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International Journal of Mental Health Promotion

ISSN:1462-3730(print)
ISSN:2049-8543(online)
Publication Frequency:Bimonthly (Regular issues of IJMHP-International Journal of Mental Health Promotion will be published monthly from 2023)

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    Articles

    160

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    editors

    36



About the Journal

The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (IJMHP) co-ordinates the dissemination of new research outcomes to all those involved in research, practice, and policymaking of mental health and mental health promotion, prevention and intervention program, together with mental disorder diagnosis and treatment. It was the first journal in the field and is essential reading for those with a personal or professional interest in this work.
Peer reviewed by an expert international board, the Journal is a comprehensive information resource which publishes material of distinction submitted by health services researchers, managers, health promotion professionals, educationalists, sociologists, health economists and practitioners, together with psychiatry and psychology researchers, clinical/medical staff from all branches of health and social care.

Indexing and Abstracting

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science): 2021 Impact Factor 1.086; Scopus Citescore (Impact per Publication 2021): 0.80; SNIP(Source Normalized Impact per Paper 2021): 0.294; JCR in the subject Psychiatry (Q4) and Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q4); Google Scholar, SCImago, Ebsco, Dimensions, Portico, etc...

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    REVIEW

    A Scientometric Analysis and Critical Review of Internet Gaming Disorder Behaviours

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 795-810, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.024841
    Abstract There are increasing concerns about internet gaming disorder (IGD). No review of existing studies has systematically analyzed and visualized the trends of IGD and those early identification of symptoms related to IGD behaviors. This critical review focuses on the emerging trends for early identification of symptoms related to IGD behaviors in papers published in Web of Science Core Collection from 2009 to 2021 by scientometric analysis and critical review. Scientometric data analysis technique includes co-occurrence analysis, cluster analysis and burst analysis of authors, countries, keywords and co-citation to visualize those contributing and associated factors to develop IGD behaviors and their… More >

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    The Contribution of BMI, Body Image Inflexibility, and Generalized Anxiety to Symptoms of Eating Disorders and Exercise Dependence in Exercisers

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 811-823, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.024862
    Abstract 1) Background: The common factors which potentially contribute to the development of eating disorders and exercise dependence during early adulthood are still relatively unclear. The present study aimed to examine the role of BMI, body image inflexibility, and generalized anxiety in these two behavioral problems in a sample of college students. 2) Methods: In total, 878 habitual exercisers (58.1% male with BMI = 22.12 ± 2.39; 41.9% female with BMI = 20.55 ± 2.21) with age of 20.09 ± 1.76 years participated in this study. The main outcomes of interest are exercise dependence symptoms, eating disorders symptoms, body image inflexibility, and symptoms of generalized anxiety (as measured by Exercise Dependence… More >

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    Design an Artificial Neural Network by MLP Method; Analysis of the Relationship between Demographic Variables, Resilience, COVID-19 and Burnout

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 825-841, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021899
    Abstract In addition to the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the physical and mental health of individuals, it has also led to a change in the mental and emotional state of many employees. Especially among businesses and private companies, which faced many restrictions due to the special conditions of the pandemic. Therefore, the present study aimed to design an artificial neural network with MLP technique to analyze the relationship between demographic variables, resilience, COVID-19 and burnout in start-ups in Iran. The research method was quantitative. Managers and employees of start-ups formed the statistical population of the study, based… More >

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    Validation of Symptom Dimensions and Sub-Type Responses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 843-854, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021009
    Abstract Background: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a clinically heterogeneous condition without a conclusive subtype dimension. This study will focus on the meta-analysis of the clinical responses of OCD subtypes to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which might clarify this issue. Methods: We performed a systematic search and a meta-analysis for the studies of OCD subtypes and the response to CBT in PubMed, ScienceDirect, Embase, Web of Science, and Scopus databases. The selective criteria were the OCD without significant medical or psychiatric co-morbidities and pre-and post-treatment changes in scores of OCD dimension. In addition, different subtypes of OCD in symptom dimensions, such as… More >

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    Effects of Health Qigong Exercise on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 855-867, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021508
    Abstract Objective: This study explored the effects of Health Qigong exercise on depression and anxiety in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Methods: A total of 42 volunteers who met the inclusion criteria were recruited and randomly allocated into the experimental group and the control group. The experimental group carried out 60-minute sessions of Health Qigong exercise five times a week for 12 weeks while the control group did not perform any regular physical exercise. Data on cognitive impairment, psychomotor retardation, somatic anxiety, weight loss and sleep disorders, the sum score of the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17), state anxiety, trait… More >

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    Applying SMART Goal Intervention Leads to Greater Goal Attainment, Need Satisfaction and Positive Affect

