Psychological health is a broad term that encompasses many aspects of a person’s emotional, social, and mental well-being. It is an important part of a person’s overall health and well-being, as it influences not only their mental state but also their behavior and cognition.
The field of psychological health is diverse and complicated. There are various types of psychotherapists, ranging from licensed mental health counselors to social workers. Each facet of the field is unique in its own way, and has its own effects on health outcomes. However, there are certain conceptual similarities that may be observed between various facets of positive psychological well-being.
Positive aspects of psychological health include gratitude, happiness, optimism, life satisfaction, sense of purpose, mindfulness, and eudaimonic well-being. These attributes may be associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality.
Negative aspects of psychological health, by contrast, are associated with increased risk of CVD and mortality. These findings have been supported by several recent studies, and some have even adjusted for a range of potential confounders. Although the relationship between negative psychological factors and CVD has been established, it is still difficult to establish a causal link between the two.
An overview of previous studies that have been conducted on the subject can be found in the CAN/CSA-Z1003-13 Online Data Supplement. Most of the studies used a variety of objective measures, while others used carefully adjudicated events. Nevertheless, there are many differences among these studies, indicating that the correlations are not necessarily the same. Moreover, the findings have not been replicated in other contexts.
As a result, there is a need to develop and implement strategies that will improve workplace psychological health and reduce employee turnover, as well as lost work time and health costs. In addition, these actions will improve organizational performance and employee engagement. By creating a safe workplace environment, employers are encouraged to act responsibly and proactively to create a healthy and productive workplace.
One area of focus is determining how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the psychological health of university students. A cross-sectional study conducted by the University of Southern Italy examined the association between the disease and psychological health of university students. During the pandemic, university students suffered from a variety of stressors. Almost 60% of the students reported clinically significant levels of Depression. Meanwhile, the perception of stress related to changes in relational life did not decrease, and there was no decrease in perceived stress related to academic life.
In addition, the study also examined whether the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the psychological health of university students in the short-term. It discovered that the number of students reporting clinically relevant COVID-19 stressors has increased. This could represent a key turning point towards recovery.
Future studies should consider using longitudinal data, including data on psychological health conditions, and may also include academic motivation and performance. Researchers should also examine the impact of confounding factors. For instance, it may be beneficial to compare the psychological health of university students with that of other population groups, especially those from other countries.