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Bistricky, Steven L.; Harper, Kristina L.; Roberts, Caroline M.; Cook, Diana M.; Schield, Staci L.; Bui, Jennifer; Short, Mary B. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: College students are susceptible to undermanaged stress and its detrimental effects, and though they could use evidence-based stress reduction techniques (SRTs) to remedy this, many do not. Unfortunately, little is known about what might encourage greater use. Purpose: This study examined to what extent a framework integrating…
Descriptors: Stress Management, College Students, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Longmire-Avital, Buffie; Robinson, Ruthie – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
This comparative study explored the rates of depression and psychosocial correlates for 369 collegiate White and Black females. Women between the ages of 18 and 25 were recruited to participate in this anonymous online survey. Black females reported significantly greater amounts of depressive symptomatology (M = 24.61) in comparison to the White…
Descriptors: African American Students, White Students, Females, College Students
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Pachankis, John E.; Sullivan, Timothy J.; Feinstein, Brian A.; Newcomb, Michael E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated longitudinal trajectories of stigma (i.e., enacted, anticipated, internalized, concealed); stress-sensitive mental health disorder symptoms (i.e., depression, social anxiety); and their associations across 8 annual assessments in a sample of 128 young gay and bisexual U.S. university students. All forms of stigma…
Descriptors: Males, Homosexuality, Socioeconomic Background, Social Bias
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Baroni, Argelinda; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Di Bartolo, Christina A.; Ciarleglio, Adam; Shatkin, Jess P. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine the impact of a sleep course on sleep-related behaviors, mood, and anxiety in college students. Participants: Participants were 145 students enrolled in either the sleep course (n = 70) or a psychology course (n = 75); data were collected in September 2014, November 2014, and February 2015. Methods: Sleep characteristics and…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Behavior, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns
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Pittard, Caroline M.; Pössel, Patrick; Lau, Timothy – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Depressive symptoms affect around half of students at some point during college. According to the hopelessness theory of depression, making negative inferences about stressful events is a vulnerability for developing depression. Negative and socio-emotional teaching behavior can be stressors that are associated with depression in school students.…
Descriptors: College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Inferences
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Lee, Soon Min; Oh, Yunjin – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study examined a mediator role of perceived stress on the prediction of the effects of academic stress on depressive symptoms among e-learning students with visual impairments. Methods: A convenience sample for this study was collected for three weeks from November to December in 2012 among students with visual impairments…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Electronic Learning, Visual Impairments
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Witte, Tricia H.; Casper, Deborah M.; Hackman, Christine L.; Mulla, Mazheruddin M. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The present study investigated the well-being of bystanders who witness and intervene in sexual assault and dating violence situations on campus. Participants: Participants were 321 young men and women from a large university in the southeastern United States. Methods: Participants completed a survey at the end of the Spring semester of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Depression (Psychology), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Correlation
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Mullins, Alexandria J.; Gamwell, Kaitlyn L.; Sharkey, Christina M.; Bakula, Dana M.; Tackett, Alayna P.; Suorsa, Kristina I.; Chaney, John M.; Mullins, Larry L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine predictors of psychological functioning in college students with chronic illnesses. Participants: Participants (N = 1413) included 364 students with self-reported diagnoses of asthma or allergies, 148 students with other chronic illnesses (eg, epilepsy, type 1 diabetes), and 901 healthy students. Data were collected between…
Descriptors: College Students, Chronic Illness, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology)
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Murry, Matthew W. E.; Isaacowitz, Derek M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Older adults tend to have lower emotion-perception accuracy compared to younger adults. Previous studies have centered on individual characteristics, including cognitive decline and positive attentional preferences, as possible mechanisms underlying these age differences in emotion perception; however, thus far, no perceiver-focused factor has…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Emotional Response, Social Environment, Environmental Influences
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Flett, Jayde A. M.; Lie, Celia; Riordan, Benjamin C.; Thompson, Laura M.; Conner, Tamlin S.; Hayne, Harlene – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Adult coloring books have flooded the market with titles alluding to therapeutic value, yet it is unclear whether they fulfil that promise. Here, we tested whether adult coloring was related to improvements in psychological outcomes. Female university students (n = 104) were randomly assigned to a coloring intervention or a logic-puzzle control…
Descriptors: Adults, Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Books
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Bowers, Jill R.; Segrin, Chris – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
This study examined the effects of transitional instability on college students' (n = 402) psychological distress and sexual risk taking at two different time points over one year. Tested through structural equation models, the data revealed transitional instability had significant positive effects on psychological distress and sexual risk taking…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Risk, Health Behavior
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Vela, Javier C.; Lu, Ming-Tsan P.; Lenz, A. Stephen; Savage, Miranda C.; Guardiola, Rebekah – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2016
Positive psychology is a useful framework to understand Mexican American college students' complete mental health. In the current study, we examined how presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, hope, mindfulness, and grit influenced 130 Mexican American college students' life satisfaction and depression. Within the first regression…
Descriptors: Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Depression (Psychology), Mexican Americans
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Ramsey, Jaimi L.; DiLalla, Lisabeth F.; McCrary, Megan K. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study investigated the relations between sexual orientation, cyber victimization, and depressive symptoms in college students. Study aims were to determine whether sexual minority college students are at greater risk for cyber victimization and to examine whether recent cyber victimization (self-reported cyber victimization over the last…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, Depression (Psychology)
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Mehr, Kristin E.; Adams, Aimee C. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among maladaptive perfectionism, self-compassion, and depressive symptoms in college students. It was hypothesized that self-compassion would mediate the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms, with maladaptive perfectionism related to lower levels of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Correlation
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Brook, Christina A.; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2016
University/college can be a challenging time as students face developmental tasks such as building new social networks and achieving academically. Social anxiety may be disadvantageous in this setting given that social situations often include drinking and individuals with social anxiety tend to self-medicate through alcohol use. However, findings…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Drinking, At Risk Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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