Relationship between cognitive behavioral variables and mental health status among university students: A meta-analysis
- Irie, Tomonari (Hokusho University)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- Award Number: 17K13944
AbstractCognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for improving mental health problems among university students. However, intervention components have different effects on mental health problems. This paper is a meta-analysis of the data concerning the relationship between cognitive behavioral variables and mental health status among university students. A total of 4 electronic databases were reviewed, and 1,227 articles met the initial selection criteria. Reviewers applied standardized coding schemes to extract the correlational relationship between cognitive behavioral variables and mental health status. A total of 54 articles were included in the meta-analysis. Correlations were found for three cognitive behavioral variables (attention, thought, and behavior) across nine mental health domains (negative affect, positive affect, happiness, social function, stress response, psychological symptom, quality of life, well-being, and general health). Across each cognitive behavioral process and all mental health domains, the estimated mean correlation is modest (.29 - .41), and the correlation depended on the domain of mental health.
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