The seventh edition of the world congress will be held in virtual format from July 15-17, 2021.   

IPPA, International Positive Psychology Association, is one of the most renowned international congresses in the field of positive psychology and education. The central theme of this seventh edition is “Well-being for all“, which according to Dr. Michael Steger, director of IPPA, means “broadening the science of well-being and happiness to try to include all voices and all perspectives on what it means to lead a worthwhile life”. Thus for him this concept represents “building, honing and using skills and knowledge of each other to help address the many challenges we face today as a global community, and threaten people’s well-being.” Leading experts in the science, practice and education of positive psychology and well-being from around the world are expected to gather to share knowledge, experiences and research projects on this subject.

Kronikgune will participate in the colloquium organized by the partners from the European project  UPRIGHT. Under the title “UPRIGHT – Universal Preventive Resilience Intervention Applied Globally in Schools to Improve and Promote Adolescent Mental Health“, Kronikgune will present the mental health outcomes of the sample of adolescents (12-14 years old) from five European countries that have participated in the project, as well as the preliminary results of the impact that COVID-19 has generated on the mental health of these adolescents. With a presentation entitled “Adolescent mental health in Europe in turbulent times“, he will share the preliminary results obtained from the intervention carried out during 2018 and 2019, in which a representative sample of 3767 adolescents attending schools in 5 European countries, self-completed a battery of psychometrically sound questionnaires to assess both their degree of mental health and their degree of poor mental health and behavioral problems. Mental health scores included well-being, personal resilience, school resilience, and health-related quality of life, while poor mental health scores included anxiety, depression, and perceived stress.  Once the data was collected, descriptive analyses of their mental health and behavioral problems were conducted and will be displayed during the symposium.

If you are interested in learning more about the UPRIGHT symposium click here or visit the official IPPA conference website.

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