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ERIC Number: ED399229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Health Knowledge and Behavior Four Years Later.
Lottes, Christine R.
This document reports on a study to analyze the success of a revised health/wellness course at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania). The research focused on two questions: (1) what increased knowledge and behavioral change students report once they have completed their health course; and (2) after a period of time, what students will say about the effectiveness of their health classes in knowledge gained and behaviors changed. When the senior class of 1995 entered college as freshmen in 1991, all were enrolled in the redesigned health class (N=423) which emphasized a discussion-oriented curriculum. Students were surveyed at the end of the course and again four years later to see if they were pursuing healthy lifestyles. Respondents in 1995 (27 percent, N=114) indicated that the course made a positive difference in three areas: knowing where to go on campus for help with academic or personal issues, encouragement to reach out to teachers, and getting to know other students. The top five health areas in which students reported behavioral changes in both 1991 and 1995 were time management, fitness, goal setting, nutrition, and stress reduction. These were also the areas seniors in the 1995 survey listed as "becoming aware of and would like to act on, but haven't," and are important areas to focus on when working with college students to change their behavior. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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