Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Education Reform and Social Sciences (ERSS 2019)

Physical and Mental Wellness among Students: Comparison of State-Level Model High Schools and Regular High Schools in China

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Meixin Yu
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Meixin Yu
Available Online 12 December 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191206.022How to use a DOI?
Keywords
subjective well-being, physical well-being, high school type, China
Abstract
The relationship between physiological and psychological well-beings among adolescents has always been studied extensively by researchers, yet few researches focuses on the impact of contextual factors such as school type, and demographic factors such as gender on the relationship between physical and subjective well-beings in the context of the Chinese educational system. This study measures Chinese high students’ subjective well-being as measured by the Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS, Huebner, 2001) and physical well-being in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI). The impact of school type and gender are considered while investigating the relationship between the two measured variables. 331 high school students (58% regular high school, 60.4% female) ranging in age between 14 and 21 (M = 17.47) responded to the questionnaire. Results suggest high school type has a significant impact on students’ subjective well-being, and gender has a significant impact on BMI. Correlational analysis indicates that BMI is not correlated with subjective well-being. Findings are partially consistent with similar studies of adolescence’s well-beings. Reasons for unique findings are discussed with the consideration of the unique character of the Chinese education system.
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PY  - 2019
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TI  - Physical and Mental Wellness among Students: Comparison of State-Level Model High Schools and Regular High Schools in China
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