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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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Chen, Jason I.; Bozzay, Melanie L.; Monahan, Maureen F.; Gryglewicz, Kim; Romero, Gabriela; Steding, Lindsey H.; Gleason, LaDonna L.; Karver, Marc S. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: This study evaluated the mental health characteristics and beliefs of student service members/veterans (SSM/Vs) who have been exposed to another's death by suicide. Participants: A total of 39 SSM/Vs exposed to suicide and 32 SSM/Vs not exposed to suicide were sampled from a larger, epidemiological survey. An age- and gender-matched…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Suicide, Comparative Analysis, Mental Health
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Ly, Hieu; Irwin, Jennifer D. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the most suitable health messages and designs to create point-of-choice prompts for promoting active transportation and staircase use that would appeal to undergraduate students. Participants: Undergraduate students (N = 21; 71% women) were recruited during Fall (2016) and Winter (2017)…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Transportation, Undergraduate Students, Physical Activities
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Lewis, Kaleea R.; Robillard, Alyssa; Billings, Deborah; White, Kellee – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: Explore the ways in which a sample of college women interpret racially/ethnically coded vignettes to understand their perceptions of responsibility and trauma experienced by a hypothetical female sexual assault survivor and her need for social support. Participants: Convenience sample of college women (N = 51) attending a large,…
Descriptors: College Students, Rape, Social Support Groups, Student Attitudes
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Bolden, Jennifer; Gilmore-Kern, Jenna E.; Fillauer, Jonathan P. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The present study examined whether executive functions (EFs) and sleep problems operate together to predict four attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptom domains. Methods: A sample of 306 college students completed ratings of sleep quality, EFs, and ADHD symptoms from January to December 2014. Simultaneous multiple…
Descriptors: Sleep, Executive Function, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Self Control
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Crimarco, Anthony; Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle M.; Wirth, Michael D. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
College is an important time for young adults to establish healthy eating habits since students are at risk for gaining weight during the college years. An emerging area of research is examining the effect of meal-timing, which involves the timing of food intake throughout the day, in an effort to improve satiety and bodyweight. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Hunger, Eating Habits, Body Weight, College Students
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Wong, Su-Wei; Lin, Hsien-Chang; Piper, Megan E.; Siddiqui, Adam; Buu, Anne – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: E-cigarette use among college students has increased drastically in recent years. This study aims to inform development of a comprehensive measure of e-cigarette consumption for this population. Participants and Methods: This mixed-method study collected both quantitative and qualitative data from a sample of 43 experienced e-cigarette…
Descriptors: Smoking, Electronic Equipment, Health Behavior, College Students
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Romano, Kelly A.; Colgary, Christina D.; Swanbrow Becker, Martin; Magnuson, Amy – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The current study examined whether overlooked aspects of the postsecondary student experience predicted individuals' body-related concerns, beyond the influence of demographic factors that have upheld explanatory power in past research. Participants: Undergraduate and graduate students (n = 3,259) took part in the multi-institute…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Body Composition, Gender Differences
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Reid, Gerald M.; Holt, Melissa K.; Felix, Erika D.; Greif Green, Jennifer – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: This study investigates the association between histories of childhood victimization and perceived consequences of college hazing. Participants: First-year college students at four US universities (N = 120). Method: Participants completed Web-based surveys asking about childhood victimization (eg, child maltreatment), peer…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Hazing, Victims, Student Attitudes
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Dönmez, Sevgül; Öztürk, Rusen; Kisa, Sezer; Karaoz Weller, Banu; Zeyneloglu, Simge – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The researchers aimed to evaluate the knowledge and perceptions of first-year female nursing students about human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer (CC), and HPV vaccination. Participants: The sample included 690 female nursing students from sampled universities between April and June 2015. Methods: Students were surveyed by using a…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Nursing Students, Females
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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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