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Wellbeing

Wellbeing is the presence of a positive quality and state of a person's life.

Physical Wellness

Physical wellness involves the continuous maintenance and care of the body in order to support the quality and performance of bodily functions.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify benefits of properly taking care of their body.
  • Students will identify strategies to properly take care of their body.
  • Students will identify physical symptoms of anxiety, stress, or depression.
  • Students will identify health and wellness resources that can support different physical wellness challenges.
  • Students will increase the value they place on properly taking care of their body.
  • Students will increase their self-efficacy to make positive changes to their physical wellness.
  • Students will increase their positive behaviors to properly take care of their body.
Social Wellbeing

Social wellbeing concerns how well an individual is connected to others, in intimate and non-intimate ways, within their communities.

A Interpersonal Functioning

Able to communicate and relate well to family, friends, and groups.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify and implement strategies to regulate their emotions.
  • Students will increase self-efficacy to develoop and maintain intimate and non-intimate relationships.
  • Students will increase their emotional intelligence.
  • Students will accurately and coherently explain a topic, or idea, or feeling.
  • Students will identify active listening skills.
  • Students will listen actively and attentively.
  • Students will consider the interests and perspectives of others when communicating interpersonally.
  • Students will identify strategies to mediate and resolve conflicts.
  • Students will increase their self-efficacy to mediate and resolve conflicts.
  • Students will demonstrate successful strategies to mediate and resolve conflicts.

B Community Wellbeing

The combination of how people are supported by and contribute to the process of shaping their environment.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Students will increase their sense of belonging at Appalachian State University.
  • Students will recognize how their actions (or lack thereof) impact their communities.
  • Students will increase their self-efficacy to engage within their communities.
  • Students will increase the value they place on engaging within their communities.
  • Students will increase their level of community engagement.
  • Students will increase their level of civic engagement.
Psychological Wellbeing

Psychological wellbeing is the pursuit of happiness and satisfaction in one's life, and attaining personal development, self-acceptance, environmental mastery, purpose in life, and interpersonal functioning.

A Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance is the act of viewing the self and the accumulation of past experiences as adequate or suitable.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify strategies to increase self-acceptance.
  • Students will increase their feelings of self-acceptance.
  • Students will implement strategies to increase self-acceptance.

B Environmental Mastery

Environmental mastery is an individual's ability to choose or create surroundings or conditions suitable to their positive mental health.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify environmental factors that significantly impact their mental health.
  • Students will identify environmental factors that are within their control to support their positive mental health.
  • Students will recognize the importance of the environment on the mental health of self and others.
  • Students will implement a plan to change their environment to promote their positive mental health.

C Purpose in Life

The definition and learning outcomes are currently being developed by the Division's Wellbeing Assessment Fellows.

Help-Seeking

Help-seeking is the process of looking for resources for information or strategies that will assist in working through a challenge or task.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify the process for successfully seeking help.
  • Students will increase their desire to seek help despite barriers.
  • Students will articulate the personal challenge or task that would benefit from help.
  • Students will identify and evaluate resources that can help address a personal challenge or task
  • Students will seek help despite barriers.
  • Students will utilize help despite barriers.