Commentary on promoting the mental health and wellbeing benefits of using student response systems (SRS) in higher education: more than just a learning device

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    Abstract

    Purpose
    This commentary discusses the broader potential of student response systems (SRS) regarding their positive impact on student mental health and wellbeing. The purpose of this paper is to draw on relevant literature to illustrate the wider social and intrapersonal benefits of SRS beyond its use as an educational tool.

    Design/methodology/approach
    Tenets of social information processing theory are used in conjunction with the literature from health, sociological and psychological disciplines to explicate the mental health benefits of SRS.

    Findings
    SRS can make a positive contribution students’ mental health and wellbeing, thus assisting the broader pastoral support and employability frameworks of higher education institutions.

    Originality/value
    An original perspective on the use of SRS in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of university students.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMental Health and Social Inclusion
    Early online date19 May 2023
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 May 2023

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