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Title: Application of positive psychology interventions within schools: Implications for adolescent mental health
Authors: Rosenberg, Joan
Lee, Ram
Wadkins, Melanie
Phillip, Hannah
Keywords: adolescents
mental health
positive psychology
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2022
Publisher: Yeshiva University
Citation: Phillip, H. (2022, September 12). Application of positive psychology interventions within schools: Implications for adolescent mental health (Publication No. 30244291) [Doctoral dissertation, Yeshiva University].
Series/Report no.: Wurzweiler School of Social Work Dissertations;Publication No. 30244291
Abstract: This study will assess the efficacy of implementation of positive psychology interventions (PPI) within the school system with a focus on one specific attribute of PPI, Acts of Kindness, and evaluate the implications for adolescent mental health. The research conducted on adolescent mental health issues in the 21st century substantiates that adolescent mental health issues are a serious concern with rates of teen substance abuse, depression, anxiety and suicide increasing at an alarming rate. According to data from Mental Health America, over 19% of youth ages 12 to 17 experience major depression (Reinert et al., 2021). Positive psychology provides concrete methods of approaching adolescent mental health and well-being in a proactive manner through targeting positive emotions, character traits, and building upon existing strengths (Seligman et al., 2005). A growing body of research suggests that positive psychology interventions are an effective measure to promote wellbeing and reduce mental health issues in children, teens, and adults (Carr et al., 2021).
Description: Doctoral dissertation, PhD / Open-Access
ISBN: 9798368449654
Appears in Collections:Wurzweiler School of Social Work: Dissertations

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