Journal of Psychological Research

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EISSN : 2630-5143
Current Publisher: Bilingual Publishing Co. (10.30564)
Total articles ≅ 45

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Vanshika Beri
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i2.2966

Coronavirus, our new chemical enemy, have become successful in changing our lives to an extent that now we have to think twice before stepping out of house. It has impacted negatively on not only our physical health but also psychological health. The current study was done to see the impact of coronavirus related anxiety on depressive tendencies. Further, it was assessed whether there is any interaction between gender and coronavirus anxiety on depressive tendencies. The linear regression indicated that coronavirus anxiety is strongly related to depressive tendencies. However, two-way ANOVA indicated that there is insignificant difference as to how males and females face depressive tendencies. Finally, there is insignificant interaction between gender and coronavirus anxiety on depressive tendencies. The implications, limitations and future suggestions are also given on the basis of the findings so obtained.
K. Suprabha, G. Subramonian
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i2.2965

At present, classroom instruction should be self-regulated process and the learner who is self-motivated to explore problems and situations. For learning, the students are learn through web as a source of knowledge, the learning environment should be shifted to a learner centered rather than teacher centered environment. Commerce education is to be directed towards mastery in its conventions and principles, towards thinking and solving problems in scientific ways, towards developing a positive outlook to the discipline at higher secondary level. Attitude towards learning is associated with the academic performance of commerce related task and improving the achievement, it should be one of the basic features in designing effective commerce classroom instruction. In the present study, students’ attitude can be enhanced by using blended learning instructional strategy targeting the variables of learner attitude towards learning of instructional transaction, learning task, classroom interaction and assessment. The study employs Pretest-posttest non-equivalence control group design under the quasi-experimental method. The sample consists 80 students of standard XII, 40 students each in experimental group and control group. Statistical techniques of descriptive statistics, t-test and Cohen’s d were used for comparing the pretest and posttest scores of attitude towards learning and measuring the effect size between experimental and control groups. The findings of the study showed that there is significant difference in the mean posttest scores of attitude towards learning between experimental group and control group and the blended learning instructional strategy is more beneficial in developing the attitude of higher secondary school students when compared to constructivist teaching strategy.
Chunhua Cheng, Liping Li
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i2.3026

With the development of society, modern teenagers are in a high-pressure environment for a long time, which leads to some psychological problems, even suicide and other psychological problems. Each family's educational concept and educational environment are different. How to make teenagers have positive and healthy psychology has become a hot topic in the society. This article will discuss the influence of family upbringing on Teenagers' mental health.
Nida Bushra Syed
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i2.3032

A sudden outbreak of the current pandemic has switches the learning to online mode which leads to an increase in perceived academic stress and a serious threat to the mental well-being of the students across the globe. The aim of the current study was therefore, to examine the impact of online learning on perceived academic stress and mental well being of the students with mediating effects of levels of education, during the current pandemic. Measures of the constructs were obtained by the online Google forms which consists of the Perceptions of Academic Stress Scale (PASS) by Dalia Bedewy and Adel Gabriel (2015) and Warwick- Edinburg Mental Well-being Scale (2008), from a sample of 150 undergraduate students aged 19-25 years studying in different colleges of Bengaluru, India. Mental well -being constituted the criterion variable whilst academic stress and levels of education were treated as predictor variables. Two-way ANOVA were employed. Results shows that academic stress is a significant negative predictor of mental wellbeing (r = -.083; p < 0.05), there is significant difference in the perceived academic stress (df=2; F=2.72; p < 0.05)which increase in hierarchy (Third year & first year MD= -3.7; Third year & second year MD= -3.2) and mental well being (df=2, F= 5.314 p < 0.05) which decreases in hierarchy (Third year & first year MD= -5.8; Third year & second year MD= -5.860 ) of the students at different educational levels and a combination perceived academic stress and educational levels predicts variance in mental well being of the students(R2=0.052 ; p>0.05). It was concluded that combined academic stress and educational levels has an impact on mental wellbeing of students in online mode of learning during this current pandemic, but this impact is low (only 5.2%).Key words: Academic Stress, Mental Wellbeing, Online Learning, Levels of Education
Elizabeth J. Scott, Terry F. Pettijohn Ii
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i1.2541

Exercise is an essential contributor to both physical and mental health and is a significant part of a person’s overall lifestyle. With the increasing popularity of exercise trackers, we were interested in the effects of sham exercise trackers on perceptions of workouts and affect. We predicted participants wearing a sham Fitbit band would report greater perceptions of workout intensity, challenge, and satisfaction compared to those without sham Fitbit bands. In addition, those wearing sham Fitbit bands were predicted to report greater positive affect and lower negative affect than those without bands. One hundred twenty student participants (60 in each group; one group with a sham Fitbit and one group with no Fitbit) were recruited from campus workout classes of Zumba, spinning, and body sculpting. Participants worked out and completed a PANAS survey, plus other workout perception questions. When using a sham Fitbit, participants believed the workout was more intense, physically challenging, and they were more satisfied with their workout. However, presence of a sham Fitbit band did not significantly affect mood. Results suggest that knowledge of wearing an exercise tracker, even without any workout data feedback, has an effect on workout perceptions, but has little effect on mood.
Ami Rokach
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i1.2693

