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Mental Health and Meaningful Life of Slovenian Professionals In Education

Jasmina Kristovič
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

Polonca Pangrčič
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

Sebastjan Kristovič
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

In 2013, 194 countries adopted the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2030, which makes an important contribution to raising awareness of global mental health issues and introducing new measures. Meaningful life is one of the key factors in maintaining positive mental health. Mental health problems are often caused by a lifestyle that is most influenced by (inappropriate) personal decisions of individuals. Despite current international and national measures, the number of people with mental health problems is rising every year. We conducted a quantitative survey among Slovenian professionals in education. 286 respondents were included in the research. We used a standardised measuring instrument, The Purpose in Life Test, which is used to measure the meaningfulness of life. Psychometric indicators showed that almost 30 percent of respondents have problems with meaningful living. The consequences are manifested in their daily activities and often lead to mental disorders such as stress disorders, anxiety and depression. The research was carried out as part of A Holistic Educational Process and Mental Health Promotion (L5-1844), a project financed by the Public Agency for Research of the Republic of Slovenia (ARRS), the International Institute of Psychotherapy and Applied Psychology, and Alma Mater Europaea - ECM.

 

 


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