Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29–31, 2024, Wuhan, China

Research Article

Analyses and Improvement Strategies of Mental Health Literacy for Normal College Students —A Case Study on Guangxi Vocational Normal University

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347698,
        author={Chaobo  Pang and Yuehua  Hong},
        title={Analyses and Improvement Strategies of Mental Health Literacy for Normal College Students ---A Case Study on Guangxi Vocational Normal University},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29--31, 2024, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={EIMT},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={normal university; college students; mental health literac; strategy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347698}
    }
    
  • Chaobo Pang
    Yuehua Hong
    Year: 2024
    Analyses and Improvement Strategies of Mental Health Literacy for Normal College Students —A Case Study on Guangxi Vocational Normal University
    EIMT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347698
Chaobo Pang1,*, Yuehua Hong1
  • 1: Guangxi Vocational Normal University
*Contact email: 1341854922@qq.com

Abstract

With the proactive and joint efforts of the Chinese government and the whole society, great achievements have been made for mental health education in Chinese universities. However, we find that some problems remain in the mental health education in the universities. For example, the emphasis was made more on imparting mental health knowledge rather than developing piratical skills, and the trainings focuses more on self-help and ignores seeking for external assistance. These are not conducive to developing and improving the mental health literacy for college students, especially for normal college students. By collecting data through questionnaire surveys in Guangxi Vocational Normal University, this paper analyzes the status quo of mental health literacy of normal college students. The results showed that the overall mental health literacy of normal college students is not high, and girls perform better than boys in three aspects including mental health knowledge, behaviors and awareness. In particular, girls have higher average scores than boys in terms of awareness. There is a significant positive correlation between awareness and behaviors, and awareness has a significant effect on behavior prediction. To improve the mental health literacy of normal college students, this paper puts forward some policy suggestions based on the research findings.