Epidemic prevention should prevent suppression: Psychological capital and social support’s joint effect on college students' mental health
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Hungyi Liao, Kanghwa Shaw, Yanzhe Qu
At present, COVID-19 persists. We are in a post-epidemic period focused on prevention and suppression. This study mainly discusses the joint effect of psychological capital and social support on college students’ mental health in this post-epidemic phase. A questionnaire survey was administered to 194 college students at a university in Shanghai. The results show that college students have greater psychological capital but less perceived social support. At the same time, they have better mental health and less psychological disturbance. In addition, psychological capital and social support were positively correlated with psychological well-being and negatively correlated with poor mental health states. Finally, psychological capital and social support can be substituted for each other, alleviating the adverse impact on mental health when one or the other resource is missing.
Post-epidemic period, psychological capital, social support, mental health