SALUD MENTAL POSITIVA EN ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS SEGUN VARIABLES SOCIODEMOGRAFICAS DURANTE EL COVID-19ENAREQUIPA

Translated title of the contribution: POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ACCORDING TO SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES DURING COVID-19 IN AREQUIPA"

Jose Calizaya Lopez, Hilda Pinto-Pomareda, Liliana Alvarez-Salinas, Merly Lazo-Manrique, Roberto Cervantes-Rivera, Norman Lopez

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Abstract

The change in the educational system due to Covid-19 triggered negative effects on mental health, however, from the perspective of positive psychology there is an explanation to understand how people can develop positive attitudes to face adversities. Objetive. Was analyzed the positive mental health in university students according to sociodemographic variables during Covid-19 in the city of Arequipa, Peru. Method. Descriptive, quantitative, cross-sectional study; 2,236 university students participated, to whom sociodemographic information was recorded (age, sex, marital status, occupation, type of family, religion, and area of study), using the validated measurement instrument to determine the level of positive mental health. Nonparametric statistical analyzes were performed for data comparison (Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis). Results. A medium level of Positive Mental Health was found (84.7%), in the a bility to adapt the students presented a medium level (50.4%); in personal satisfaction and autonomy they presented a high level (44.7%) and in the tolerance to frustration dimension, a medium level (44.7%). In addition, the behavior of Positive Mental Health differed according to the sociodemographic variables sex, age, marital status, type of family, occupation, religion and area of study (p< 0.05). Conclusions. University students presented difficulties in adapting to the new changes caused by Covid-19, demonstrating strength in personal satisfaction; considering that the majority of students, even facing difficulties such as the pandemic, developed autonomy, presenting problems to be tolerant of frustration.

Translated title of the contributionPOSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ACCORDING TO SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES DURING COVID-19 IN AREQUIPA"
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)26-39
Number of pages14
JournalHealth and Addictions / Salud y Drogas
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

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