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Yzer, Marco; Gilasevitch, Julie – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: This study illustrates how a theory-based approach can identify college students' beliefs about stress reduction activities and help-seeking for depression. These beliefs are the basis for intervention design. Participants: A sample of 53 undergraduate students at a public university in the Midwest participated in this research during…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Stress Variables
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Wayment, Heidi A.; Cavolo, Keragan – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: Examine the unique contributions of self-control and grit subscales (perseverance, interest consistency) as potential mediators of the relationship between quiet ego characteristics and less perceived stress in college students. Participants: Data from 1117 college students were collected between October, 2015 and May, 2016. Methods:…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Control, College Students, Stress Variables
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Gawlik, Kate; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Tan, Alai; Amaya, Megan – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: To describe the relationships between the cardiovascular health, lifestyle behaviors, and lifestyle beliefs among college-aged students. Participants: Seven hundred and twenty-nine college-aged students participated between October 2016 and April 2017. Methods: Heart checks, consisting of a cross-sectional survey and biometric…
Descriptors: College Students, Human Body, Physical Health, Health Promotion
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Valentine, Arthur A.; Schumacher, Julie Raeder; Murphy, Jan; Ma, Yoon Jin – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To identify the prevalence of dietary supplement (DS) use, perceptions of DS efficacy, and lifestyle behaviors of DS users and non-users. Participants: Undergraduate students, student-athletes, and ROTC cadets at a Midwestern University between September 2014 and January 2015. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was administered.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Athletes, Case Studies, Online Surveys
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Embacher Martin, Kimberly; McGloin, Rory; Atkin, David – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: This study investigated body dissatisfaction, neuroticism, and sex as potential predictors of calorie-tracking app usage amongst undergraduate college students. Participants: College students (N = 491) were recruited from a large northeastern university in October 2015. Methods: Participants completed an online survey asking about their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Body Composition
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Willis, Malachi; Jozkowski, Kristen N. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: Our objectives were to measure reporting differences between sexual behavior data from daily diary and retrospective estimates and to assess the utility of using smartphones to collect sexual behavior data from a college student population. Participants: Eighty-six participants (68 women, 18 men) completed the study. Methods: For…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Sexuality, Diaries
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Martinez, Haley S.; Klanecky, Alicia K.; McChargue, Dennis E. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: Scarce research has examined the combined effect of mental health difficulties and demographic risk factors such as freshman status and Greek affiliation in understanding college problem drinking. The current study is interested in looking at the interaction among freshman status, Greek affiliation, and mental health difficulties.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Mental Health, Fraternities
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Acharya, Lala; Jin, Lan; Collins, William – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: The study identified important stressors associated with depressive symptoms in college students across the subgroups of gender and domestic/international status, and compared between-group differences across stress levels. Participants: Data were collected from 631 undergraduate students from October 2014 to March 2015. Methods:…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences
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Yang, Shang-Yu; Lin, Chung-Ying; Huang, Yueh-Chu; Chang, Jer-Hao – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: The present study examined variations in the degree of smartphone use behavior among male and female adolescents as well as the association between various degrees of smartphone use behavior and the vitality and mental health of each gender. Participants: A total of 218 adolescents were recruited from a junior college in September 2014.…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Gender Differences, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Brewer, Nathan; Thomas, Kristie A.; Higdon, Julia – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To determine the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and academic performance among heterosexual and sexual minority undergraduates, including whether health mediates this relationship. Participants: A national sample of undergraduate students aged 18-24 years old who completed the 2011-2014 National College Health…
Descriptors: Violence, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Tkachuck, Mathew A.; Schulenberg, Stefan E.; Lair, Elicia C. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: There is growing interest in the effectiveness of disaster preparedness at universities. Although several studies have examined student preparedness perceptions, a better understanding of factors that may influence actual preparedness is needed. Participants: Seven hundred sixty-five undergraduate and graduate students at a southeastern…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, College Students, Knowledge Level
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Levin, Michael E.; Krafft, Jennifer; Levin, Crissa – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: This study examined whether self-help (books, websites, mobile apps) increases help seeking for mental health problems among college students by minimizing stigma as a barrier. Participants and Methods: A survey was conducted with 200 college students reporting elevated distress from February to April 2017. Results: Intentions to use…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Self Help Programs, Mental Health Programs, Mental Disorders
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Tannebaum, Michael – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine college students' technology-assisted sexual communication perceptions and practices alongside their beliefs about the effectiveness of face-to-face (F-t-F) sexual communication. Participants: 144 college students at a private university in the Northeast, U.S., completed a survey in October 2016. Method: A cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Interpersonal Communication, Health Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Yarber, William L.; Milhausen, Robin R.; Beavers, Karly A.; Ryan, Rebecca; Sullivan, Margaret J.; Vanterpool, Karen B.; Sanders, Stephanie A.; Graham, Cynthia A.; Crosby, Richard A. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To conduct a pilot test of a brief, self-guided, home-based program designed to improve male condom use attitudes and behaviors among young women. Participants: Women aged 18-24 years from a large Midwestern University reporting having had penile-vaginal sex with two or more partners in the past 3 months. Sixty-seven enrolled; 91.0%…
Descriptors: Home Programs, Males, Females, Health Behavior
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Carey, Kate B.; Norris, Alyssa L.; Durney, Sarah E.; Shepardson, Robyn L.; Carey, Michael P. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: One in five college women experience unwanted sexual contact while in college, with first-year women being at the greatest risk. Given these data, we investigate how first-semester sexual assault impacts college women's mental health. Participants: 483 female first-year students enrolled in the study during the first month of college.…
Descriptors: Rape, Mental Health, College Freshmen, Females
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