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dc.contributor.authorKotera, Yasuhiro
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Pauline
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, David
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-05T16:30:15Z
dc.date.available2019-12-05T16:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-29
dc.identifier.citationKotera, Y., Green, P. and Sheffield, D., (2019). 'Roles of positive psychology for mental health in UK social work students: self-compassion as a predictor of better mental health'. The British Journal of Social Work, pp. 1-20. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz149en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcz149
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624322
dc.description.abstractDespite high shame about mental health symptoms among UK social work students, positive psychological approaches to their mental health have not been investigated in depth. Emotional resilience has been a core skill in social work practice, however its relationship with mental health is still unclear. Therefore, the primary purposes of this cross-sectional study were to (i) examine the relationships between mental health and positive psychological constructs, namely resilience, self-compassion, motivation, and engagement, and (ii) determine predictors of mental health in UK social work students. An opportunity sampling of 116 UK social work students (102 females, 14 males; 96 undergraduates, 20 postgraduates) completed five measures about these constructs. Correlation and regression analyses were conducted. Mental health was associated with resilience, self-compassion, and engagement. Self-compassion was a negative predictor, and intrinsic motivation was a positive predictor of mental health symptoms. Resilience did not predict mental health symptoms. The findings highlight the importance of self-compassion to the challenging mental health of UK social work students; they caution against the overuse and misunderstanding of resilience in the social work field.en_US
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dc.publisherOxford Academicen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjsw/advance-article/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcz149/5647325en_US
dc.subjectsocial work educationen_US
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectresilienceen_US
dc.subjectself-compassionen_US
dc.subjectpositive psychologyen_US
dc.titleRoles of positive psychology for mental health in UK social work students: self-compassion as a predictor of better mental healthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Social Worken_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-01
dc.author.detail783564en_US


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