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ERIC Number: ED527549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 172
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-0428-7
The Effects of a One-Semester Wellness Course on Student Perceptions of Success in College
Gober, Donna L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a full semester of wellness instruction on student perceptions, choices and self-reported behavioral outcomes as measured by eight factors associated with student success. A mixed-method study design was employed. The pre-test/post-test design was used for the quantitative portion of the study. Data reduction techniques were used to identify emergent themes from the qualitative responses. Students (n = 121) completed the College Success Factor Index (Hallberg, Hallberg, & Saur, 2003), a demographic survey, a post-course survey, and a written narrative to an open ended prompt. Significant results were found in five of the eight success factors measured on the CSFI. These included: control/responsibility, competition/collaboration, task precision/commitment, college involvement, and expectations. Other findings indicated students associated their participation in the course to learning outcomes in each of the eight factors. Emergent themes suggested student perceptions of their outlook on life, transition to college, relationships with others, physical fitness levels, self-learning and overall well-being were influenced through participation in the course. Lessons and activities associated with student outcomes were identified by students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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