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    A Model for Predicting the Psychological Well-Being of Older Adults in South Korea

    Hyangjin Park1, Haeryun Cho2, So Yeon Yoo3,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.11, pp. 1219-1228, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.041490

    Abstract This study examined factors related to the psychological well-being of older adults and built and verified a model for predicting psychological well-being. The participants were 350 older adults aged over 60 years who lived in South Korea and were active in the local community. The model proposed in this study was found to be suitable. Depression, self-efficacy, and social support had a direct effect on the psychological well-being of older adults, while depression, activities of daily living (ADLs), and self-efficacy had an indirect effect. Self-efficacy and social support mediated the relationship between depression and psychological More >

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    Multitasking Behavior and Perceptions of Academic Performance in University Business Students in Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Victoria Gonzáles-Gutierrez1, Aldo Alvarez-Risco2, Alfredo Estrada-Merino2, María de las Mercedes Anderson-Seminario2, Sabina Mlodzianowska2, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales3, Jaime A. Yáñez4,5,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 565-581, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021176

    Abstract The current study measures the influence of multitasking behavior and self-efficacy for self-regulated learning (SESRL) on perceptions of academic performance and views in university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico. 264 university students fulfilled an online questionnaire. It was observed that multitasking behavior negatively influences SESRL (−0.203), while SESRL showed a positive influence of 0.537 on perceptions of academic performance, and multitasking behavior had an influence of −0.097 on the perception of academic performance. Cronbach’s alpha and Average Variance Extracted values were 0.809 and 0.577 (multitasking behavior), 0.819 and 0.626 (SESRL), 0.873 and 0.725 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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    The Influence of Body Investment on Depression in Chinese College Students: A Moderated Mediating Effect

    Jingjing Wang1, Xiangli Guan1,*, Sumei Yin1, Sha Shen2, Xuejiao Li1, Md Zahir Ahmed3, Mary C. Jobe4, Oli Ahmed5

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 39-50, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019635

    Abstract An individual’s perception, attitude, feeling and behavior about their body are important factors for mental health (depression). This study aims to explore the impact of body investment on depression, and the role of self-efficacy and self-esteem in this connection. A hypothetical model about the relationship between body investment, selfefficacy, self-esteem and depression was tested. Using convenient sampling methods, a self-rated cross-sectional survey comprised of paper-based and online modes was conducted among 1,164 college students in Yunnan Province, China from July 2021 to August 2021. The data collection used the body investment scale, self-efficacy scale, self-esteem… More >

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    The Impact of Spiritual Leadership on Employee’s Work Engagement–A Study Based on the Mediating Effect of Goal Self-Concordance and Self-Efficacy

    Lei Chen1, Ting Wen2,*, Jigan Wang1, Hong Gao1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 69-84, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018932

    Abstract The average stress of people in China’s workplace is reaching the peak in recent two years. To improve employee’s positive psychological factors, Spiritual leadership has a good performance in this regard. Based on the mediating effect of goal self-concordance and self-efficacy, this paper further studies the impact of spiritual leadership on employee’s work engagement. Through the empirical study, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) Spiritual leadership significantly positively affects the employee’s work engagement. (2) Spiritual leadership has a significant positive effect on goal self-concordance and self-efficacy. (3) Goal self-concordance and self-efficacy have significant positive effects More >

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    Effectiveness of Half-Cut Wood Training of Close and Kinetic Chain Method on Mental Health and Physical Health of Patients with Knee Instability in China

    Jing Sun1,3,*, Youting Lin2, Yangyang Fan4, Samantha Ferguson3, Nicholas Buys3, Minyan Sun2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.3, pp. 417-427, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.013098

    Abstract Knee instability as a symptom of ligament injury usually only receives attention when it causes pain or impacts patients’ mobility in China. In this study both the physical and psychosocial impact of an innovative approach to treatment, Half-cut Wood Training, was examined. Twenty individuals with knee instability who received Halfcut Wood Training (Intervention group) and twenty two individuals with knee instability who did not receive Half-cut Wood Training (as Control group) participated in the study. The electric WIFI based HBF-306 was used to collect the anthropometry and biomedical data. Symptom severity was assessed by a… 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… More >

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    Self-Efficacy Triggers Psychological Appraisal Mechanism for Mindset Shift

    Song Ching Fan1, Hui-Chuan Shih2,*, Hui-Chu Tseng3, Kuei-Feng Chang4, Wei-Chin Li5, An Shin Shia6

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 57-73, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.012177

    Abstract This paper talks about how to insist staying in changed mindset based on the assigned cognitive reframing principles, and finally the changed mindset become a forever psychological status by PSI model proposed by this study. P is the cognitive reframing principle of positive psychology, happiness in this case; S is self-efficacy, which plays the important role in maintaining the stress taker to psychologically stay in the changed mindset in the long run. I represent of insisting power, the mental toughness to against the adverse negative emotions. Improving university students’ stress coping skills through the psychological… More >

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    Influence of Leaders’ Loneliness on Voice-Taking: The Role of Social SelfEfficacy and Performance Pressure

    Guanglei Zhang1, Silu Chen2,*, Youqing Fan3, Yue Dong1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.21, No.1, pp. 13-29, 2019, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010730

    Abstract This paper attempts to unlock how and when leaders’ loneliness influences their voice-taking behavior in the workplace by integrating the regulatory loop model of loneliness and the affect theory of social exchange. Through collecting a daily diary study of 87 paired leader-follower samples from two electronics industry companies based in Guangzhou, China, this study finds that (1) leaders’ loneliness has a significant negative impact on social self-efficacy and voice-taking behavior; (2) leaders’ social self-efficacy mediates the relationship between their loneliness and voice-taking behavior; (3) performance pressure moderates the relationship between leaders’ loneliness and voice-taking behavior; More >

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    How Does Proactive Personality Promote Affective Well-Being? A Chained Mediation Model

    Lu Xin1, Mengyi Li2,*, Fangcheng Tang1, Wenxia Zhou2, Wenxi Wang3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.21, No.1, pp. 1-11, 2019, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010808

    Abstract Based on social cognitive career theory, this research examined a chained mediation model for the relations between proactive personality, career success criteria clarity, career decision-making self-efficacy and affective wellbeing. A two-wave survey study was conducted among Chinese graduating students (N = 235). The results showed that proactive personality (measured at time 1), career success criteria clarity (measured at time 1), and career decisionmaking self-efficacy (measured at time 2) positively related to affective well-being respectively. In addition, the results further revealed that proactive personality was positively related to career success criteria clarity, which further predicted affective well-being More >

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