The Effectiveness of Table Games on Enhancing Adult Workplace Mental Health (70042)

Session Information:

Friday, 26 May 2023 15:15
Session: Poster
Room: Room 701
Presentation Type:Poster Presentation

Table games are wildly applied in adolescent social work and child counseling, but there are relatively few studies discussing their effectiveness in enhancing adult workplace mental health. Therefore, this study intends to use table games as the research tool to investigate the workplace workers’ physical and psychological health improvement after participating in a series of table game intervention. An experimental method (single-group pre- and post-test design) supplemented with in-depth interviews was adopted. All 20 participants are workplace workers aged from 20. In accordance with relevant literature, we designed four sets of table games as the research tools to implement in a game counseling program for four sessions, between sessions has one week interval. After 20 subjects were recruited on the internet, a pre-test (Occupational Stress Scale) was conducted before the first table game session. The same scale was conducted to all subjects after four interventions finished (the post-test). The effect of table game interventions were estimated by the pre- and post-test differences. We also selected 5 subjects who appeared serious physical and/or mental imbalance by the pre-test as our focus subjects. The in-depth one-to-one interview was applied to get more thorough understanding of the table games’ function on physical and mental health improvement. Preliminary findings demonstrate that: (1) table games are effective in improving adults’ mental health; (2) table games are also effective in improving adults’ workplace conditions, such as job engagement, interpersonal relationship, work stress coping, and organizational identity. Suggestions based on these findings are also discussed.

Yung-Chieh Chao, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Tzu-Ling Lai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Yung-Chieh Chao is a Business Employee at Actionlife Company Limited in Taiwan

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00