Quantitative Analysis of Psychological Capital and Academic Performance on the Mental Health Outcomes in Economically Disadvantaged College Students

Authors

  • Xiaoyu Dou, Niyom Suwandej, Mooktra Thongves, Valliappan Raju

Keywords:

psychological capital, academic achievement, mental health of impoverished college student

Abstract

Purpose: With the continuous progress of China's development, China's economy has been booming. However, despite this, a considerable number of college students are still living in poverty. According to data, the proportion of impoverished college students accounts for approximately 26% of the total number of college students in the country.[1]Impoverished college students not only face financial challenges, but also often suffer from psychological distress such as reduced self-esteem, increased anxiety, increased depressive tendencies, and strained interpersonal relationships.[2]The challenges faced by impoverished college students have gone beyond pure financial difficulties and have gradually expanded to psychological, thinking and academic aspects.
Research Method: This study adopted a quantitative research approach, utilizing a non-probability sampling design, focusing on a convenience sampling frame. To collect data, a questionnaire adapted from previous research was used and sent to target respondents via the Questionnaire Star platform. We applied structured equation modeling (SEM) to examine the conceptual framework of the study.
Results: The research results indicate that psychological capital has a significant negative impact on the mental health symptoms of impoverished college students. In addition, the study also found that academic performance also has a significant negative impact on the mental health of impoverished college students. Therefore, improving the psychological capital and academic performance of college students is crucial to improving the mental health of impoverished college students.

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Published

2024-03-02

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Xiaoyu Dou, Niyom Suwandej, Mooktra Thongves, Valliappan Raju. (2024). Quantitative Analysis of Psychological Capital and Academic Performance on the Mental Health Outcomes in Economically Disadvantaged College Students. Utilitas Mathematica, 120, 1552–1566. Retrieved from https://utilitasmathematica.com/index.php/Index/article/view/1899

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