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Factors that influence Psychosocial Health

Internal and extrenal factors influencing psychosocial health, considering how they may affect you or someone you know.

      Psychosocial health is how we see live and our experiences. We are affected by experiences in two ways, through external influences, and internal influences. The external influences are the parts of life that we have no control over, for example where we grow and who raises us.

        An important aspect of the external factors of psychosocial health is your family. Children who grow up in a happy family wil have more chances of becoming a successful adult. However, kids that grow up in families with violence, negative behaviors, distrust, anger, dietary deprivation, drug abuse, parental problems, sexual, physical or emotional abuse are more likely to have problems to deal with life. Families in which these sort of things happen are called dysfunctional families.  On the other hand, not all children that grow up in these type of unions have a hard time, just like not all kids who grow up in happy families become well adjusted.

       There are also other parts of the external factors, like the environment you live in.  Things like constant stress and pressure can cause big problems.  If a person lives in a place where they’re exposed to drugs, crime, violent acts and other things can happen to anyone. However it is proven that having a positive attitude, a positive role model, or high self esteem and self regard in a time of problems can help you remain healthy and in tune.

        Having open access to services of help can also beneficial. These programs or services can help maintain a healthy psychosocial mind. Trained counselors, therapists, or help groups are also benevolent.  Social relationships are also important to have a healthy psychosocial spirit.

       The internal factors of psychosocial health are also important. This part is harder to see because it is what is inside you. Some of them are, hereditary traits, hormonal functioning, physical health status, physical fitness level, and mental and emotional health. If something bad happens to any of these factors, in can decrease the wellness of anyone psychosocial health.

       Peoples expectations and successes are part of internal factors, anything that has to do with your values and internal peace. Having personal control, is important to have a health internal psychosocial health. Self efficacy is important, which is a person’s belief about whether he or she can successfully engage. Some people have learned helpless ness with is when they give up in trying to become better and succeed.  Your personality has to dot with all this, because depending on how mentally strong you are, internal things affect you. These are the key elements that people with good psychosocial health have: extraversion, ability to adapt to social situation; agreeableness, the ability to demonstrate friendly compliance; openness to experience; emotional stability; and conscientiousness.


Health 10 - Pd. 5