Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (2): 201-207.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2015.02.011

• Orginal Article • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Impact of Comprehensive Psychological Training on Mental Health of Recruits in Xinjiang

Shi-ying LÜ1,2, Lan ZHANG1,2()   

  1. 1Department of Psychology,Normal College of Shihezi University,Shihezi,Xinjiang 832003,China
    2Application of Psychological Research Center of Shihezi University,Shihezi,Xinjiang 832003,China
  • Received:2014-09-01 Online:2015-02-28 Published:2015-05-01
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(31160202)

Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine the effect of comprehensive psychological training on the mental health of recruits and to provide basis for promoting mental health among recruits in Xinjiang.MethodsFrom September to December,2013,a convenience sampling was used to select 613 recruits from Xinjiang.These recruits were assigned to the training group(n=306)and the control group(n=307).The Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire,the Questionnaire of Armymen’s Emotion Regulation Types and the Chinese Military Personnel Social Support Scale were used to evaluate the levels of mental health at the baseline and at the end of comprehensive psychological training.ResultsAfter comprehensive psychological training,the negative coping style score of the training group were significantly lower than the control group(P=0.000),and there were difference in cognitive focus(P=0.000)and behavior restrain(P=0.005);also,there was significant difference in social support scale(P<0.05).The coping style showed positive correlation with emotion regulation and all factors(P<0.05).Social support and all factors was positively correlated with positive coping style(P<0.05)and negatively correlated with negative coping style(P<0.05).Social support and all factors showed positive correlation with affective appeal and self comfort(P<0.05)and negative correlation with congnitive focus and behavior restrain(P<0.05).As shown by stepwise regression analysis,the positive and negative coping styles had statistically significant impacts on cognitive focus,affective appeal,behavior restrain,and self comfort(all P<0.05).ConclusionComprehensive psychological training is useful in improving the mental health of recruits.

Key words: psychological training, recruits stationed in Xinjiang, levels of mental health, coping styles, emotion regulation, social support

CLC Number: