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Duševní zdraví ve vztahu ke zdraví podporujícímu chování a sociální opoře

Title in English Positive mental health in relation to health-related behaviour and social support


Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The study responds to current trends interconnecting topics of positive psychology and health psychology. The aim of the study was to explore the relationships of positive mental health to health-promoting behavior and perceived social support. Research sample consists of 1363 Czech respondents (68% females, 32% males, aged between 20 and 65). We used The Health-Promoting Behavior Scale, Mental Health Continuum-SF, Scale of Social Support, and Scale for Subjective Evaluation of Health Problem. The online data collection took place in 2014-2015, SPSS was used for data analysis. Results: The correlation analysis revealed significant relationships between Mental health and frequency of reported health problems (r=-.277; p<0.001). The component Emotional well-being was closely associated with less health issues (r = -.31; p < 0.001). Correlation analysis disclosed Maintaining mental well-being ((r = -.36; p<0.001) and Regular daily routine (r = -.218; p<0.001) as significant correlates of worse subjective health. Positive significant relationship was revealed also between positive mental health and social support (r = .39; p < 0.001). The results highlight the positive effect of health-promoting behavior both on physical health and mental health. The study was part of the project GA ČR GA13-19808S.
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