Exploring the Concept of School Mental Health Based on the Prosper Model

Sigit Sanyata, Rita Eka Izzaty, Nanang Erma Gunawan
2019 KnE Social Sciences  
Thisresearchaimstoexploretheempiricaldataontheconceptofschoolmentalhealth through the PROSPER model in Indonesian schools, particularly those in Yogyakarta Special Region. This is preliminary research of a larger study that aims to develop a guidebook for positive mental health in school setting. There are five schools in one municipalityandfourregenciesrangingfromelementarytohighschoolsinvolvedinthis research. Students filled the modified PROSPER model instrument while the teachers and
more » ... eachers and principals were interviewed based on the model's dimensions. The obtained data were analyzed descriptively, and the results showed that most students agreed that their schools had met all the principles or indicators of the PROSPER model. Both the teachers and principals have administered the school policies based on merits and values which are in line with the PROSPER model. Although some elements embrace the dimensions, it seems that the implementation still has some obstacles, particularly the lack of resources to support the mental health system at school. This result may be used to develop a guidebook on how to formulate the school-based mental healthsystemthatplaysaroleinimprovingthepsychologicalwellbeingofthestudents.
doi:10.18502/kss.v3i17.4644 fatcat:e7bpaok5fzck3hueh2z4w5paaq