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  • Open Access

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    How Do Mind-Body Practices Benefit Employees? A Daily Diary Study of Mind–Body Practices after Work and Employees’ Next-Day Proactive Behavior

    Puwen Shang1, Jinfan Zhou2,*, Guanglei Zhang1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 45-62, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.026606

    Abstract Although it is becoming increasingly popular for organizations to offer programs of mind–body practices to their employees to improve their physical and mental health, the effects that after-work sessions of mind–body practices have on employees’ work behavior remain unclear. Using the model of proactive motivation and experience sampling, this study explored the relationship between employees’ mind–body practices after work and their proactive behavior in the workplace on the following day. A multilevel path analysis of data from 82 employees over seven consecutive workdays showed that employees’ mind–body practices after work had a positive effect on their proactive behavior in the… More >

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    Group Psychological Intervention for Children with Hyperactivity Disorder

    Ying Xu*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 81-97, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.023720

    Abstract ADHD is a broad psychiatric disorder that affects children of normal or near-normal intelligence. It is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and age-inappropriate impulsivity, and it is often accompanied by learning difficulties, behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal problems. On the other hand, hyperactive tendencies in children with ADHD exhibit ADHD-like behaviors such as lack of self-control, inattention, hyperactivity, and emotional impulsivity. However, because their symptoms are less severe, they do not meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD but are ADHD or at risk of developing ADHD. The purpose of this study is to alleviate and reduce children’s hyperactivity symptoms by investigating the… More >

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    The Early Emotional Responses and Central Issues of People in the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis from Twitter Text Mining

    Eun-Joo Choi1, Yun-Jung Choi2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 21-29, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022641

    Abstract This study aimed to explore citizens’ emotional responses and issues of interest in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The dataset comprised 65,313 tweets with the location marked as New York State. The data collection period was four days of tweets when New York City imposed a lockdown order due to an increase in confirmed cases. Data analysis was performed using R Studio. The emotional responses in tweets were analyzed using the Bing and NRC (National Research Council Canada) dictionaries. The tweets’ central issue was identified by Text Network Analysis. When tweets were classified as either positive… More > Graphic Abstract

    The Early Emotional Responses and Central Issues of People in the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis from Twitter Text Mining

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    ARTICLE

    Cross-Sectional Associations of Lifestyle Behaviors with Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

    Weiman Kong1, Jiayi Gu2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 139-152, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022123

    Abstract This study aimed to examine the associations between lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms in adolescents. Self-reported data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was analyzed. Depressive symptoms were set as the outcome variable. Movement variables (physical activity, muscle-strengthening exercise, physical education attendance, sports team participation, television watching, video or computer games, and sleep), eating behaviors (fruit intake, vegetable intake, milk intake, and eating breakfast or not), and substance use (alcohol use and cigarette use) were included as explanatory variables. Binary logistic regression was used to explore the associations between lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms after adjusting for sex,… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Workplace Wellness, Mental Health Literacy, and Usage Intention of E-Mental Health amongst Digital Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Choon-Hong Tan1, Ah-Choo Koo1,*, Hawa Rahmat2, Wei-Fern Siew3, Alexius Weng-Onn Cheang3, Elyna Amir Sharji1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 99-126, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.025004

    Abstract The prevalence of mental health problems in both Malaysian and global workplaces has significantly increased due to the presence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, globalization, technology advancement in Industry 4.0, and other contributing factors. The pervasiveness of the issue poses a huge challenge to improving the occupational safety and health (OSH) of workers in various industries, especially in the digital industry. The emergence of the innovative industry is evident mainly due to the rapid development of Industry 4.0 and the relevant demands of multiple businesses in the digital transformation. Nonetheless, limited studies and academic discussions were conducted on the… More > Graphic Abstract

    Workplace Wellness, Mental Health Literacy, and Usage Intention of E-Mental Health amongst Digital Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    ARTICLE

    Detrimental Effects of COVID-19 Measures on Mental Health and Social-Economic Disparities

    Hong Wang1, Narges Sanchuli2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 63-79, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022319

    Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has struck nations worldwide, pushing worldwide health and socioeconomic systems to extreme limits. Various factors, such as drastic alterations in public environments, prolonged quarantine, revenue loss, and anxiety of disease contraction, have caused mental turmoil. Although there was a need to cope with an excess of psychological strain among the public, post-COVID patients, and those with a previously diagnosed psychiatric condition, mental health programs faced a substantial decline in services, mirroring the dramatic rise in psychological issues. Interestingly, certain coping strategies play protective or deleterious effects on mental health outcomes. Moreover, social media exposure has played a… 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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    Structural Gender Inequality and Mental Health among Chinese Men and Women

    Lei Yang1,*, Zhipeng Sun2,3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 31-43, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021375

    Abstract Little is known about the association between structural gender inequality and health in patriarchal China. This study employed a sample from the Chinese Women’s Social Status, consisting of 26,139 participants aged 18 and 70 years (13,494 women and 12,645 men). Structural gender inequality was assessed at the macro-, meso-, and micro-levels. Mental health was measured by the summed scores of eight questions on depressive symptoms. Multilevel linear regression was applied for analysis. Results showed that total sex ratio at birth was associated with poorer mental health among women and men but sex ratio at birth of the second-born child predicted… More >

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    REVIEW

    Suicide in Digestive System Cancers: A Scoping Review

    Jie Chen1,2, Xiaoping Ding1,2, Xin Peng3, Deying Hu1,3,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 1-20, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022578

    Abstract Digestive system cancers are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer patients are more likely to commit suicide. The objective of this scoping review is to provide a comprehensive and updated summary of the existing literature on suicide among patients with digestive system cancers to identify the incidence and risk factors relevant to suicide in these populations. The PRISMA-Scr (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension protocol for scoping reviews) protocol was used. The review was based on relevant articles published prior to January 2022 in databases of Web of Science and PubMed. The authors identified 21… More >

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    REVIEW

    A Scientometric Analysis and Critical Review of Internet Gaming Disorder Behaviours

    Shirley Qi-Yu Sun1, Anson Chiu-Yan Tang2, Qing Wang1, Loretta Yuet-Foon Chung1,*, Regina Lai-Tong Lee3,4,*

    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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