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ERIC Number: EJ784876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Perceived Problem Solving, Stress, and Health among College Students
Largo-Wight, Erin; Peterson, P. Michael; Chen, W. William
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n4 p360-370 Jul-Aug 2005
Objective: To study the relationships among perceived problem solving, stress, and physical health. Methods: The Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ), Personal Problem solving Inventory (PSI), and a stress-related physical health symptoms checklist were used to measure perceived stress, problem solving, and health among undergraduate college students (N=232). Results: Perceived problem-solving ability predicted self-reported physical health symptoms (R[squared]=0.12; P less than 0.001) and perceived stress (R[squared]=0.19; P less than 0.001). Conclusion: Perceived problem solving was a stronger predictor of physical health and perceived stress than were physical activity, alcohol consumption, or social support. Implications for college health promotion are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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