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Duševní a tělesné zdraví ve vztahu ke zdraví podporujícímu chování a sociální opoře

Title in English Mental and physical health in relation to health-promoting behavior and social support


Year of publication 2016
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The study deals with current topic of positive psychology and health psychology. The main objective was to examine the relationships among mental health, health-promoting behavior, health complaints and social support. The research sample consisted of 1,363 Czech respondents (68% women, 32% men, age 20-65 years). We used Mental health MHC-SF, Scale of health-related behaviors, Inventory of health complaints, and Scale of social support for data collection. Online data collection took place between 2014-2015, the SPSS was used for the analysis. We revealed significant relationships between the overall mental health and health complaints (r = -0.277; p <0.001). The closest relationship to physical health showed the emotional dimension of mental health (r = -0.31; p <0.001). Correlation analysis revealed a significant relationship (p <0.001) between the health complaints factors and health-related behavior Mental Hygiene (r = -0.367) and Daily regime (r = -0.218). Positive significant correlation (r = 0.39; p <0.001) was also found between mental health and social support. From a developmental point of view, the age related differences in mental health factors and health behavior emerged. Obtained results are in line with a holistic approach to health. Specifically, the importance of positive emotionality, mental health and social support for physical and mental level was highlighted. (GA CR 13 -198 085 S, 2013 - 2016).
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