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 869-882, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018954
    Abstract Previous research suggests that planning interventions lead to increased goal attainment, while other research suggests that goal attainment leads to increased well-being. This research integrates these two sets of research findings by investigating the effectiveness of one goal planning intervention, the SMART goal program, on goal attainment, and thus need satisfaction and well-being, in university students. An experimental design across a one-week period was employed to test whether participants in the experimental group, who received the SMART goal instructions, better obtained their goal in comparison to control group participants who did not receive those specific instructions. Findings indicated that the… More >

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    Psychological Support for Public-Funded Normal Students Engaged in Teaching Profession

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 883-900, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022536
    Abstract Among primary and secondary school teachers in China, 70% of teachers believe facing more significant occupational pressure. 63.8% of teachers clearly stated that occupational stress had caused a tremendous impact on them. And this has had adverse effects on them, such as mental, physical, and personal development. This paper studies the group of public-funded regular students from the perspective of psychological support. This paper uses the SCL-90 form to investigate the professional psychology of teachers for the psychological support of public-funded regular students engaged in the teaching profession. And it conducts a survey on the curriculum setting and satisfaction of… More >

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    The Effect of Sleep on Workplace Interpersonal Conflict: The Mediating Role of Ego Depletion

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 901-916, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020006
    Abstract This study aimed to investigate the relationship between sleep and workplace interpersonal conflict and the role of ego depletion as the mediating mechanism. A survey was conducted daily for two weeks using an experience sampling method. A sample of 79 employees from the East Coast of China was collected. A multilevel regression analysis was conducted to test the proposed hypotheses. Results indicated that higher sleep quantity was associated with lower daily ego depletion at noon and lower workplace interpersonal conflict. Moreover, ego depletion mediated the effects of sleep quantity on workplace interpersonal conflict. The findings identified the adverse effects of… More >

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    Green Attitudes, Human Values, and Wellbeing among Hospitality Service Employees

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 917-932, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019452
    Abstract This research aims to explore the intricate nature of the association between green attitudes and well-being in the workplace. Based on the basic human value theory, this study attempted to unearth the moderating effects of its two main bipolar segments, namely self-transcendence-self-enhancement and openness to change-conservation. A quantitative approach with a sample of 1,532 hospitality employees from 35 European countries was used. We found that a green attitude contributes to deriving employee well-being. Further, we found empirical support for the influence of human values, in the sense that this relationship is reinforced among the workers who are more altruistic and… More >

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    Hope and Academic Procrastination in Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model

    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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    How Child Maltreatment Enduringly Impacts Aggression: A Perspective Based on Personality Solidification

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 945-957, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019917
    Abstract It has been shown that early experiences of maltreatment can stably influence an individual’s internal and external aggressive behavior in adulthood. And on what mechanisms do this stability arise? From the perspective of personality solidification theory, this study sample of 1951 primary and secondary school students was used to explore the relationship between child maltreatment, Big Five personality and internalized and externalized aggression, as well as the different mechanisms of differentiation of personality components in child maltreatment on two different natures of aggression, using four scales: The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R), None-suicidal Self-Injury Scale and… More >

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    Properties of a Scale of Self-Care Behaviors Facing COVID-19: An Exploratory Analysis in a Sample of University Students in Huanuco, Peru

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 959-974, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021172
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The general objective of this article was to construct and describe the psychometric properties of a scale of selfcare behaviors against COVID-19. It was a descriptive, cross-sectional, psychometric validation study of a scale created to measure self-care behaviors in relation to COVID-19 in a total sample of 333 probabilistically selected. Qualitative validity was evaluated by a review of 10 experts and quantitative validity by means of exploratory factor analysis using the principal components method. Internal consistency was measured with Cronbach’s alpha twice and the test-retest was evaluated by calculating the intraclass coefficient. The final scale consisted of 29 items. The… More >

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    An Exploratory Study on the Meaning of Using Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation among Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 975-988, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021552
    Abstract This study explores the meaning of the use of community psychiatric rehabilitation (CPR) services to gain knowledge to improve services and shed more light on how to facilitate recovery. The topics explored included: the motivation for participation, perception and expectation towards CPR, the interactions with professionals in the CPR Center, and the feelings towards activities. A qualitative approach was adopted, and 30 consumers were interviewed face-to-face by using semi-structured interview guide. Data were analyzed using the open coding method of grounded theory. The consumer accounts provided information on the eight aspects of CPR services. The findings revealed that the CPR… More >

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    Age-trends in Cognitive Function and Quality of Life: Sex Differences in a Community Population in Taiwan

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 989-998, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022784
    Abstract Population aging has developed into a significant area of concern in developed countries, especially in relation to the preservation of functional independence and the quality of life (QoL). However, information on the contribution of sex differences in quality of life and cognitive function is scarce. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate potential differences in cognitive function and QoL between males and females. For this study, we recruited 382 healthy subjects aged 19–79 years from communities in Southern Taiwan. Cognitive function and QoL were assessed using the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment, Brief Version (UPSA-B) and World Health Organization Quality of Life… More >

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