Enhancing College Students Well-being: The Psycho-Spiritual Well-Being Intervention


Authors: Singh, K., and Bandyopadhyay, S

Abstract

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of a fourteen-module video-recorded well-being intervention that incorporates relevant videos of Indian spiritual leaders and motivational speakers and adopts an edutainment approach. Its efficacy was examined through a web-based (n = 42), and two classroom-based-studies (n = 308; n = 112) in a sample of Indian undergraduate students. These studies assessed pre-post differences in positive (general well-being, mental well-being, thriving, peace of mind, harmony in life, resilience, and sat-chit-ananda) and negative indicators of well-being (depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms). A significant improvement was noted in four well-being indicators in all the three studies, namely mental well-being (d = 0.46–0.53), general well-being (d = 0.39–0.41), thriving (d = 0.33–0.41), and peace of mind (d = 0.37–0.47). The participants’ evaluation of the intervention was also analyzed. Overall, the results appear promising and may stimulate further investigations.

Singh, K., and Bandyopadhyay, S. (2020 ). Enhancing College Students Well-being: The Psycho-Spiritual Well-Being Intervention. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2020.1823294.