Wellbeing

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

Autonomy is the ability to carry out activities on one's own without needing the approval, reassurance, or affection of others.

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

Interpersonal Functioning

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

Intended 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.
Community Wellbeing

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

Intended 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 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.

Self-Acceptance

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

Intended 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.
Environmental Mastery

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

Intended 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.
Purpose in Life

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

An ongoing process of using coping skills, goal-setting skills and help-seeking skills to respond well to adversity and ultimately thrive.

Coping Skills

Coping skills are learned and honed strategies that reduce the "physical, emotional, and psychological burden that is linked to stressful life events and daily hassles" (Snyder & Dinoff, 1999, p. 5).

Intended Outcomes

Learning outcomes are currently being developed by the Division's Personal Development Assessment Fellows.

Goal Setting

A definition and intended outcomes for Goal Setting are currently being developed by the Division's Personal Development 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.

Intended 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.

 

View the Wellbeing events and programs on Engage that are provided by the division or student organizations that the division advises.

 Thank you to educators across the division who serve as Wellbeing Assessment Fellows.