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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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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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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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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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Garg, Trit; Fradkin, Nicholas; Moskowitz, Joel M. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: Because secondhand smoke is a public health concern, many colleges have adopted bans to ensure healthier environments. This study demonstrates how outdoor smoking policy change can be accomplished at a large public university. Participants: The participants were 1,537 students housed in residential communities at the University of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Smoking, Public Health, Dormitories
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Cox, Jared M.; Bates, Scott C. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived normative use of alcohol and reported consumption in an environment where relatively little alcohol use occurs. Participants: A total of 585 undergraduate students completed an online survey on alcohol use in March 2006. Methods: Participants reported…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Drinking, Social Behavior