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Jarvi, Stephanie M.; Swenson, Lance P.; Batejan, Kristen L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: This research examines potential differences in social network use and motivation for social network use by non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) status. Participants: 367 (73% women; M[subscript age] = 20.60) college students were recruited in November-December 2011. Methods: A random sample of 2,500 students was accessed through a…
Descriptors: Motivation, Social Networks, Comparative Analysis, College Students
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Garett, Renee; Liu, Sam; Young, Sean D. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to: (1) examine changes in stress during first semester among freshmen undergraduates and (2) identify predictors of stress (coping strategies, emotional states, and quality of sleep). Participants: One hundred ninety-seven freshmen students were recruited for a 10-week study during first quarter…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Anxiety, College Freshmen, Psychological Patterns
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Cunningham, Charles E.; Zipursky, Robert B.; Christensen, Bruce K.; Bieling, Peter J.; Madsen, Victoria; Rimas, Heather; Mielko, Stephanie; Wilson, Fiona; Furimsky, Ivana; Jeffs, Lisa; Munn, Catharine – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: We modeled design factors influencing the intent to use a university mental health service. Participants: Between November 2012 and October 2014, 909 undergraduates participated. Method: Using a discrete choice experiment, participants chose between hypothetical campus mental health services. Results: Latent class analysis identified…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Undergraduate Students, Psychiatry
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Deatherage, Scott; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.; Aksoz, Idil – Journal of American College Health, 2014
College students experience stressful life events and little research exists on the role the Internet may play in students' coping. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine associations among perceived stress, time spent on the Internet, underlying motives for utilizing the Internet, problematic Internet use, and traditional…
Descriptors: College Students, Stress Variables, Internet, Computer Use
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Fontenot, Holly B.; Collins Fantasia, Heidi; Charyk, Anna; Sutherland, Melissa A. – Journal of American College Health, 2014
Objective: To examine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates, including initiation and completion of the vaccine series, and barriers to vaccination in a sample of male college students. Participants: Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 who reported being currently or previously sexually active (N = 735). Methods: A cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cancer, Case Studies
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McNamara, Corinne L.; Marsil, Dorothy F. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: Researchers examined the prevalence of self-identified and researcher-identified stalking victimization among college students. Participants and Methods: A representative sample of 1,573 (70.1% female; 29.9% male) student respondents completed an online stalking questionnaire. Results: Overall, 12% self-identified as having been…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Victims, College Students, Graduation Rate
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Austin, Erica Weintraub; Pinkleton, Bruce E.; Austin, Bruce W.; Van de Vord, Rebecca – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To compare the extent to which information efficacy (confidence for acquiring useful information) and media literacy skills predict knowledge and self-efficacy for preventing or treating the health threat of influenza. Participants: A random-sample survey of 1,379 residential students enrolled at a northwestern public university was…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Self Efficacy, Media Literacy, Internet
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LaChausse, Robert G. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To determine the impact of My Student Body (MSB)-Nutrition, an Internet-based obesity prevention program for college students. Participants: Three hundred and twenty ethnically diverse undergraduate students were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: MSB-Nutrition program, an on-campus weight management course, and a comparison group.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Self Efficacy, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Tung, Wei-Chen; Cook, Daniel M.; Lu, Minggen – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objectives: To assess sexual behaviors and condom use including perceived benefits, barriers, and self-efficacy among Chinese college students in the United States. Participants: One hundred thirty-three Chinese undergraduate and graduate students studying at 3 US universities. Methods: Self-report Internet questionnaire grounded in the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Self Efficacy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Regression (Statistics)
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Hartjes, Laurie B.; Baumann, Linda C. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: Compare feedback strategies in 3 versions of an educational game. Participants: Study abroad students (N = 482) participated by playing the game and completing pregame/postgame surveys January-March 2010. Methods: This study employed an experimental design. Primary outcome measures were knowledge gain, player satisfaction, and risk…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Games, Outcome Measures, Risk
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Salzer, Mark S. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: Examine campus experiences and relationships of college students with mental illnesses compared to general student norms using the College Student Experiences Questionnaire to understand potential sources of distress and retention issues. Participants: Responses were obtained from 449 former and current students with mental illnesses…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation Rate, Mental Disorders, Multivariate Analysis
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Sutfin, Erin L.; McNamara, Robert S.; Blocker, Jill N.; Ip, Edward H.; O'Brien, Mary Claire; Wolfson, Mark – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: This study assessed college students' reports of tobacco screening and brief intervention by student health center providers. Participants: Participants were 3,800 students from 8 universities in North Carolina. Methods: Web-based survey of a stratified random sample of undergraduates. Results: Fifty-three percent reported ever visiting…
Descriptors: Campuses, Intervention, Smoking, School Health Services
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Whitlock, Janis; Muehlenkamp, Jennifer; Purington, Amanda; Eckenrode, John; Barreira, Paul; Abrams, Gina Baral; Marchell, Tim; Kress, Victoria; Girard, Kristine; Chin, Calvin; Knox, Kerry – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: To describe basic nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) characteristics and to explore sex differences. Methods: A random sample from 8 universities were invited to participate in a Web-based survey in 2006-2007; 38.9% (n = 14,372) participated. Analysis assessed sex differences in NSSI prevalence, practices, severity, perceived dependency,…
Descriptors: Incidence, Injuries, Sexual Orientation, Gender Differences
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Eisenberg, Daniel; Nicklett, Emily J.; Roeder, Kathryn; Kirz, Nina E. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: To examine the prevalence, correlates, persistence, and treatment-seeking related to symptoms of eating disorders (EDs) in a random sample of college students. Participants: A random sample of students at a large university were recruited for an Internet survey in Fall 2005 and a follow-up survey in Fall 2007. Methods: ED symptoms were…
Descriptors: College Students, Incidence, Persistence, Eating Disorders
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Early, Jody; Armstrong, Shelley Nicole; Burke, Sloane; Thompson, Doris Lee – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: This study examined female college students' knowledge, attitudes, and breast cancer screening and determined significant predictors of breast self-examination, clinical breast examination, and mammography among this population. Participants: A convenience sample of 1,074 college women from 3 universities participated in the research.…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Education, Females, Negative Attitudes
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