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ERIC Number: EJ1068741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Assessing Psychological Symptoms and Well-Being: Application of a Dual-Factor Mental Health Model to Understand College Student Performance
Antaramian, Susan
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n5 p419-429 Aug 2015
A dual-factor mental health model includes measures of positive psychological well-being in addition to traditional indicators of psychopathology to comprehensively determine mental health status. The current study examined the utility of this model in understanding the psychological adjustment and educational functioning of college students. A sample of 561 college students were classified into four groups based on their levels of subjective well-being and clinical symptoms, and group differences in student engagement and academic achievement were examined. Results indicated that among students without clinical symptoms, those with high subjective well-being were more engaged in the college experience than their peers with low subjective well-being. Moreover, students with high well-being and low symptoms had the highest grade point averages (GPAs) of all groups. These findings suggest that both the presence of positive well-being and the absence of clinical symptoms are important in facilitating academic success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale