Effect of an Integrative Online Program Based on Positive Psychology on Enhancing Psychological Well-Being and Resilience Among Undergraduate Students Who do not Actively Seek Mental Health Services

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Bhongmart Thongchua
Sittiporn Kramanon
Narulmon Prayai


This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of an integrative online program based on positive psychology in enhancing the psychological well-being and resilience of undergraduate students who do not actively seek mental health services. A quasi-experimental research design was utilized, recruiting 238 participants from the population of undergraduate students aged 18–24. All participants scored below the 50th percentile on the Psychological Well-Being and Resilience Scale and did not actively seek mental health services. Participants were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group, with 119 participants in each group. The research instruments consist of 1) the Thai version of the Psychological Well-Being Scale, 2) the Thai version of the Resilience Scale, and 3) an integrative online program based on positive psychology. Data analysis was conducted using one-way repeated MANOVA and two-way repeated MANOVA. The results revealed that: (1) the posttest and follow-up scores on psychological well-being and resilience were significantly higher in the experimental group compared to their pretest scores (p < .05); (2) the posttest and follow-up scores on psychological well-being and resilience in the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group (p < .05). This study demonstrates the efficacy of an integrative online program based on positive psychology in enhancing the psychological well-being and resilience of undergraduate students who do not seek mental health services. The findings highlight the potential of online positive psychological activities for promoting well-being and resilience among undergraduate students.

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Thongchua, B., Kramanon, S., & Prayai, N. (2023). Effect of an Integrative Online Program Based on Positive Psychology on Enhancing Psychological Well-Being and Resilience Among Undergraduate Students Who do not Actively Seek Mental Health Services. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(4), 2118–2138. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jmhs1_s/article/view/265972
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