The pathways in the formation of differences in college students’ mental health and its mechanisms
【Abstract】Using structural equation model, this paper examined the differences in mental health among college students from families with different socio-economic status, and the influencing pathways and mechanisms of family socio-economic status on college students’ mental health. According to the results, there were significant differences in the depression level of college students from families with different socio- economic status. Social capital and self-efficacy were two important mediating factors. This further confirmed that mental health status was the result of a combination of socio-economic factors and mental mechanisms. The prevention and intervention of college students’ depression should not only focus on the cognitive and psychological mechanism behind it, but also take into account the socio-economic status of college students’ family, social capital and other factors.
【Keywords】 college students; differences in mental health; depression; family socio-economic status;
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