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Thurber, Christopher A.; Walton, Edward A. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
The transition to college or university can be an exciting new experience for many young adults. For some, intense homesickness can make this move difficult, even unsustainable. Homesickness--defined as the distress or impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home--carries the unique hallmark of preoccupying thoughts of home…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Anxiety Disorders, Physical Health, Anxiety
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Corson-Rikert, Janet; Christmas, William A. – Journal of American College Health, 2009
Academic policies that require medical excuses are based on mistrust of students and conflict with institutional honor codes. Such policies undermine the philosophical and educational foundations of higher education; namely, to model and nurture honesty, integrity, and citizenship in emerging adults. Instead, they encourage hypocrisy and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Health Services, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
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Sabourin, Sharon; Irwin, Jennifer – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Objective: The benefits of regular physical activity are well documented. However, approximately half of all university students are insufficiently active, and no research to date exists on the activity behavior of university students who are also parents. Participants and Methods: Using an adapted version of the Godin Leisure Time Exercise…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Leisure Time, Incidence, Physical Activity Level
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Adams, Troy B.; Wharton, Christopher M.; Quilter, Lyndsay; Hirsch, Tiffany – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Poor mental health is associated with physical illness, but this association is poorly characterized among college students. Objective and Participants: Using American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment data, the authors characterized poor mental health (depression, anxiety, negative affect) and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: College Students, Incidence, Diseases, Mental Health
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Nicholi, Armand M., Jr. – Journal of American College Health, 1983
This paper focuses on current knowledge about adverse biological and psychological affects of marijuana use, with special reference to risks for college students. Short-term effects on intellectual functioning and perceptual-motor coordination and long-term effects on reproduction and motivation are highlighted. (PP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Drug Use, Higher Education
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Schwitzer, Alan M.; Bergholz, Kim; Dore, Terri; Salimi, Lamieh – Journal of American College Health, 1998
Discusses eating disorders in college females, recommending use of the Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified framework to identify and target various eating concerns for intervention. The paper also suggests using a multiple-level, developmental-intervention model to conceptualize preventive, educational, and remedial responses to eating…
Descriptors: Body Image, Body Weight, College Students, Eating Disorders
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Weinstein, Harvey M.; Richman, Ann – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Bulimia has become an increasing problem in the college population. This article describes a group psychotherapeutic treatment approach to the problem. A theoretical formulation of the psychodynamics that may underlie the development of bulimia is offered. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Emotional Disturbances, Females