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Body and Health, Mind and Wellness II: The Mechanisms Behind the Effects of a Psycho-Educative Intervention

Romo-González T.1,, Enríquez-Hernández CB.2, Riego-Azuara NA.2, Sánchez-Gracida OD.2, López-Mora G.2, Gantiva C.3, Esquivel-Velázquez M.4, Larralde C.4

1Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas,Universidad Veracruzana,Xalapa, Veracruz, México

2Facultad de Enfermería,Universidad Veracruzana,Veracruz, México

3Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Bogotá, Colombia

4Departamento de Inmunología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2013, 1(5), 67-76. DOI: 10.12691/rpbs-1-5-2
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

Recent research performed on students of Universidad Veracruzana (UV), revealed a diversity of problems that affect both their academic performance and well-being. Previously, we developed a Psycho-Educative Intervention (PEI) to improve the Health and Wellness of the students of UV and evaluated their effects. To identify the mechanisms behind the effects of PEI, a Pearson’s correlation test was made among all the Variables scores of the participants Before and After PEI, as well as between Variables within Before PEI and within After PEI. A complex network associating all PE Variables was found, with Thinking as the principal hub and Communicating, Breathing, Transcending, Finding Meaning, Playing/Working and Self-Responsibility and Love as secondary hubs, ruling the PE Status of an individual. This organization of the Variables could facilitate the design of strategies to improve or degrade the PE Status of an individual depending on the protective or risky nature of the stimulus.

Keywords:

health, wellness, college students, psycho-educative intervention, psycho-emotional network
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