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    Research on the Intervention Effect of Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Depression

    Xiaodan Wang1,*, Zheng Xie2, Guiping Du3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 149-160, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030755

    Abstract Research purpose: This study implemented somatosensory music therapy on patients with depressive disorders, and explored the effects of somatosensory music therapy on the degree of depression, positive and negative emotions, intuitive stress and autonomic nervous function of patients. Research method: We collected 66 patients diagnosed with depression from the Department of Psychological Medicine of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital, and divided them into a control group and an intervention group according to the random number table, with 33 people in each group. The control group received routine psychiatric treatment and nursing. On the basis of the control… More >

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    Sequential Mediating Effect of Proactive Coping and Perceived Stress in the Relationships between Self-Esteem Stability and Life Satisfaction

    Seungju Hyun*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 425-437, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018829

    Abstract While the effect of self-esteem stability on life satisfaction is widely verified, it is not very known how coping strategies explain this relationship. The present study focused on proactive coping, a preliminary step to minimize the impact of expected stressors, and a process of recognizing stressful events as challenges and actively managing them. Specifically, this study (N = 280) examined whether proactive coping and perceived stress mediated the relationship between self-esteem stability and life satisfaction in a sequential manner. The results indicate that proactive coping and perceived stress sequentially mediated the relationship between self-esteem stability and More >

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    Perceived Stress and Coping Styles among the General Population in Saudi Arabia during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Waleed A. Alghamdi1,2, Sami H. Alzahrani3, Saeed S. Shaaban1,*, Naseem A. Alhujaili2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 361-373, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.017685

    Abstract This article examines the stress levels, coping responses, and influence of adaptive and maladaptive coping styles on stress in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online cross-sectional survey was distributed to the attendees of a pandemic-related awareness webinars. The questionnaire assessed demographic and clinical characteristics, coping strategies (the brief COPE inventory), and stress levels (the Perceived Stress Scale). A multivariate linear regression analysis was conducted to assess the predictors of stress. The highest adaptive and maladaptive coping styles were reported for religion and self-distraction. Certain groups were independently more vulnerable to experience stress, including… More >

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    The Relationship between College Graduate’s Dual Self-Consciousness and Job Search Clarity: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress

    Tinghu Kang1, Yang Li2,3,* , Jiandong Guo4, Xingwen Ma1, Fatema Akhter Hiramoni5, Md Zahir Ahmed1, Mary C. Jobe6, Oli Ahmed7

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.2, pp. 207-217, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019745

    Abstract The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between college graduates’ dual self-consciousness, job search clarity and perceived stress, and reveal the mediating role of perceived stress between dual self-consciousness and job search clarity. In this study, 467 college graduates were investigated using the Dual Self-Consciousness Scale, Job Search Clarity Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale. After controlling for gender, age, and region, the results revealed that: (1) private self-consciousness has a significant positive predictive effect on job search clarity; (2) perceived stress has a significant negative predictive effect on job search clarity; (3) More >

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    Effects of College Students’ Perceived Stress on Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19: The Chain Mediation Role of Psychological Resilience and Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy

    Ting Li1,3,*, Qiang Xie2,3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.2, pp. 263-276, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019177

    Abstract COVID-19 has changed the way of learning and life of college students. The purpose is to explore the relationship between perceived stress and anxiety, and the mediating effect of resilience and regulatory emotional self-efficacy in college students during COVID-19. 309 students from three colleges were selected as research participants (average age 19.79 ± 1.11 years). SPSS was used to measure the correlation between variables. Amos was used to test the path coefficient and mediating effect of the hypothetical model. The results show that: Firstly, perceived stress has a significantly and positively predictive effect on anxiety. Secondly, psychological… More >

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    Community Workers’ Social Support and Sleep Quality during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Moderated Mediation Model

    Guanghui Lei1, Caihong Yang2,#, Yan Ge3,#, Yan Zhang2,*, Yufei Xie4,*, Jianwen Chen2, Jinyang Wu5

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 121-140, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.013072

    Abstract To explore the relationship between social support and sleep quality of community workers in Wuhan during the coronavirus disease 2019 (the COVID-19 infection epidemic), this research constructed a mediating effect model to explore the mediating psychological mechanism of social support influencing sleep quality of front-line community workers. A total of 500 front-line community workers in Wuhan were investigated. We used the perceived social support scale (PSSS), the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), the perceived stress scale (PSS), and the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) to measure social support, psychological resilience, perceived stress and sleep quality. Specifically,… More >

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