New Voices in Psychology 2024-04-16T08:56:18+00:00 Lindiwe Zungu Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Open Access</strong></p> <p><em>New Voices in Psychology</em> aims to encourage the publication of cutting-edge research and innovative practical ideas in the disciplines of Psychology, Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences. Submissions are accepted from all over the world. </p> The Influence of Culture and Religion in Coping with a Mental Illness by the Residents of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. 2024-04-04T08:57:07+00:00 Odwa Sikrweqe Ulricha De Klerk Yaseen Ally <div> <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">Culture and Religion are significant constructs in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness, and acknowledging culture and religion is thus essential to effectively engage with all people seeking mental healthcare. This study sought to explore the role of culture and religion in coping with mental illness among people of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The study employed a quantitative exploratory-descriptive approach, with 101 participants taking an online questionnaire as a convenience sample. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The findings suggested that there is a link between religion/culture and how people cope with mental illnesses. The study's findings highlight the importance of public education initiatives that recognise and appreciate people's cultural variety and collaboration between traditional and medical experts.</span></p> </div> 2024-04-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Odwa Sikrweqe, Ulricha De Klerk , Yaseen Ally Current Situation of Mental Health of Older Adults: A Case from Henan Province, China 2024-04-16T08:56:18+00:00 Xin Li Minerva B. De Ala Fengxia Wang Yi Zhang <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpFirst"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Background:</span></strong><strong><span lang="EN-GB"> </span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">The population ageing</span> <span lang="EN-GB">process has changed the world</span><span lang="EN-US">’s </span><span lang="EN-GB">population composition. China's population is ageing rapidly, and many researchers have focused on the psychological problems of</span> <span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB">.</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpMiddle"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Objective: </span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">To investigate the current state of mental health of</span> <span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB"> in China, understand the current level of mental health of older adults in China and its influencing factors, provide a reference for the formulation of mental health intervention measures, and scientifically protect the mental health of older adults.</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpMiddle"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Methods</span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">: Convenience sampling was used to select 196 older people aged 60 and above in the Central Plains of China as the research objects. The questionnaire survey method was used to investigate the mental health status of</span> <span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB">.</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpMiddle"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Results: </span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">Among the 196 older people, 145 had no psychological symptoms, accounting for 74.0%; 45 had mild psychological symptoms, accounting for 23.0%; 4 had moderate psychological symptoms, accounting for 2.0%; 2 had severe psychological symptoms, accounting for 1.0%. There were statistically significant differences in the mental health scores among</span> <span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB"> with different ages, marital statuses, number of chronic diseases</span><span lang="EN-US">,</span><span lang="EN-GB"> and economic income (<em>P</em>&lt;0.05).</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpLast"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Conclusion</span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">: The mental health status of</span> <span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB"> in China is average. Age, marital status, number of chronic diseases, and income level impact the mental health of</span> <span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB">. The whole society should pay attention to the mental health of</span><span lang="EN-GB">older adults</span><span lang="EN-GB">.</span></p> </div> 2024-04-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Xin Li, Minerva B. De Ala , Fengxia Wang , Yi Zhang Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre - A Short Psychological Review of the Book 2024-02-09T07:51:40+00:00 Sibani Londa Zungu <p style="font-weight: 400;">Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre is a philosophical novel that explores daily life through the lens of existentialism. The story follows a broken man named Antoine Roquentin, a historian afraid of his existence living in a French seaport town, as he grapples with feelings of alienation and the meaninglessness of human existence.</p> 2024-02-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Sibani Londa Zungu