Reminiscing by older adults can facilitate beneficial outcomes through the preparation for the end of life, the cohesiveness of life narratives, and creation of life meanings. Given this, and the historical challenges of communication between generations, the objective of this study was two-fold: (1) to harness the beneficial role reminiscence can play in the mental health of older adults; (2) to facilitate generational learning by documenting and thematically analyzing the experiences and knowledge of older adults. We hypothesized that our interviews, which had the stated goal of helping younger people navigate life challenges, would not only act as catalyst for the participants to reminisce but also create a corpus of knowledge which could be later distilled into accessible “pearls of wisdom”. The interviews were conducted in Israel with 102 participants who were between 60 and 93 years of age with six questions constructed to promote further commentary. Through the interviews we were successful in producing a large representation of the older adults’ experiences and what they believed would be beneficial for the younger generation. Due to the potential benefits for participants and larger communities we recommend this approach be adopted for future studies.
Sefa Bulut, Aişa Buljubasıc
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i1.2855

The Coronavirus pandemics, or the Covid-19, came as an unwelcomed guest who did not want to leave, where people until today do not know for sure all the ways it affects people's health and overall being. The year 2020 will be remembered as the one in which life almost stopped. A year full of losses that continue, from losing people dear to us, to losing jobs, opportunities, and freedom in almost every sense. This paper covers the consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak that it had on people, focusing on the job loss and unemployment, the healthcare opportunities and availabilities, the gender discrimination in the process of losing jobs, and the most importantly the psychological consequences people suffered from, due to isolation, inability to work and to provide.
Sefa Bulut, Reziyamu Maimaiti
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i1.2898

Working remotely was an option for the employees before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it's become a new working format and compulsory for the white collars to work at home. Even if it seems attractive at first look, the new format of working style actually has caused lots of problems especially on employees' mental health. The social life, private comfort zone, and working environment of the workers have mixed with each other and the equilibrium among them which gave certainty and predictability is totally broken now. Actually, the employees started to search for a new normal and balance in the pandemic. I am planning to focus on the new psychological problems that popped up in the pandemic with regard to remote working. Basing on four main feelings which are stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness, it is structured to focus on the problems which are the broken balance between work and family, the problem of workload and over-working, the future ambiguity about the career, and miscommunication, to analyze how these problems bring out mental health disorder. In the final part, I will try to give some suggestions on how to get over it or reduce it.
Asuquo Asuquo Udofia, Epiphania Emefa Bonsi, Gladstone Fakor Agbakpe, Emilia Asuquo Udofia
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i1.2544

The study examined the effect of pre-marital counseling on marital satisfaction and the relationship of three psychological variables, intimacy, self-esteem and locus of control among married couples who received marital counseling and married couples who did not receive marital counseling. The study employed a cross-sectional survey. Standardized questionnaires were used to assess all variables of interest. Data entry, validation and analysis was done using the Statistical Product and Services Solution software (SPSS version 25). The total number of study participants were 720. The sample was predominantly female, 430 (60%) and Christian, 675 (94%). Study participants who were married by ordinance comprised 400 (56%) and most of them attended pre-marital counseling 470 (65%) for at least five months (Mean, S.D. = 5.543.44). The results showed that couples who attended pre-marital counseling before marriage were more significantly satisfied with their marriages than those who did not attend pre-marital counseling before marrying [t(718) = 2.050, p<.05]. Intimacy and self-esteem significantly influenced marital satisfaction among married couples who received pre-marital counseling, whereas only intimacy had a significant influence among couples who did not receive pre-marital counseling. Pre-marital counseling should be encouraged in all counseling centers and churches.
Wenya Ma
Journal of Psychological Research, Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jpr.v3i1.2685

In a fast-paced career, employees are facing more and more pressure, and job burnout caused by long-term work pressure has become the main reason for many employees to leave. If the job burnout can’t be effectively resolved, it will have a great impact on personal future development and the good running of the enterprise. Starting from the perspective of organizational psychology, this study investigates 200 employees on their psychological contracts and job burnouts to discover the relationship between them that people are most concerned about at the moment, so as to propose some reasonable suggestions to improve the employee job burnout and enhance the mutual identification between employee and the company. The research results show that job burnout and psychological contract show a critically negative correlation; the stronger the psychological contract, the lower the probability of employee job burnout. In addition, the establishment of a strong psychological contract between the company and the employee can effectively reduce the employee’s job burnout, thereby ensuring the mutual benefit of the employee and the company.
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