Use of a Positive Psychology Intervention (PPI) to Promote the Psychological Well-Being and Academic Success of Children Living in Poverty (73193)

Session Information: Mind, Brain & Psychology
Session Chair: Joanna Kruk-Lasocka

Friday, 22 September 2023 16:00
Session: Session 4
Room: Eixample
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Poverty has a detrimental influence on psychological well-being and academic success of children; yet positive developmental outcomes among youth living in poverty have rarely been studied, especially in the rural areas of Vietnam. A large body of studies indicates that young people who grew up in disadvantaged socio-economic conditions have an increased risk of poor physical and mental health, behavioral problems, and low academic achievements. The objectives of this study are threefold: (1) to review research and theory from positive psychology as it bears on poverty; (2) to examine the feasibility of implementing the PROSPER framework (“Positivity, Relationships, Outcomes, Strengths, Purpose, Engagement, and Resilience”) to empower and foster academic success among Vietnamese children living in poverty; and (3) to describe the framework theory and implementation strategy and reflect on the challenges and lessons learned from applying this framework in the study context. Data were derived from semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 5 Catholic minority groups leaders, who play a prominent role in promoting the development of ethnic minority groups in the most rural parts of Vietnam. Results demonstrate the value and applicability of the PROSPER framework. The implications for further research and practices are discussed.

Anh Nguyen, University of Pennsylvania, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Anh Nguyen is a University Postgraduate Student at University of Pennsylvania in United States

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00