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    The Kazdin Method for Developing and Changing Behavior of Children and Adolescents

    Alan E. Kazdin*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 429-442, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.019135
    Abstract The Kazdin Method™ is a version of parent management training in which parents are trained to alter the behaviors of their children. The method draws on the principles and techniques of applied behavior analysis. The techniques focus on antecedents (what comes before the behavior), behavior (crafting the precise behaviors one wishes to develop), and consequences (usually praise to increase the likelihood that the desired behaviors will be performed again). The key focus is repeated practice in changing parent and child behaviors. The article traces the evolution of my use of parent training to treat severe aggressive and antisocial behavior among… More >

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    Rethink Left-Behind Experience: New Categories and Its Relationship with Aggression

    Chunyang Zhang1, Yijun Lin1, Yuyang Zhou2, Wei Xu1,3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 443-454, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.017229
    Abstract Left-behind experience refers to the experience of children staying behind in their hometown under the care of only one parent or their relatives while one or both of their parents leave to work in other places. College students with left-behind experience showed higher aggression levels. To further explore the relationship between left-behind experience and aggression, the current study categorized left-behind experience using latent class analysis and explored its relationship with aggression. One thousand twenty-eight Chinese college students with left-behind experience were recruited, and their aggression levels were assessed. The results showed that there were four categories of left-behind experience: “starting… More >

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    Mental Illness Education through Stories of Lived Experience: Validation Review of the DoNOHarm Framework

    Debra Rickwood1,*, Kerry Thomas1, Patricia M. Brown1, Heidi Prowse2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 455-469, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.017613
    Abstract The lived experience of people with mental illness is a powerful way to promote mental health literacy and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. However, there is little guidance on how to do this safely. Mental Illness Education ACT is an Australian organisation that since 1993 has supported volunteer educators to share their individual stories of lived experience to school and community groups. In 2011, they developed the DoNOHarm Framework to assist volunteers to be able to talk about their experiences in a way that is safe for them and for their audience, a gap that they recognised in… More >

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    “Lifting More” is Associated with Lower Risks of Depression in University Students

    Kang Ai1, Kimberley Curtin2, Kaja Kastelic3,4, Cain Clark5, Si-Tong Chen6, Xinli Chi7,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 471-485, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016473
    Abstract Research on the population in western world showed that, MSE (muscle-strengthening exercise) is beneficial to the treatment of mental disorders. However, the situation in Chinese adults is little known. For this reason, the study is performed to understand the connection between depression and MSE among college and university students in China aged between 18 to 24.1793 college students have been recruited, and their average age is 20.67. A questionnaire has been developed and it is self-reported and designed to collect information about MSE and participants, including body mass index and sex and so on. Sleep and physical activity have been… More >

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    Perception of Student Life as Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being. A Study of First-Year Students in a Norwegian University

    Anne Skoglund1,*, Kari Bjerke Batt-Rawden1, Agneta Schröder1,2, Øyfrid Larsen Moen1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 487-497, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016199
    Abstract In Norway, 300,000 people attend higher education. Elsewhere in Europe, student numbers are also high. In Great Britain, 1.9 million people attended higher education in the academic year 2018–2019. This is a substantial part of the population, and the mental health and well-being of students are of prime importance. The first year as a university student is a transitional period characterized by significant changes and constitutes an essential fundament for students in their student life and later. An increasing number of students report having mental health problems to various degrees. Identifying the variety of perceptions of what may promote mental… More >

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    Protective Factors for Loneliness among Adolescents during COVID-19: Role of the Interpersonal Relationships and Sibling Status

    Sha Shen1, Saidi Wang2,*, Md Zahir Ahmed3, Fatema Akhter Hiramoni4, Jingrong Sha1, Xiangdong Yan5, Mary C. Jobe6 and Oli Ahmed7
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 499-511, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.018661
    Abstract This study examined the moderating effects of parent-child, same-sex, opposite-sex and teacher-student relationships between sibling status and loneliness during COVID-19. A total of 1,591 adolescents in China completed the study questionnaires which assessed the aforementioned variables. The results showed that same-sex and teacherstudent relationships moderated the association between sibling status and loneliness. The results indicated that among participants with good same-sex relationships during COVID-19, compared to non-only-children participants, the only-children participants were more likely to experience a lower level of loneliness. However, participants with poor same-sex relationships experienced similar level of loneliness regardless of whether they had siblings. These findings… More >

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    The Acute Effects of Aerobic Dance Exercise with and without Face Mask Use on Attention, Perceived Exertion and Mood States

    Maamer Slimani1,2,*, Nicola Bragazzi3, Amri Hammami2, Hela Znazen4, Qian Yu5,6, Zhaowei Kong6, Liye Zou5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 513-520, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.017639
    Abstract The present study aimed to determine the effect of wearing a face mask during aerobic dance exercise on cognitive function, more specifically on attention, as well as on perceived exertion and mood states. Thirteen healthy college students (9 males and 4 females: mean age = 17.5 years, height = 1.72 m, weight = 71.00 kg) volunteered to participate in this study. They were randomized to perform aerobic dance exercise while wearing a cloth face mask or no mask or a control condition (sitting on a comfortable chair and reading information about the health benefits of aerobic dance exercise) on three separate occasions (with at least one week of… More >

