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Kim, Youn Kyoung; Cronley, Courtney – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: While international students frequently face behavioral health risks due to the stress of adjusting to new cultures, many demonstrate effective coping skills that minimize negative outcomes. The current study tested the mediating effects of resilience and mental health on the relationship between acculturative stress and binge drinking.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology), Mental Health
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Gall Myrick, Jessica; Noar, Seth M.; Sontag, Jennah M.; Kelley, Dannielle – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: This study tested how media, family, and peer sources of health and beauty information predict indoor tanning (IT) beliefs and behavior. Participants: 210 undergraduate women at a state university in the southeastern United States. Methods: Respondents completed a survey about sources of health and beauty information, IT beliefs, and IT…
Descriptors: Females, Aesthetics, Undergraduate Students, Surveys
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Guan, Shu-Sha Angie; Xie, Hui; Boyns, David – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: The current study explores the role of health-related mechanisms (i.e. sleep, social support, and stress) in accounting for the impact of student recreation center (SRC) use on college-student well-being. Participants: Students (N = 540; M[subscript age] = 23.67, SD = 7.10; 65.6% female) with membership to the SRC were recruited to…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Sleep, Health Behavior, Well Being
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Kaufman, Caroline C.; Thurston, Idia B.; Maclin-Akinyemi, Courtney; Hardin, Robin N.; Decker, Kristina M.; Kamody, Rebecca C. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: Approximately one-third of college students are categorized as overweight/obese and elevated weight has been associated with increased risk of depressive symptoms. Less is known about protective factors in this context. This study examined associations between depressive symptoms and health behaviors, as well as body image variables…
Descriptors: Risk, Depression (Psychology), Body Weight, Correlation
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Huey, Michael J.; Higham, Margaret; Watriss, Ariel L. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
By providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP (a single daily oral pill), in a primary care college health setting, clinical providers can make a dramatic contribution to the current and long-term health and well-being of the students they see. This viewpoint article describes the approach taken to instituting primary care PrEP services at…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), College Students, Risk, Health Behavior
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Rusmevichientong, Pimbucha; Jaynes, Jessica; Kazemi, Sanam – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: The study examined which snack factors and nutritional ingredients influence college students' snack choices using a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Participants: In November 2016, a total of 1,624 undergraduate students participated in the study. Methods: Two DCEs were constructed using a unique approach of block fractional factorial…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Decision Making, Nutrition, Food
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Perrotte, Jessica K.; Bibriescas, Natashia; Wainwright, Katherine; Garza, Raymond T.; Baumann, Michael R. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: College students and Latina/o individuals are disproportionately affected by adverse consequences related to risky sex, highlighting the importance of examining sociocultural factors related to risky sexual variables among Latina/o college students. We explored the link between machismo (a bidimensional form of masculinity often…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Social Cognition, College Students, Risk
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Ramos, Sara; Vale, Susana; Pinto, Alexandre; Rodrigues, Pedro; Barbot, António – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
Obesity in childhood has become a major global public health concern. Its considerable increase in the last decades took the World Health Organization (WHO) to regard this fact as one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Diagnosing, intervening and, above all, preventing obesity in the early stages of life becomes urgent…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Dietetics, Computer Software, Obesity
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Begum, Jannat; Tettey, Naa-Solo – International Education Studies, 2020
Dietary habits are developed through a combination of biological, environmental, socioeconomic, and psychosocial factors. However, these dietary habits can also be influenced by access and education. College undergraduate years are important for the development of life skills including the ability to select nutritious meals. This is of vital…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Minority Group Students, Institutional Characteristics, Health Behavior
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Düz, Serkan; Aytekeli, Sümeyye Tuba – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between level of physical activity and eating behaviors of university students. 270 students attending to Inonu University in 2018-2019 academic year and volunteering were included in the study. A short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF) and the Dutch Eating…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits, Foreign Countries, Body Composition
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Smiley, Sabrina L.; Wang, Sherry C.; Kierstead, Elexis C.; Smiley-Dower, Alisa; Hamilton, Alison B.; Milburn, Norweeta G. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Introduction: Little is known about geosocial networking dating application use among young Black gay and bisexual men (YBGBM), a group severely affected by HIV in the United States. The purpose of this study was to explore: (1) How YBGBM describe motivations to use Jack'd; (2) How YBGBM describe and experience meeting romantic-sexual partners on…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, African Americans, Homosexuality, Health Promotion
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Kilic, Yakup; Yildirim, Eyyup – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
This study aims to investigate perceptions towards eating habits and obesity in students receiving sports education in Turkey. The sample consisted of 360 randomly chosen students, who received sports education at Firat University, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Ardahan University and Mugla Sitki Kocman University. The sample was formed by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Education, College Students, Eating Habits
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Kantor, Leslie; Levitz, Nicole; Holstrom, Amelia – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Support for sex education in middle and high school and for the inclusion of a variety of topics in sex education programmes is strong among likely voters in the USA. This survey was conducted with a diverse sample of 965 adults who were invited from the largest probability-based panel in the USA. In addition to supporting sex education in…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Middle Schools, High Schools, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Conrad, Kathryn A.; Davis, Kayley N. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
College provides young adults with ongoing opportunities for relationship and sexual decision-making, but to date only limited attention has been given to college-level sexual health education experiences among first-year students. This study examined the experiences of 46 (31 women, 15 men) first-semester college students who participated in a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Seminars
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Buckley, Lisa; Chapman, Rebekah L. – Youth & Society, 2020
Adolescent intentional and unintentional injury is commonly related to involvement in violence and transportation behaviors. While many risk and promotive factors have been identified, a cumulative assessment of such factors is less common, and this has rarely been undertaken with transportation behaviors. The study involved Australian adolescents…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Health Behavior, Predictor Variables
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