Conceptualizations of Mental Health Across Europe: Comparing Psychology with Science and Engineering Students

Sanne M.A. Lamers*, Pelin Gül, Beáta E. Kovács, Renske Kroeze, Anna M.K. Müller, Irena Stojadinović, Dorota L. Stuker, Alice Vigani

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    67 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    There is a lack of consensus on the conceptualization of mental health, with models emphasizing negative aspects, positive aspects, or both. The models are mainly theory-based and may not fit in with the population’s opinions. The aim of this ongoing study is to investigate the conceptualizations of mental health in Europe from psychology, science, and engineering students’ perspectives in an explorative way through semi-structured interviews. Their conceptualizations of mental health are investigated qualitatively by thematic analysis to compare seven European countries. Results can be used to improve mental health questionnaires and interventions across Europe by enhancing the fit with students’ conceptualizations
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-7
    JournalJournal of European Psychology Students (JEPS)
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2014

    Keywords

    • Mental health
    • Well-being
    • Culture
    • Cross-country
    • Qualitative analysis
    • Thematic analysis

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Conceptualizations of Mental Health Across Europe: Comparing Psychology with Science and Engineering Students'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this