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Social-Emotional Health of University Students and the Importance of Its Research

Mária Mehešová
Published Online: 2017-09-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/atd-2017-0015


Introduction: Health and well-being are crucial for individuals, a particular country as well as the whole society. Therefore, it is important to focus research on it, and the Social-Emotional Health Survey - Higher Education used on the sample of university students is a good example of it. Purpose: The aim of the article is to bring information on the current issues of social-emotional health in Slovakia and the possibilities of its measuring with the emphasis on the brand new international questionnaire method Social-Emotional Health Survey - Higher Education (SEHS-HE) by M. Furlong. Methods: The method measures four basic dimensions and twelve psychological indicators of social-emotional health of university students. It helps to find the strengths and health predictions of students. Conclusions: Mental health of young people is the priority of the Slovak National Treating Program for Children and Youth, from which goes the necessity to identify the mental health of various groups of people especially of children and youth, to support it and to create the conditions for its optimal development.

Keywords: mental health; social-emotional health; university students; covitality


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About the article

Received: 2017-01-30

Revised: 2017-03-12

Accepted: 2017-03-17

Published Online: 2017-09-02

Published in Print: 2017-08-28

Citation Information: Acta Technologica Dubnicae, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 79–85, ISSN (Online) 1339-4363, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/atd-2017-0015.

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