04 Mar '11, 11pm

Singapore in Brief | Mental well-being scale designed with local factors in mind

A locally developed mental well-being scale was launched on Friday by the Health Promotion Board (HPB). According to the HPB, international scales, while helpful, did not take into account local factors like values, culture and multi-ethnicity. The Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale, developed by Nanyang Technological University's psychology department, uses five aspects which were deemed to define mental well-being among Singapore residents: Self-esteem, social connectedness, emotional intelligence, resilience and cognitive efficacy. The HPB's mental well-being study showed that Singapore residents placed greater emphasis on social connectedness - their mental well-being was inter-dependent with positive relationships with their family, friends and colleagues. In the next three months, the HPB will be working with trade associations and the Singapore National Employers Fede...

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