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    The Relationship among Chinese Adolescents’ Parental Involvement, Core Self-Evaluation and School Adaptation

    Yi Yang1,*, Tao Li2, Lijun He3,4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 521-531, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.019290
    Abstract The present study discusses the relationship among Chinese adolescents’ parental involvement, core self-evaluation, and school adaptation. The Parental Involvement Behavior Questionnaire, Core Self-Evaluations Scale (CSES), and the School Adaptation Inventory were used to survey 1258 Chinese middle school students. The results showed that adolescents’ school adaptation was significantly positively correlated with parental involvement and core self-evaluation. Furthermore, parental involvement and core self-evaluation were positively correlated. Mediation analysis found that core self-evaluation had partially mediated the relationship between adolescents’ parental involvement and school adaption. Parental involvement could directly affect adolescents’ school adaptation and indirectly affect school adaptation through the mediating effect… More >

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    Investigating the Relationships among Leisure, Coping, and Personal Growth among People with Physical Disabilities

    Junhyoung Kim1,*, Jaehyun Kim2, Chungsup Lee3, Namyun Kil4, Youngkhill Lee5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 533-543, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016321
    Abstract Little information exists with regard to the relationship between leisure and coping mechanisms among people with physical disabilities. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among leisure, coping, and personal growth among people with physical disabilities living in the U.S. Using a purposive sampling strategy, 121 participants completed all 3 instruments: assessment of leisure and recreation involvement, coping strategy indicator, and personal growth. Frequency, descriptive analysis, Pearson correlations, and path analysis were utilized to test the relationship between leisure involvement, coping strategies, and personal growth. There were statistically significant direct effects of leisure involvement and avoidance-withdrawal coping… More >

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    Analysis on the Driving Factors and Realization Path of the Value of Tutor-Student Relationship of Postgraduates-with Medical and Pharmaceutical Universities as an Example

    Fang Wu1, Qian Yu1, Kangran Wang1, Hong Gao2,3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 545-564, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.017877
    Abstract A harmonious relationship between teachers and postgraduates presents the comprehensive value of psychological education, which guarantees training quality and acts as an effective carrier of mental health education of the postgraduates. Based on Bandura’s theory of reciprocal determinism and Austin’s input-output theory, this paper constructs a model concerning the value of psychological education in the tutor-student relationship. The path of realization is also explored in a structural equation model through a questionnaire survey of 1112 graduate supervisors and administrators in medical colleges. The experimental result indicates that (1) The interaction between teachers and postgraduates promotes the value of psychological education… More >

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    Media Coverage of Terrorism and Mental Health Concerns among Youth: Testing Moderated Mediation by Spirituality and Resilience

    Mian Ahmad Hanan1,*, Arooj Arshad2, Noshina Saleem3, Shamaila Asad2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 565-575, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.011168
    Abstract Previous research on media coverage of terrorism and its associated psychological consequences was explored internationally particularly after 9/11 attacks in the US. Also, the constructive role of resilience in this traumatic era has also been explored internationally. However, some studies have been conducted on the effect of media coverage of national terrorism on people that have endured a nearby terrorist attack. Moreover, knowledge about how the media coverage of terrorism, as a secondary source of evidence, can have devastated effects on native’s mental health and how resilience work in this relationship is rather limited. For example, it is possible that… More >

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    The Effect of Online Wellness Coaching for Nursing Students during the COVID-19 Lockdown on Well-Being: A Qualitative Study

    Şeyma Zehra Altunkurek*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 577-588, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.017492
    Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the lived experience of 3rd-year nursing students who participated in an online wellness coaching program during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Methods: This qualitative research study on an online wellness coaching program included 30 female students, aged 21 to 30 years, who were confined to their home during the COVID-19 outbreak for two months. The students were asked to describe their feelings and responses during the COVID-19 lockdown. Results: Four thematic clusters emerged in the data analysis: what the students felt during the quarantine period, what the wellness coaching practice… More >

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    Psychological Influence Factors Analysis of the New Generation Employees’ Moral Choices from the Perspective of Cognitive Neurology

    Bo Liu*, Wei Xie, Jiahao Zhang, Cong Chen
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 589-604, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015045
    Abstract At present, the academic researches on moral choices focus mainly on the individuals’ external behaviors, without fully considering the influences of the individuals’ internal psychological factors. Based on the model of complete information static games in the Non-cooperative Game theory, the present research has designed a “Red and Blue Experiment” to explore the psychological influencing factors of the new generation employees’ moral choices. The research has conducted psychoanalysis on the new generation employees through experiments and interviews with 118 data sources, and concluded the characteristics in relation to the different stages of psychological processes and moral choices of the experimental… More >

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