aged 31–35 and above, half of men and all women participants spend more than 5 h per day. High-intensive ICT use is associated, in general, with concurrent symptoms of information overload, depression… More >

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    Muscle-Strengthening Exercise Links with Lower Odds for Depression in Adolescents

    Weijun Yu1,2, Jiangang Sun3, Ying Wu1,*, Si-Tong Chen4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 277-288, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016153
    Abstract Purpose: Physical activity is a well-recognized protective factor against depression in adolescents. As a component of physical activity, muscle strengthening exercise (MSE) is also viewed as a correlate associated with lower risks of depression in adults. However, little is known about the association in adolescents. This study aimed to explore the association between MSE and depression in a sample of Chinese adolescents. Method: A self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection including variables of MSE, depression (assessed by Children’s Depression Inventory) and selected sociodemographic factors (e.g., sex, grade, height and weight [for body mass index]). Generalized Linear Models was utilized… More >

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    Influence of Cultural Alienation on Happiness of Overseas Students: Mediating Role of Stress Relief and Regulating Role of Cultural Intelligence

    Xiaoxia Zhu1,2,*, Xu Guo2, Yishu Teng1,*, John Gershenson3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 289-302, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.013691
    Abstract When the global outbreak of new coronary pneumonia broke out in 2020, online public opinion events triggered by cultural differences among overseas students had come into the public view. To further explore the relationship between the cultural alienation of overseas students and their own happiness, this study takes visualization and analysis of positive, negative sentiment analysis of Weibo netizens’ comment data in the “Xu Kexin Incident” as the starting point, on the basis of introducing cultural alienation, stress relief methods, and cultural intelligence, combining gender and social ability, social relations and other individual attributes, designed a questionnaire to investigate 502… More >

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