Mental Health of First Year College Students from the Psychoanalytic Approach of Cencillo

Raluca Tomsa, Vicente Ortiz, Javier Sedano, Cristina Jenaro
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
There is a scarcity of studies taking a psychoanalytic perspective on college students' psychological adjustment. Our aim was to assess the degree of psychological adjustment of one hundred and thirty seven first-year college students using assessment tools from different psychological orientations: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Goldberg Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). In addition, we used ISMOS (Ortiz & Sedano, 2012) a recently constructed questionnaire which
more » ... questionnaire which evaluates the psychological adjustment according to Cencillo's psychoanalytic principles. Significant and medium-high associations were obtained between measures. A small but significant group of first year students presented higher scores denoting psychological distress.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.03.323 fatcat:lrv3c2slajcc3ffpqgsbdobrji