Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie

The relationship between strengths and mental health among a population of your choice

Overview

BA assignment

Internal                           

Applicable to 3 students

Own data collection: YES

Quantitative study

EC: 15       

 

Description:

There is a raising interest in the strength based approach within the positive psychology. Instead of focusing on the shortcomings, the strength based approach focuses on the successes, personal qualities and strengths, which are used as a starting point for change. People can use a broad spectrum of strengths which can be relevant for their mental health and well-being. To increase your well-being and to be able to cope with all the circumstances that we encounter it’s advisable to use our strengths and talents. Furthermore, research shows that identifying, using and developing strengths has positive effects on the self-confidence of people. In this study you will use existing scales to analyze the strengths people of a certain population of your choice have and how this is related to their mental health. Example scales could be the Strengths Use Scale (SUS) and the Mental Health Continuum Short Form (MHC-SF).

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for three motivated students who are interested in the relationship between strengths and mental health among a population of your own choice.

 

Supervisors:

First supervisor:

Nienke Peeters, Department Health Psychology and Technology, n.j.peeters@utwente.nl

 

Second supervisor:

Dr. Christina Bode, Department Health Psychology and Technology, c.bode@utwente.nl