Welcome to Francis Academic Press

International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(15); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.051523.

A Study on the Current Situation of Positive Psychological Quality of Student Leader in Colleges and Universities: A Case Study of Guangxi a Vocational Education College


Yujie Huang1,2, Thayata Rattanaphinyowanich1, Tanaput Chancharoen1, Nuttamon Punchatree1

Corresponding Author:
Yujie Huang

1Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

2Guangxi Vocational University of Agriculture, Nanning, China


As the strong core of the student body, student leaders in colleges and universities originate from and represent students, and their unique centripetal and rallying power, cultivating positive psychological qualities of student leaders in colleges and universities is conducive to giving full play to the pioneering role of role models and infecting other students with their own personality and moral values, and teaching them by example. In the late 20th century, the American psychologist Martin Seligman founded the positive psychology, which emphasizes the positive perspective of psychology and believes that discovering and giving full play to human strengths and virtues is an important means to stimulate individual motivation and improve happiness. This reveals that in the management process of student leaders, we should change our perspective to investigate the current situation of positive psychological qualities of college students, and propose a targeted and reasonable cultivation path to promote the cultivation of creative talents with sound personality according to their abilities. In this study, by using the Positive Psychological Quality Scale for Chinese College Students developed by Chinese scholars, Prof. Meng Wanjin and Guan Qun, 303 student leaders of different majors were selected from the author's university to conduct a questionnaire survey, and 301 valid samples were obtained. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) The overall positive psychological quality of student leaders was good, and the scores of all six dimensions were higher than the Chinese norm. The highest scores among the six dimensions of positive psychological quality were 3.80 for the interpersonal dimension and 3.80 for the transcendence dimension (both scores were the same), the last ranked mean score was 3.58 for the moderation dimension, and the scores of other dimensions were 3.64 for the awareness dimension, 3.79 for the emotion dimension, and 3.74 for the justice dimension, with an overall comprehensive mean score of 3.72. (2) The interpersonal dimension was significantly higher for male student leaders than for female student leaders, and there were no significant differences in other dimensions. (3)There were minor differences in the dimensions across grades among this group of student leaders surveyed, but none of them were significant.


positive psychology, student leaders, status survey

Cite This Paper

Yujie Huang, Thayata Rattanaphinyowanich, Tanaput Chancharoen, Nuttamon Punchatree. A Study on the Current Situation of Positive Psychological Quality of Student Leader in Colleges and Universities: A Case Study of Guangxi a Vocational Education College. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 15: 142-148. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.051523.


[1] Shi Guoliang. Theoretical thinking on the work of student leaders in colleges and universities. Research on Ideological Education, 2008(01), 56-59. 

[2] Seligman M. E., & Csikszentmihalyi M. Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychological Association. 2000 Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 5

[3] Jia Xinchao, Sun Ke. Positive psychology stories written for children: 24 advantageous personalities for children. National New Bibliography, 2022(11), 122-123.

[4] Fu Chunjie, Fu Lesi, Ling Wenchen. Discussion on Strategies for Improving Employee Happiness in Banking Industry: Based on the Perspective of Positive Psychology. Modern Management Science, 2014 (01), 93-95.

[5] Cao Qian, Lin Na, Li Zhenwei. Effective application of positive psychology in business management. Psychology Monthly, 2021, 16(23), 235-237. DOI: 10.19738/j.cnki.psy. 2021.23.085 

[6] Huang Hongqiang, and Zhao Guoxiang." A Study on the Leadership Competence Structure of student leaders in Higher Education." Psychological Research 2.04 (2009): 88-93.

[7] Guan Qun, Meng Wanjin. Report on the compilation of the quality table of positive psychology products for Chinese college students. China Special Education, 2009(08), 71-77.

[8] Li ZW & Zhang WG. Exploring the positive qualities of contemporary college students--Analysis of the survey based on the perspective of positive psychology. Henan Social Science 2011(06), 119-121.

[9] Lin, S.J. & Zhou, M.H. A study on the status of positive psychological quality of higher vocational students and countermeasures. China Special Education 2012(02), 89-93.

[10] Bao Mengke, Che Liping. Research on the cultivation path of positive psychological qualities of college students in the new era [J/OL]. Journal of Shanghai University of Technology (Social Science Edition):1-6 [2023-03-14]. http://kns.cnki.net/kcms/detail/31.1853.C.20230227.1326.002.html.

[11] Shen Wudan, Li Honghan & Wu Chunying. Analysis of factors affecting interpersonal relationships among college students. Journal of Psychiatry 2007(01), 30-34.

[12] Deng Qiyin & Zhang Na. The current situation of positive psychological quality of students in higher education institutions and the improvement strategy of mental health education model. Henan Agriculture 2022(33), 12-14. doi: 10.15904/j.cnki.hnny. 2022.33.023.

[13] Song W.W. & Wu L.L. A study on the development of positive psychological qualities and educational countermeasures of art college students in colleges and universities. China Special Education 2013(04), 72-77.