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    Does Parental Migration Affect Left-Behind Children’s Social Anxiety? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Yao Wang1, Xiaojiao Li2, Panpan Yang1,*, Zengyan Yu1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 335-343, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.048483

    Abstract Social anxiety is a common psychological problem among left-behind children (LBC) and has been a popular issue in recent years. Children with higher levels of social anxiety have more emotional and behavioral problems and are prone to negative life events. Although several studies have explored the differences in social anxiety between LBC and non-left-behind children (N-LBC), the findings have not been consistent. In this study, a systematic review and meta-analysis method was used, with 411 papers retrieved on October 01, 2023, from Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Chinese databases (CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang) (PROSPERO… More >

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    The Impact of Sleep Determination on Procrastination before Bedtime: The Role of Anxiety

    Na Liu1, Junxiu Wang2,3, Wanli Zang4,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 377-387, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047808

    Abstract Objective: The importance of good sleep for energy recovery and overall physical and mental health cannot be overstated. However, the increasing competitiveness of society, diversifying lifestyles, and the rapid spread of the internet and electronic devices have significantly impacted people’s sleep patterns, particularly through bedtime procrastination. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the relationship and underlying mechanisms between sleep determination, anxiety, and bedtime procrastination among the Chinese population. Method: The study utilized data from a national survey—the China Residents’ Sleep Condition Survey (November 2021, with 6,037 participants). By constructing mediation and moderation models, it analyzed the… More >

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    Chinese Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of the Belief in a Just World Scale for College Students

    Zhe Yu1,2, Shuping Yang1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 271-278, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.048342

    Abstract This study aims to revise the Belief in a Just World Scale (BJWS) for Chinese college students and test its reliability and validity (construct validity, convergent and divergent validity). Two samples of 546 and 595 college students were selected, respectively, using stratified cluster random sampling. Item analysis, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), reliability analysis and convergent and divergent validity tests were carried out. The results showed that the 13 items of the BJWS have good item discrimination. The corrected item–total correlation in the general belief in a just world subscale was found… More >

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    A Study on the Influence of Social Media Use on Psychological Anxiety among Young Women

    Tao Liu1, Huiyin Shi1, Chen Chen1,*, Rong Fu2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 199-209, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.046303

    Abstract To explore the relationship between social influence, social comparison, clarity of self-concept, and psychological anxiety among young women during their usage of social networking sites, our study selected 338 young women aged 14–34 from the social site platforms of Little Red Book and Weibo for questionnaire surveys. The Passive Social Network Utilization Scale, Social Comparison Scale (SCS), Social Influence Questionnaire, Self-Concept Clarity Scale (SCCS), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7) were employed to measure the subjects. Our results show that the frequency of passive social media use is positively related to the level of psychological… More >

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    Sleep Quality and Emotional Adaptation among Freshmen in Elite Chinese Universities during Prolonged COVID-19 Lockdown: The Mediating Role of Anxiety Symptoms

    Xinqiao Liu*, Linxin Zhang, Xinran Zhang

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 105-116, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.042359

    Abstract Under the effects of COVID-19 and a number of ongoing lockdown tactics, anxiety symptoms and poor sleep quality have become common mental health issues among college freshmen and are intimately related to their emotional adaptation. To explore this connection, this study gathered data from a sample of 256 freshmen enrolled in an elite university in China in September 2022. The association between sleep quality, anxiety symptoms, and emotional adaptation was clarified using correlation analysis. Additionally, the mediating function of anxiety symptoms between sleep quality and emotional adaptation was investigated using a structural equation model. The… 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… 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… More >

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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 More >

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    The Relationship between Students’ Anxiety and Internet Use Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

    Yichi Zhang#, Yuxiang Feng#, Shan Hu*, Huiyong Fan*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1323-1341, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029096

    Abstract Theoretical models have predicted a positive association between anxiety and Internet use disorders. However, the findings of previous studies are conflicting, with some reporting a positive association and others proposing no relationship between the two. To explore the true relationship between the two and analyze the reasons for the differences, 100 primary studies involving 108,539 subjects were entered into a meta-analysis. The results showed that (1) there was a significant positive correlation between students’ anxiety and Internet use disorder (r = 0.330); (2) the moderating effect of anxiety type was significant. (3) The moderating effects of More >

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    Research on the Intervention Effect of Art-Making on the Anxiety Symptoms of College Students

    Qiuyue Wu1,2,3, Zhicheng Wang2, Tao Li2,3,*, Lu Wang1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.11, pp. 1237-1243, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.046844

    Abstract This research was to investigate the intervention effect of art-making on the anxiety symptoms of college students. A sample of 400 college students took part in this research. They were assigned to the experiment group (n = 200) and the control group (n = 200) according to Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) scores. Unlike the control group, the experiment group received a standard art-making program under the supervision of trained instructors for a period of twelve sessions two times weekly which was continued for six weeks. Self-Rating Anxiety Seale (SAS) and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) were More >

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