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ERIC Number: ED419448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55014-283-6
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The Health of First Year Students. Working Paper.
Grayson, J. Paul
This study examined the self-assessed health status of college freshmen at York University (Ontario, Canada), a large commuter university in metropolitan Toronto, through an end-of-year survey of 1,856 first-year students. Results were compared with responses of undergraduate students at six other Canadian universities and with findings from the 1991 Canadian Social Survey of the self-assessed health of the 18- to 24-year-old population in general. Results indicated that the self-assessed health of York first-year students was lower than that of Canadian undergraduates in general and lower than that of the general population in the 18- to 24-year age category. Possible reasons for this finding is that female students and those of Chinese origin tend to have lower self-evaluated health than other students, and that family, financial, and social stresses may also contribute to lower levels of self-assessed health. Among various first-year experiences, only involvement in sports and classroom involvement appeared to contribute to good self-assessed health. Tables and an appendix provide study details. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Institute for Social Research, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 ($12.50 Canadian dollars).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: York Univ., Toronto (Ontario). Inst. for Social Research.