Subjective well-being, mental health enhancing knowledge level, and related factors in adolescents [J Psy Nurs]
J Psy Nurs. 2024; 15(2): 157-165 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2023.65872

Subjective well-being, mental health enhancing knowledge level, and related factors in adolescents

Vesile Adıgüzel1, Neşe Mercan2, Sabahat Çoşkun3, Celale Tangül Özcan4
1Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Yalova University Faculty of Health Sciences, Yalova, Türkiye
2Department of Child Development, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Faculty of Health Sciences, Bilecik, Türkiye
3Department of Health Management, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Faculty of Health Sciences, Bilecik, Türkiye
4Department of Nursing, İstanbul Health and Technology University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Türkiye

INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between adolescents’ subjective well-being, their level of knowledge enhancing mental health, and related factors.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 387 students between June 2021 and December 2021. Data were collected from the Sociodemographic Characteristics Collection Form, the Adolescent Subjective Well-Being Scale (ASWS), and the Mental Health Improvement Information Scale (MHIIS). Number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum values in the descriptive analysis of the data; In comparative/relational analyses, Spearman correlation test, Mann–Whitney U and Kruskal–Wallis tests were used because the variables did not conform to normal distribution.
RESULTS: The ages of the students participating in the study are between 14 and 21, 74.7% of them are girls and 68.7% of them are high school students. It was determined that there was a positive and significant relationship between the MHIIS score and the scores of ASWS and the sub-dimensions of the scale: Satisfaction in family relationships, satisfaction in relationships with important people, life satisfaction and positive emotions (p<0.0001). It was determined that there was a significant difference between the total score of ASWS and demographic data such as gender, education status, income status, being diagnosed with a mental illness, receiving mental support, and being diagnosed with a mental illness in the family. It was determined that there was a significant difference between the total score of MHIIS and the variables of educational status, educational status of parents, being diagnosed with a mental illness, receiving mental support, and being diagnosed with a mental illness in the family.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In the study, it was determined that there was a positive and significant relationship between the mental health-promoting knowledge level of adolescents and their subjective well-being.

Keywords: Adolescents, adolescent mental health, mental health enhancing knowledge level, subjective well-being.

Vesile Adıgüzel, Neşe Mercan, Sabahat Çoşkun, Celale Tangül Özcan. Subjective well-being, mental health enhancing knowledge level, and related factors in adolescents. J Psy Nurs. 2024; 15(2): 157-165

Corresponding Author: Vesile Adıgüzel, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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