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ERIC Number: EJ1010458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1940-1639
Intervention for Positive Use of Leisure Time among College Students
Yarnal, Careen; Qian, Xinyi; Hustad, John; Sims, Damon
Journal of College and Character, v14 n2 p171-176 May 2013
College student excessive alcohol use is a pressing public health concern, and many of the negative events associated with heavy drinking occur during leisure or free time. Positive use of leisure can lead to coping skills, stress reduction, and healthy development. Negative use of leisure, including heavy alcohol use, is associated with physical inactivity, stress, and short- and long-term health concerns. The authors contend that using the classroom context to help college students understand why it is beneficial to engage in positive leisure pursuits and how that engagement will promote personal growth is of critical importance to healthy development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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