Original Research - Special Collection: Culture and Psychology Education

The influence of cultural identity education on students’ positive psychology

Meili He
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 79, No 4 | a8886 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v79i4.8886 | © 2023 Meili He | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 April 2023 | Published: 23 August 2023

About the author(s)

Meili He, College of Marxism, Guangxi University of Science and Technology, Liuzhou, China; and, Institute of International Education, New Era University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The aim of this study was to Analysed the influence of Chinese traditional culture identity education on the positive psychology of university students. The study selected 200 students as the research object and divided into experimental group and control group. The students in the experimental group received traditional cultural identity education courses combined with practical activities, while the control group implemented conventional courses. After implementing the program, students’ learning efficiency is significantly improved and their learning anxiety is reduced. The learning effectiveness, cultural identity, and interpersonal communication barriers of the experimental group students have all improved, and the improvement in positive psychological status of the experimental group is significantly higher than that of the control group. The difference between the two groups is statistically significant. Chinese culture has a long history and contains profound life truth and positive thoughts. Good traditional cultural identity education can cultivate college students’ correct political position and establish correct outlook on life, values and the world. This study showed effective cultural identity education and practical activities in colleges and universities can effectively promote the cultivation of students’ positive psychology, improve students’ self-confidence and enhance national pride.

Contribution: The result of this study is applicable for scholars in the field of psychology of religion and the sociology of religion, as well as cultural studies and public theology.


cultural identity; positive psychology; practice; curriculum; interpersonal communication

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