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    Validity and Reliability of a Mental Health Recovery Checklist for Young Adults

    Brianna Cerrito1,*, Jamie Xiao1, Amie DiTomasso1, Amanda Fialk1, Jocelyn Bolin2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 317-323, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047876

    Abstract The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the internal consistency and construct validity of a self-report checklist measuring clinical mental health recovery across six key domains: family and relationships, occupation and school, physical health, mental health, spirituality, and social support systems. The Mental Health Recovery Checklist (MHRC) was developed at The Dorm, an intensive outpatient mental health treatment program for young adults in New York, NY, and Washington DC that services individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. The present study is cross-sectional, as data were pulled from clients’ records who were discharged between January… More >

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    Validity, Reliability, and Measurement Invariance of the Thai Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale and Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale

    Kamolthip Ruckwongpatr1,#, Chirawat Paratthakonkun2,#, Usanut Sangtongdee3,4,*, Iqbal Pramukti5, Ira Nurmala6, Kanokwan Angkasith7, Weena Thanachaisakul7, Jatuphum Ketchatturat8, Mark D. Griffiths9, Yi-Kai Kao10,*, Chung-Ying Lin1,5,11,12

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 293-302, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047023

    Abstract Background: In recent years, there has been increased research interest in both smartphone addiction and social media addiction as well as the development of psychometric instruments to assess these constructs. However, there is a lack of psychometric evaluation for instruments assessing smartphone addiction and social media addiction in Thailand. The present study evaluated the psychometric properties and gender measurement invariance of the Thai version of the Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS) and Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS). Method: A total of 801 Thai university students participated in an online survey from January 2022 to July 2022 which included demographic… More >

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    Reliability and Validity of Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale among Chinese Civil Servants

    Shulan Lei1,2, Shujuan Wang1, Zhuohong Zhu1,2, Min Lu1,2, Xinying Li1,2, Yiming Shen3, Jing Chen1,2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 61-67, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.045478

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the reliability and validity of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) among Chinese civil servants, thus establishing a useful tool for assessing the mental health of individuals in this occupation. The WEMWBS, Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) were administered to a sample of 2,624 civil servants (42.860 ± 9.690 years) in a city located within Shandong Province, China. The findings revealed significant differences between groups with high and low scores on each item of the WEMWBS (t = 48.127–78.308, all p < 0.01). The item-total… More >

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    The Social Networking Addiction Scale: Translation and Validation Study among Chinese College Students

    Siyuan Bi1, Junfeng Yuan1,2, Lin Luo1,2,3,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 51-60, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.041614

    Abstract Purpose: The core component theory of addiction behavior provides a multidimensional theoretical model for measuring social networking addiction. Based on this theoretical model, the Social Networking Addiction Scale (SNAS) was developed. The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the SNAS (SNAS-C). Methods: This study used a sample of 3383 Chinese university students to conduct confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to explore the structural validity of the SNAS-C. This study examined the Pearson correlations between the six subscales of the SNAS-C (i.e., salience, mood modification, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, conflict, and relapse) and “social… More >

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    A Bifactor Analysis Approach to Construct Validity and Reliability of the Affective Exercise Experience Questionnaire among Chinese College Students

    Ting Wang1, Markus Gerber2, Fabian Herold3, Joseph Bardeen4, Sebastian Ludyga2, Alyx Taylor5, Arthur F. Kramer6,7, Liye Zou1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.9, pp. 995-1008, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029804

    Abstract Affective exercise experience as an emerging theoretical concept has great potential to provide a more nuanced understanding of individual factors that influence exercise behavior. However, concerning the Affective Exercise Experiences (AFFEXX) questionnaire, it has not been examined yet whether the structural score of the AFFEXX is a useful index to predict physical activity (refers to any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure). Furthermore, there is currently a gap in knowledge regarding the psychological mechanisms that can explain the relationship between affective exercise experiences and the level of physical activity (PA). In order to adress these gaps… More >

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    Validation of the Chinese Version of the Affective Exercise Experiences Questionnaire (AFFEXX-C)

