Role of School in Promoting Sustainable Mental Health of Students - A Qualitative Study

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Rajyasri Roy
Kanyashree College, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis (Science Publishing Group) 2021
7 : 2
55-60
10.11648/j.ijsqa.20210702.12
English
Rajyasri Roy. Role of School in Promoting Sustainable Mental Health of Students - A Qualitative Study, International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis. Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2021 , pp. 55-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsqa.20210702.12. Share Research.
Abstract
Every individual aspire to live a healthy and prosperous life free of diseases and disorders. Living a healthy life implies not necessarily a physical state of well-being, but also it includes one’s good mental health too. A person may be born with a predisposition to a mental health disorder or he or she may acquire disorders due to negative influences from environments during his or her lifetime. Therefore shaping someone’s state of mind in a positive way, addressing mental, emotional or behavioral problems from a very early age is extremely important. Quite naturally, influence of schools in this regard is immense and a supportive, flourishing school environment act to a great extent to promote mental health of a child positively. Present studyaims to understand and highlight key aspects from the responses that come up as specific measures or activities taken by school or teachers for good mental health of the children and also to find out different measures/activities taken by a school or the teachers for promotion of positive and sustainable mental health among the students The method employed being the Interview method and the tool used being the Questionnaire designed by the researcher for interviewing teachers in a high school. Interviews of five assistant teachers of the school were conducted based on the questionnaire prepared and their responses were noted on the questionnaire. Qualitative analysis of the quantitative interpretation of the data collected were discussed to achieve in depth understanding of the role played by school in promoting sustainable mental health of a student.
Mental Health Promotion, Corporal Punishment, Psychological Counseling, Sustainable Mental Health

Every individual aspire to live a healthy and prosperous life free of diseases and disorders. Living a healthy life implies not necessarily a physical state of well-being, but also it includes one’s good mental health too. A person may be born with a predisposition to a mental health disorder or he or she may acquire disorders due to negative influences from environments during his or her lifetime. Therefore shaping someone’s state of mind in a positive way, addressing mental, emotional or behavioral problems from a very early age is extremely important. Quite naturally, influence of schools in this regard is immense and a supportive, flourishing school environment act to a great extent to promote mental health of a child positively. Present studyaims to understand and highlight key aspects from the responses that come up as specific measures or activities taken by school or teachers for good mental health of the children and also to find out different measures/activities taken by a school or the teachers for promotion of positive and sustainable mental health among the students The method employed being the Interview method and the tool used being the Questionnaire designed by the researcher for interviewing teachers in a high school. Interviews of five assistant teachers of the school were conducted based on the questionnaire prepared and their responses were noted on the questionnaire. Qualitative analysis of the quantitative interpretation of the data collected were discussed to achieve in depth understanding of the role played by school in promoting sustainable mental health of a student.

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