Curricular Content for Pupils’ Mental Health

  •  Seyed Ebadi    
  •  Narges Keshtiaray    
  •  Asghar Aghaei    
  •  Alireza Yousefy    


Present-day curricular designs have to take the pupils’ psychological needs in account, thus becoming melodies of mental health and happiness for the next generation. Emphasizing the findings from previous investigations using the research synthesis methodology, the present study has been conducted aiming at achieving some integrative knowledge under the inclusive title of “Mental Health Improvement-based Curricular Content.” Goal-oriented homogeneous sampling method was applied in order to select 100 research papers from Iranian scholars on the subject of pupils’ mental health improvement using accredited databases between 2005 and 2016. Data analysis using open subject coding encompassing three stages, namely open, axial, and selective coding, indicated that a curriculum with contents in two overall categories of mental health literacy (optimism and positive thinking; socialization; monotheistic life; happiness; self-efficacy; self-awareness and self-actualization & …) and mental health skills (emotions management, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, adaptability, tolerance, and finally & ...) has to be designed in order to improve the pupils’ mental health.

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