Exploring the Impact of Positive and Negative Affect on Mental Health among Students with Disabilities

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Suneel Kumar
Rahul Kumar


Background This study investigates the intricate relationship between positive and negative affect and its impact on the mental health of students with disabilities. Despite the growing recognition of the importance of mental health among this demographic, limited research has focused on the role of affect in shaping their mental health.

Methods Drawing upon a sample of 105 students with various disabilities, data was collected through self-report measures assessing positive and negative affect as well as mental health outcomes. Utilizing quantitative analysis, t-tests, ANOVA and correlation models were employed to examine the associations between affect and mental health indicators.

Results Preliminary findings suggest that positive affect is significantly correlated with better mental health outcomes, including lower levels of depression and anxiety, while negative affect demonstrates the opposite pattern. Furthermore, certain disability types may moderate these relationships, highlighting the nuanced nature of affect and mental health within this population.

Conclusion These results underscore the importance of considering both positive and negative affect in interventions aimed at promoting mental well-being among students with disabilities. Implications for research and practice are discussed, emphasizing the need for tailored interventions that address the unique affective experiences of this population to enhance their overall mental health and academic success.

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Suneel Kumar, & Rahul Kumar. (2023). Exploring the Impact of Positive and Negative Affect on Mental Health among Students with Disabilities. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(8s), 894–899. https://doi.org/10.53555/jrtdd.v6i8s.2802
Author Biographies

Suneel Kumar

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP. India, 221005

Rahul Kumar

Department of Education, Faculty of Education, Banaras Hindu University, UP. India