Effects of positive psychology interventions in depressive univer | 6548
Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Effects of positive psychology interventions in depressive university students in China: A randomized control study

International Conference on Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

June 13-14, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Xinli Chi

Shenzhen University, China

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

Objective: To examine the positive psychology interventions for depressive university students in China. Methods: A total of 1400 university students were invited to participate in Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) survey. Among these participants, 273 students were classified as depression by BDI. Among the screening depressed 273 students, 124 volunteers were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. The program lasted six months with the positive psychology intervention techniques (i.e., developing altruism) were implemented in the experimental group, there were no any changes in the control group. Results: Depression and subjective happiness of 62 students in experimental group and 62 students in control group were measured at baseline, the end of intervention. Depressive symptoms in the experimental group scored significantly lower than the control group and subjective happiness in the experimental group scored significantly higher than the control group (p<0.001). Conclusion: Positive psychology interventions play an extremely important role in improving students��? depression symptoms and subjective happiness, suggesting that we can take positive psychology intervention techniques to improve people��?s the quality of life and mental wellness.

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