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    Comparison of Self-Strength, Seeking Help and Happiness between Pakistani and Chinese Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Inquiry

    Umaira Tabbasam1, Amjad Islam Amjad2, Tariq Ahmed1, Xing Qiang1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 389-402, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.024130

    Abstract Adolescents’ emotions and preferences are influenced by their childhood experiences. In today’s world, there is a pervasive eagerness for happiness. Happiness has been linked to feelings of self-strength, seeking help, and psychological health. The current quantitative research was designed with a positive psychological perspective to compare Pakistani and Chines adolescents’ self-strength, seeking help, and happiness. The research design of the study was causal-comparative. The study population consisted of 400 Pakistani and 409 Chinese adolescents studying in the elementary grades of both countries. The sample was selected by using a simple random sampling technique. It consisted of 413 boys (51%) and… More >

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    Prevalence and Factors Associated with Smartphone Addiction among Adolescents–A Nationwide Study in Malaysia

    Kai Wei Lee1, Siew Mooi Ching2,*, Norsiah Ali3, Chor Yau Ooi4, Shahnul Kamal Hj Sidek5, Azlin Amat6, Yusnita Yatim7, Zaiton Yahaya8, Nabihah Shamsuddin9, Idora Ibrahim10, Fauzia Abdul Majid11, Fazlin Suhana Othman12, Nik Suhaila Zakaria13, Artini Abidin14, Nor Hazlin Talib15, Dhashani Sivaratnam16

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.2, pp. 237-247, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.013407

    Abstract Smartphone ownership among adolescents is getting common in this decade especially in Malaysia; Adolescent are strongly devoted to their smartphone and this may lead to smartphone addiction. Studies have reported that smartphone addiction has become an emerging social and health problem especially among the youth in many countries however there is lack of study among adolescents in Malaysia. This study aimed to examine the prevalence and factors associated with smartphone addiction among adolescents in Malaysia. This was a cross-sectional study involving adolescents from 15 primary care clinics throughout the country. Respondents were assessed on their smartphone activities using the Malaysian… More >

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    Cross-Sectional Associations of Lifestyle Behaviors with Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

    Weiman Kong1, Jiayi Gu2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 139-152, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022123

    Abstract This study aimed to examine the associations between lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms in adolescents. Self-reported data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was analyzed. Depressive symptoms were set as the outcome variable. Movement variables (physical activity, muscle-strengthening exercise, physical education attendance, sports team participation, television watching, video or computer games, and sleep), eating behaviors (fruit intake, vegetable intake, milk intake, and eating breakfast or not), and substance use (alcohol use and cigarette use) were included as explanatory variables. Binary logistic regression was used to explore the associations between lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms after adjusting for sex,… More >

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    Hope and Academic Procrastination in Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model

    Shoushi Wang1, Jingping Shi2, Ruike Sheng1, Si Yu1, Wei Xu1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 933-944, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.023083

    Abstract Academic procrastination among adolescents is an increasingly prominent problem. It is important to look for influences behind academic procrastination in the adolescent population. The present study aimed to reveal the explanatory mechanisms underlying the association between hope and academic procrastination behaviors among Chinese adolescents by testing the mediating role of attentional control and the moderating role of trait mindfulness. Participants in the current study were 1156 Chinese adolescents who completed self-report questionnaires on hope, attentional control, academic procrastination, and trait mindfulness. The results indicated that adolescent hope was negatively related to academic procrastination and that attentional control partially mediated this… More >

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    The Association between Physical Education and Mental Health Indicators in Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Xiaoqing Hu1, Yan Tang1,2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 783-793, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018332

    Abstract Objective: To explore the associations between physical education attendance and mental health indicators. Methods: Using data from the Global Student Health Survey, the frequency of physical education attendance, suicidality-related indicators, loneliness, bullying, and anxiety were all assessed using a standardized self-reported questionnaire. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the association between physical education attendance and mental health-related indicators. Results: The study included 276,169 participants from 71 countries (47.3% males, aged 11–18 years old). After controlling for sex, age, food insecurity, close friends, physical activity, sedentary time, others’ help, and parents’ understanding, physical education attendance was not signifi- cantly associated… More >

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    Mindfulness Intervention on Adolescents’ Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Capital during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Aibao Zhou1, Yue Yuan1,*, Manying Kang2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 665-677, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019623

    Abstract Background: Since the outbreak of COVID-19 caused adults suffer from mental disorders, it would be an essential for psychologist to help individuals overcome mental disorders. Objective: This study aim to explore whether the intervention of mindfulness is an efficient method to enhance adolescents’ emotional intelligence (EI) and psychological capital (PC) to provide a theoretical basis and future directions for both targeted crisis intervention and psychological trauma recovery plans. Design: This research was designed as randomized controlled trial and total of 798 students were evaluated statistically. Methods: We used paired-sample t-tests and repeated measures ANOVA to compare every factor defined above… More >

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    Associations of Sport Participation with Depression and Anxiety among Chinese Minority Adolescents

    Zhiyan Xiao1, Scott Doig2, Haowen Wu3,*, Lei Wang4

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 739-747, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019395

    Abstract This study aimed to explore associations of sport participation with anxiety and depressive symptoms among Chinese minority adolescents. A cross-sectional study was conducted among Chinese adolescents in Tibet. A convenience sample method was used to select participants. Finally, 1452 students completed the survey and 1421 (52.10% girls, Grades 4–9, 13.46 ± 1.41 years old) adolescents met the inclusion criteria of analysis. Sociodemographic variables, sport participation, depression and anxiety were evaluated by self-reported questionnaires. Among 1421 participants, 80% of adolescents lived in rural area and more than four fifths of participants had siblings. The parent’s education level of participants was mostly… More >

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    Specific Types of Screen-Based Sedentary Time and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

    Shande Liu*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 491-501, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018542

    Abstract Purpose: Screen-based sedentary behavior (SSB) has been identified as risk factor for mental disorders in most of adolescents. However, there is little literature pertaining to the specific kinds of SSB and its connections with depressive symptoms in most of adolescents. In the present study, we are going to find out the connections between specific types of SSB and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional data based on 996 study participants of middle school students in Guangdong Province. SSB was evaluated by distributing the questionnaire of Health Behavior in School-aged Children, while depressive symptoms were evaluated using Chinese version… More >

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    Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Their Association with the Use of Electronic Devices among Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Ahmad Y. Alqassim*, Mohamed S. Mahfouz, Mohammed M. Hakami, Abdullah A. Al Faqih, Ahmad A. Shugairi, Malek R. Alsanosy, Ahmed Y. Rayyani, AbdulAziz Y. Albrraq, Mohammed A. Muaddi, Abdullah A. Alharbi

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.2, pp. 251-262, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019000

    Abstract Background: Adolescence is a critical, multifactorial developmental phase. With the current pandemic of COVID-19, excessive using of electronic devices is a public health concern. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between depression and the use of electronic devices among secondary school children in Jazan, Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: The study is an observational, cross-sectional study. Data was collected using an anonymous online survey instrument. including the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale. Results: A total of 427 participants were included in the study. The prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress in our study… 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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