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A comprehensive study of mental health issues: impact on overseas university students

Purpose: This research aimed to find out the mental problems of overseas students and how they can remove it. Research Methodology: In-depth interview method was done on the basis of Google form. After the interview, it was interpreted by thematic analysis. Results: 80% of overseas students face mental health disorders. Limitations: A larger sample size, including students residing other parts of the country should be considered in future research. The result is also difficult to generalize due to the unequal participation of male and female respondents.  Contribution: This study can be useful in those universities where overseas students study. Keywords: Overseas, Mental health
Siti Alawiah Binti Siraj Fcca, Md. Tamiz Uddin, Imran Hossain Imon, Ather Yeasir Fahim, Md. Jahidul Islam, Tahamina Akter Riya, Afzal Hossain

Investigating the relationship between self-control and family factors in girls and boys with mental disabilities

Purpose: This study aimed to investigate self-control and the relationship between self-control and family factors in girls and boys with mental disabilities. Research methodology: The present study was conducted by a causal-comparative method with an applied nature in 2020. The statistical population of all primary school students in the schools of mentally disabled was the Tehran Exceptional Education Organization. Using cluster sampling method, 196 children were selected as the sample. The informed consent form for participation in the research was also obtained from the stakeholders. Measurement tools in this study were Gersham and Elliott (1990) Social Skills Rating Scale and Kendall and Wilcox (1979) Self-Control Scale. Results: The results of statistical analysis showed that there was no significant difference between the average self-control of children with mental disabilities based on the level of education of parents and the job of the head of the family that the need to educate parents of mentally disabled children regardless of class Socially confirms them in order to be aware of their children's abilities. In addition, the level of self-control in the two sexes was not significantly different and there was no significant difference between self-control at different ages and emphasizes their gender in special schools. Limitation: Conducting research in schools always faces problems due to the interference between research time and classroom time. Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be concluded that parental education has a significant role in advancing the goals of education and upbringing of exceptional children, including their self-control. Keywords: Restraint, Family factors, Children with mental disabilities
Akram Hafezi

Comparison of frontal lobe executive functions in hyperactive children and normal

Purpose: The study was conducted to compare the frontal lobe's executive functions in hyperactive and normal children. Research methodology: The study was conducted by a causal-comparative method with applied nature in 2020. The statistical population included all exceptional elementary school students in Tehran. Due to the fact that there are no accurate statistics on children with ADHD in the country and it is not possible to use a random sample for the statistical population,10 inactive students were selected for the experimental group and 10 as a control group. The informed consent form of the research was also taken from the sample. Measurement tools in this research, including four bender Gestalt tests, Stroop computer test, Wisconsin and Wechsler similarity subtests were used. Also, statistical analyzes were performed using SPSS25 software. Results: Overall, the findings of this study conclude that there is a significant difference between normal children and children with hyperactivity in terms of limb error, selective attention, ability to change attention and abstract thinking. In general, the results of multivariate analysis of variance show that there is a significant difference in test scores between people with ADHD and normal people in terms of frontal lobe executive functions. Limitation: The limitations of this study are the lack of similar articles in this field and the lack of participation of some patients in completing the questionnaires. Contribution: Respected educators are suggested to use new therapies to strengthen the abstract thinking of hyperactive children and provide them with the necessary training in this area. Keywords: Executive functions, Frontal lobe, Inactive children, Normal children
Akram Hafezi