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ERIC Number: EJ1140998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
"Borrowing Happiness from the Future": Exploring College Students' Own Experiences on Health-Related Lifestyles
Chen, Hsin-Yu; Yarnal, Careen; Bram, Barry
Journal of College and Character, v18 n2 p112-129 2017
Combining the theory of emerging adulthood with self-authorship, the authors utilized students' reflection papers (n = 111) to explore their current lifestyles and reasons behind behavioral changes. Decreased physical activity, increased substance use, irregular sleep patterns, and unhealthy dietary habits emerged after students transitioned to college. These shifts reflect the complex interplay among changes in living environment and interpersonal relationships, time and finance allocation, and interrelated behaviors. The study demonstrates that integrating a three-phase time diary project with cognitive learning elements prompts self-awareness about students' own lifestyles and motivates them to become healthier. These findings may help college administrators refine health promotion programs and demonstrate the time diary's value in offering students an opportunity to examine their lifestyles.
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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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