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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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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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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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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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Orzech, Kathryn M.; Salafsky, David B.; Hamilton, Lee Ann – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: Data about college student sleep were collected and used to develop an education campaign to improve sleep. Participants: On-campus residents at a large state university were surveyed on 4 occasions, October 2005 to April 2007. Sample size was 675 to 1,823 students. Fall 2005 mean age = 18.5 years, SD = 1.03 (range 18-30) years. Initial…
Descriptors: College Students, Depression (Psychology), Sleep, Mental Health
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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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Sidman, Cara Lynn; Fiala, Kelly Ann; D'Abundo, Michelle Lee – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess exercise motivation among college students self-selected into 4 online (OL) and face-to-face (F2F) basic studies' physical activity and wellness course delivery formats. Participants/Methods: Out of 1,037 enrolled students during the Spring 2009 semester, 602 responded online to demographic…
Descriptors: College Students, Exercise, Employment Level, Wellness
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Winters, Ken C.; Toomey, Traci; Nelson, Toben F.; Erickson, Darin; Lenk, Kathleen; Miazga, Mark – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: To assess the use of alcohol screening tools across US colleges. Participants: Directors of health services at 333 four-year colleges. Methods: An online survey was conducted regarding the use of alcohol screening tools. Schools reporting use of formal tools were further described in terms of 4 tools (AUDIT, CUGE, CAPS, and RAPS) that…
Descriptors: Health Services, College Students, Screening Tests, Alcoholism
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Bopp, Melissa; Kaczynski, Andrew; Wittman, Pamela – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: To understand patterns and influences on active commuting (AC) behavior. Participants: Students and faculty/staff at a university campus. Methods: In April-May 2008, respondents answered an online survey about mode of travel to campus and influences on commuting decisions. Hierarchical regression analyses predicted variance in walking…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Psychology
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Fromme, Kim; Wetherill, Reagan R.; Neal, Dan J. – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: The authors examined drinking and driving after drinking before and after turning 21. Participants: Participants were drawn from first time college students who were taking part in a 4-year longitudinal study of alcohol use and behavioral risks. Methods: Web-based longitudinal surveys collected data on drinking and driving after…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Traffic Safety, Motor Vehicles
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