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ERIC Number: EJ1105210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Promoting Physical and Mental Health among College Students: A Needs Assessment
Bezyak, Jill; Clark, Alena
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v30 n2 p188-192 2016
Purpose: To conduct an initial needs assessment of physical and mental health behavior among college students to improve understanding of physical and mental health needs among future helping professionals. Method: A sample of 24 undergraduate students was used to provide a description of mental health, physical activity, and healthy eating behaviors, along with interest in health promotion activities, during a 15-week course focused on promotion of physical and mental health. Results: Findings indicate current reports of depression, anxiety, and somatic symptoms, along with interest in strategies to decrease stress, increase physical activity, and improve eating habits. Conclusion: College curriculum must address physical and mental health needs to allow students to guard against future problems and adequately prepare for careers in helping professions.
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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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