Date: 24th October,2023
Reporter：Tokyo Gakugei University School Health Development in Cambodia Marie Ueno
The International Sociological Association (XX ISA World Congress of Sociology) was held in Melbourne, Australia from June 25 to July 1, 2023.
The International Sociology of Association (ISA) consists of a number of Research Committees (RC). During the conference, researchers and students from all over the world present their research in sessions organized by their respective research committees.
I am a member of the Mental Health Committee of RC49, and I am presenting a paper entitled "The Association between Mental Health and Overall Health, Safety Behavior, and Social Relationships Among University Students in Cambodia".
This is an analysis of a student health survey in the Cambodian School Health Project that Tokyo Gakugei University is currently working on. The result of the analysis shows that low self-esteem of economic status, irregular eating habits, and few warm relationships are related to low mental health status among university students in Cambodia. In addition, about 80% of the students tended to have low general trust.
During the Q&A session, I was able to get questions and advice from new perspectives from people having different backgrounds in different countries. I would like to make use of this experience for future papers and for the Cambodian school health project.
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