    Ting Wang1, Boris Cheval2,3, Silvio Maltagliati4, Zachary Zenko5, Fabian Herold6, Sebastian Ludyga7, Markus Gerber7, Yan Luo8, Layan Fessler4, Notger G. Müller6, Liye Zou1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.7, pp. 799-812, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.028324

    Abstract Despite the well-established benefits of regular physical activity (PA) on health, a large proportion of the world population does not achieve the recommended level of regular PA. Although affective experiences toward PA may play a key role to foster a sustained engagement in PA, they have been largely overlooked and crudely measured in the existing studies. To address this shortcoming, the Affective Exercise Experiences (AFFEXX) questionnaire has been developed to measure such experiences. Specifically, this questionnaire was developped to assess the following three domains: antecedent appraisals (e.g., liking vs. disliking exercise in groups), core affective exercise experiences (i.e., pleasure vs.… More >

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    An Adaptive Parameter-Free Optimal Number of Market Segments Estimation Algorithm Based on a New Internal Validity Index

    Jianfang Qi1, Yue Li1,3, Haibin Jin1, Jianying Feng1, Dong Tian1, Weisong Mu1,2,*

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.137, No.1, pp. 197-232, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2023.026113

    Abstract An appropriate optimal number of market segments (ONS) estimation is essential for an enterprise to achieve successful market segmentation, but at present, there is a serious lack of attention to this issue in market segmentation. In our study, an independent adaptive ONS estimation method BWCON-NSDK-means++ is proposed by integrating a new internal validity index (IVI) Between-Within-Connectivity (BWCON) and a new stable clustering algorithm Natural-SDK-means++ (NSDK-means++) in a novel way. First, to complete the evaluation dimensions of the existing IVIs, we designed a connectivity formula based on the neighbor relationship and proposed the BWCON by integrating the connectivity with other two… More >

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    Improved Network Validity Using Various Soft Computing Techniques

    M. Yuvaraju*, R. Elakkiyavendan

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.36, No.2, pp. 1465-1477, 2023, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2023.032417

    Abstract Nowadays, when a life span of sensor nodes are threatened by the shortage of energy available for communication, sink mobility is an excellent technique for increasing its lifespan. When communicating via a WSN, the use of nodes as a transmission method eliminates the need for a physical medium. Sink mobility in a dynamic network topology presents a problem for sensor nodes that have reserved resources. Unless the route is revised and changed to reflect the location of the mobile sink location, it will be inefficient for delivering data effectively. In the clustering strategy, nodes are grouped together to improve communication,… More >

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    Validity and Reliability of the Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire among Chinese College Students

    Ting Wang1,#, Jin Kuang1,#, Fabian Herold2, Alyx Taylor3, Sebastian Ludyga4, Zhihao Zhang1, Arthur F. Kramer5,6, Liye Zou1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 127-138, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022504

    Abstract The rising prevalence of physical inactivity is in all age groups (e.g., in college students) a major public health issue as not meeting the recommended minimum amount of regular physical activity is linked to adverse health events. Vice versa, there is mounting evidence that achieving the recommended amount of regular physical activity is a vital element to prevent chronic diseases, but there is often an insufficient adherence to planned and structured forms of physical activity (i.e., physical exercises). In this context, there is a large body of evidence indicating that exercise adherence is, among other factors, influenced by exercise-related affective… More >

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    Internal Validity Index for Fuzzy Clustering Based on Relative Uncertainty

    Refik Tanju Sirmen1,*, Burak Berk Üstündağ2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.72, No.2, pp. 2909-2926, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2022.023947

    Abstract Unsupervised clustering and clustering validity are used as essential instruments of data analytics. Despite clustering being realized under uncertainty, validity indices do not deliver any quantitative evaluation of the uncertainties in the suggested partitionings. Also, validity measures may be biased towards the underlying clustering method. Moreover, neglecting a confidence requirement may result in over-partitioning. In the absence of an error estimate or a confidence parameter, probable clustering errors are forwarded to the later stages of the system. Whereas, having an uncertainty margin of the projected labeling can be very fruitful for many applications such as machine learning. Herein, the validity… More >

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