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ERIC Number: EJ1091095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
Perceptions of Campus Climates for Civic Learning as Predictors of College Students' Mental Health
Mitchell, Joshua J.; Reason, Robert D.; Hemer, Kevin M.; Finley, Ashley
Journal of College and Character, v17 n1 p40-52 2016
This study explored whether three broad areas promoted students' mental health: perceptions of the climate related to civic learning, experiences on campus, and civic engagement. Campus climates for civic learning including the development of ethical and moral reasoning and the importance of contributing to community were the strongest predictors of students' mental health scores. Additional predictors included experiences that develop skills to change society for the better, and a well-developed ability to consider ethical and moral consequences of actions. Civic engagement through participation in community service was a significant, although weak, predictor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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