New Voices in Psychology https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/NV <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> Unisa Press en-US New Voices in Psychology 1812-6731 Analysis of Sleep Quality and Positive and Negative Emotions among Trainee Nursing Students https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/NV/article/view/15682 <div> <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">Objective: To investigate the current situation of sleep quality and may analyse the correlation between sleep quality and positive and negative emotions. Methods Using the convenient sampling method, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality (PSQI) scale and the positive and negative emotion scale, we selected the nursing students who worked in a Grade A hospital in Beijing from July 2022 to January 2023. Results PSQI score (8.63 ± 4.06), factors score subjective sleep quality (1.49 ± 0.99), time to sleep (1.54 ± 0.9), sleep time (1.23 ± 0.93), sleep efficiency (1.27 ± 1.07), sleep disorder (1.02 ± 0.7), hypno-drugs (0.37 ± 0.81), daytime dysfunction (1.44 ± 0.8). Positive emotions (26.8 ± 5.61) and negative emotions (27.4 ± 2.74), Pearson correlation analysis found that except for "sleep time", positive emotions of trainee nursing students showed a significantly negative correlation with PSQI total score, subjective sleep quality, sleep time, sleep efficiency, sleep disorder, hypnotic medication, and daytime dysfunction; negative emotions positively correlated with seven factors and total PSQI score. Conclusion The sleep quality of nursing students is generally poor. Expressing positive emotions is conducive to improving the sleep quality of nursing students, and negative emotions reduce the sleep quality of nursing students.</span></p> </div> Liu Xiao Copyright (c) 2024 Liu Xiao https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-04-30 2024-04-30 12 pages 12 pages 10.25159/2958-3918/15682 Current Situation of Mental Health of Older Adults: A Case from Henan Province, China https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/NV/article/view/15657 <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> Xin Li Minerva B. De Ala Fengxia Wang Yi Zhang Copyright (c) 2024 Xin Li, Minerva B. De Ala , Fengxia Wang , Yi Zhang https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-04-16 2024-04-16 11 pages 11 pages 10.25159/2958-3918/15657 The Influence of Culture and Religion in Coping with a Mental Illness by the Residents of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/NV/article/view/16009 <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> Odwa Sikrweqe Ulricha De Klerk Yaseen Ally Copyright (c) 2024 Odwa Sikrweqe, Ulricha De Klerk , Yaseen Ally https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-04-04 2024-04-04 15 pages 15 pages 10.25159/2958-3918/16009 Implementing Guidelines to Manage Perinatal Depression: Exploration of the Healthcare Provider’s Perceptions https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/NV/article/view/16014 <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpFirst"><span lang="EN-GB">Perinatal mental health guidelines are still lacking in more than 80% of low- and middle-income countries. World Health Organization has outlined the importance of an evidence-informed approach for developing and sustaining high-quality integrated mental health services for women during the perinatal period.</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpMiddle"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Method: </span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">The study explored healthcare providers' perceptions of implementing guidelines to manage perinatal depression in primary healthcare settings in Namibia. A qualitative, explorative, descriptive, and contextual design was applied to collect data from a purposively selected sample of 12 healthcare providers. This involved two focus groups with healthcare providers. Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts was conducted simultaneously with data collection.</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpMiddle"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Findings: </span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">The study highlighted three major themes for successfully implementing the guidelines to manage perinatal depression: the significance of implementing the guidelines, integration of the guidelines into perinatal care settings, and barriers to implementing the guidelines.</span></p> </div> <div> <p class="AbstractCxSpLast"><strong><span lang="EN-GB">Conclusion: </span></strong><span lang="EN-GB">Healthcare providers were aware of poor maternal mental health provision within perinatal care settings and were ready to implement the guidelines to manage perinatal depression. Professional training and continuous education on perinatal depression are fundamental components in fostering quality of care and community awareness, as well as improving stigma within the community and healthcare providers.</span></p> </div> Saara Hatupopi Hellena Nuumbosho Matride Amwaalanga Copyright (c) 2024 Saara Hatupopi, Hellena Nuumbosho, Matride Amwaalanga https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-04-24 2024-04-24 18 pages 18 pages 10.25159/2958-3918/16014 Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre - A Short Psychological Review of the Book https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/NV/article/view/15679 <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> Sibani Londa Zungu Copyright (c) 2024 Sibani Londa Zungu https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-02-09 2024-02-09 3 pages 3 pages 10.25159/2958-3918/15679