Discussion on the Status Quo of Vocational College Students’ Self-Image and its Improvement Strategies
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Ideological and political education
Mental health education
Multi-channel improvement



Submitted : 2023-12-19
Accepted : 2024-01-03
Published : 2024-01-18


An individual’s self-image is a multi-dimensional and multi-structural concept. Its internal dimensions include ability, knowledge, values, personality, and temperament, and its external dimensions are physical appearance, behavior, and clothing. A good image will have a positive impact both in life and at work. We will choose appropriate clothing and makeup to modify the external image and cultivate positive qualities such as correct values and an optimistic attitude towards life to enhance internal dimensions. Among them, “personality” and “ability” mostly belong to the research category of mental health education, and “values” fit in the research field of ideological and political education. Ideological and political education and mental health education are both important components of higher education, which show similarities between them. Ideological and political education and mental health education can complement each other in many ways to enhance students’ self-image.


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