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dc.contributor.authorTeng, Emmelin
dc.contributor.authorVenning, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorWinefield, Helen
dc.contributor.authorCrabb, Shona
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T06:46:37Z
dc.date.available2016-10-06T06:46:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://www3.mruni.eu/ojs/social-inquiry-into-well-being/article/view/4081/3942
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.mruni.eu/handle/007/14504
dc.description.abstractNarrow approaches to the conceptualisation and measurement of ‘mental health’ are regularly but inconsistently adopted in research and practice. For example, an exclusive focus on the identification of mental illness or mental wellbeing runs the risk of failing to detect individuals with low or high levels of the other, and does nothing to represent an individual’s level of complete mental health (i.e., taking both mental wellbeing and illness into account). The current study compared three approaches to the measurement of mental health regularly applied in the literature - an exclusive mental wellbeing / an exclusive mental illness / and a complete mental health approach – to determine if they produce similar outcomes. South Australian emerging adults were recruited (N=117; M=24.4 years, SD=0.75) and categorised into four mental health groups according to the Complete State Model (CSM; Keyes & Lopez, 2002) of mental health: flourishing (complete mental health), languishing or struggling (incomplete mental health or illness), or floundering (complete mental illness) and categories were compared. Results showed that the ‘mental health’ of the sample differed depending on the measurement approach used, and lend support to a complete mental health approach to better inform, develop, and target health promotion strategies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleHalf full or half empty: the measurement of mental health and mental illness in emerging Australian adultsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.doi10.13165/SIIW-15-1-1-01en
dc.editorial.boardYraen
dc.identifier.aleph000019794en
dc.publication.sourceSocial inquiry into well-being, 2015, vol. 1, no. 1en
dc.subject.facultyKitasen
dc.subject.keywordMental wellbeingen
dc.subject.keywordMental healthen
dc.subject.keywordMental illnessen
dc.subject.keywordMeasurementen
dc.subject.keywordYoung adulten
dc.subject.publicationtypeS5
dc.subject.sciencedirection06S - Psichologijaen


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