Based on the previously described information, three research questions are developed. At first, it the recognition question “How can the client’s mental well-being be described?” will be answered. Evaluating the client’s psychological well-being appears advisable since Ms. R reports to feel tensed due to the high workload in her studies at the moment. Because her studies represent a major aspect of the client’s current life, it should be evaluated if the course of Health Sciences contributes to her well-being or if it depicts an overly serious stress factor. Moreover, the client’s well-being will be evaluated at the subjective request of Ms R. She currently feels happy with her life but would like to know if an objective test would reveal the same result.
Second, the recognition question “To what degree does the client experience stress?” will be clarified, since Ms R. indicates that she sometimes feels overstrained from her studies. Ms R. estimates the work load in her studies as high and occasionally experiences excessive demands when confronted with her study related duties. In addition, she feels stressed to finish the assignments accurately and in due time. Thus, it seems reasonable to measure the extent to which the client feels afflicted from her study. Finally, the recognition question “How can the personality of the client be described?” will be answered. It appears reasonable to analyse the individual’s personality, because this aspect represents the client’s personal request. Therefore, Ms R. is interested in learning more about her character and would like to know which personality traits make her to the person she is now.
1. How can the client’s mental well-being be described?
2. To what degree does the client experience stress?
3. How can the personality of the client be described?
Based on the research questions described previously, three hypotheses are established. First, it is assumed that the client’s psychological well-being can be classified as flourishing, since Ms R. does not indicate to suffer from a mental disorder and appears to have a high subjective well-being. Thus, she reports to generally enjoy her studies and to have pleasant relationships with her family, her friends and flatmates. Furthermore, Ms R. likes to do sport and to go out with her friends who describe her as humorous and open-minded for new people and situations. Second, it is expected that the client experiences an above average level of stress, because Ms R. describes to sometimes feel exhausted from the number of tasks she has to accomplish. In addition, she feels stress to finish all the assignments in a proper manner and before the deadline and pressurises herself to receive high grades. Third, it can be hypothesized that the client scores high on the extraversion scale, since Ms R. appears to have a wide social network and enjoys going out with her friends almost every weekend. She probably also scores high on conscientiousness, because she aims at finishing all her study related duties timely and properly and pressurizes herself to achieve high grades. Moreover, it is supposed that the client scores high on the emotionality scale, because Ms R. seems to feel easily stressed. She tends to engage in catastrophic thinking and believes that she will not be able to find an enjoyable workplace if she will not achieve sufficient grades. In these situations, the client seeks the emotional support, especially from her mother who often can hand out advice.
1. The client’s mental well-being can be described as flourishing.
2. The client experiences an above average level of stress.
3. The client scores high on extraversion, conscientiousness and emotionality.