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Cantor, Anna; Hippman, Catriona; Hercher, Laura; Austin, Jehannine C. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Mental illness is a substantive issue for graduate students. We investigated experiences of mental illness during training among genetic counseling students, a subgroup of graduate students for which little data exists on this topic. Genetic counseling students and recent graduates (n = 227) completed an online survey, from who 11 were selected to…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Graduate Students, Genetic Disorders, Counseling
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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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Cho, Jaehee; Lee, H. Erin; Quinlan, Margaret – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: Based on the technology acceptance model (TAM), we explored the nationally-bounded roles of four predictors (subjective norms, entertainment, recordability, and networkability) in determining the TAM variables of perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEOU), and behavioral intention (BI) to use diet/fitness apps on…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students
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Lupton, Joshua R.; Townsend, Joy L. – Journal of American College Health, 2015
Objective: Systematically review studies of support for, and effectiveness of, university campuses' smoke-free policies. Participants/Methods: A search was carried out for studies in English related to campus smoking bans through June 2013. Eligible studies had outcomes for student or faculty attitudes, or measures of smoking prevalence or…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Policy, Health Promotion, Meta Analysis
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Sa, Jaesin; Seo, Dong-Chul; Nelson, Toben F.; Lohrmann, David K. – Journal of American College Health, 2013
Objective and Participants: This study explored (1) the prevalence of cigarette smoking among South Korean international college students in the United States, (2) differences in smoking between on- and off-campus living arrangements, and (3) predictors of an increase in smoking over time in the United States Methods: An online survey was…
Descriptors: Smoking, College Students, Foreign Students, Asians
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Crihfield, Connie; Grace, Ted W. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Almost from the beginning of formal college health programs in the second half of the 19th century, college health nurses were there to care for students in college and university settings. By the end of the 20th century, the role of college health nurses had evolved with the nursing field in general, but with enough unique features for the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Health Promotion, Nurses, Health Programs
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Christmas, William A. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Over the past 70 years a legend has evolved that the first college health program in the United States was established at Amherst College in 1861. Although the program at Amherst was innovative in its day and served as a model for the field of college health, several other institutions prior to 1860 appropriated funds, hired staff, and established…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Educational History, Models, Health Promotion
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Roberts, Kimberly C.; Danoff-Burg, Sharon – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: The investigators examined relations between mindfulness and health behaviors in college students, as well as the role of stress in mediating these effects. Participants: Participants were 553 undergraduates (385 females; mean age = 18.8 years, SD = 2.1) recruited from a university in the northeastern United States. Methods:…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention, Health Behavior, Well Being
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Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Kelly P.; Kwan, Matthew Y. W.; Lowe, David; Taman, Sara; Faulkner, Guy E. J. – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: To study actual and perceived substance use in Canadian university students and to compare these rates with US peers. Participants: Students (N = 1,203) from a large Canadian university. Methods: Participants were surveyed using items from the National College Health (NCHA) Assessment of the American College Health Association…
Descriptors: College Students, Substance Abuse, Marijuana, Cultural Differences
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Barnes, Grace M.; Welte, John W.; Hoffman, Joseph H.; Tidwell, Marie-Cecile O. – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: Gambling and alcohol use were compared for college and noncollege young adults in the US population. Participants: Participants were 1,000 respondents aged 18 to 21. Methods: Data were analyzed from a representative household sample of US young people aged 14 to 21 years old. Telephone interviews were conducted between August 2005 and…
Descriptors: College Students, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Comparative Analysis
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Certain, Heather E.; Harahan, Brian J.; Saewyc, Elizabeth M.; Fleming, Michael F. – Journal of American College Health, 2009
Objective: The authors examined whether alcohol use decreased condom use. Participants: The subjects were heavy-drinking students on 5 different college campuses. Methods: A face-to-face interview, administered between November of 2004 and February of 2007, gathered information about condom use, alcohol use, and other behaviors. Multivariate…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Drinking, Sexuality, Health Behavior
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Kolodinsky, Jane; Labrecque, JoAnne; Doyon, Maurice; Reynolds, Travis; Oble, Frederic; Bellavance, Francois; Marquis, Marie – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Objective: "Functional foods" (FF)--foods containing nutritional supplements in addition to natural nutrients--have an increasing presence in the marketplace. Expanding on previous research, the authors investigated college students' acceptance of FF. Participants: In September-March 2004, 811 undergraduates in Canada, the United States,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Food
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Smith, Lynne E. – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Risk factors and health behaviors combine over time to contribute to the disease process. College communities provide a unique environment for health promotion, risk reduction, and primary intervention. Heart health should be an integral part of college…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Diseases, Health Behavior, Death
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Carr, Joetta L. – Journal of American College Health, 2007
In 1999, the American College Health Association (ACHA) Executive Committee issued a position statement for the Association that addresses acts of violence, bias, and other violations of human rights that have been occurring all too often within or adjacent to college communities. The statement called for all campus health professionals to become…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, Colleges, Social Bias
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Ford, Jason A. – Journal of American College Health, 2007
Objective: Prior research shows that college athletes have higher rates of substance use, especially alcohol, than do college students who are not involved in athletics. To augment the literature, the author sought to determine which sports/teams are at the greatest risk for substance use. Participants: The author used data from the 1999 Harvard…
Descriptors: Public Health, Athletes, College Students, College Athletics
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