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Henry, Dayna S.; Aydt Klein, Nicole; Kempland, Monica; Rose Oswalt, Sarah; Rexilius, Molly A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the proportion of higher education institutions in the United States that require a personal health course (PHC) for graduation and to describe the nature of such requirements. Participants: This study included a random sample of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE) with…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Health Education, Hygiene
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Massengale, Kelley E. C.; Ma, Alice; Rulison, Kelly L.; Milroy, Jeffrey J.; Wyrick, David L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To describe first-year college student-athletes' friendship contexts and test whether their perceptions of alcohol use and approval by different types of friends are associated with their own alcohol use. Participants: First-year student-athletes (N = 2,622) from 47 colleges and universities participating in National Collegiate Athletic…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Athletics, Athletes, Student Attitudes
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Hootman, Katie C.; Guertin, Kristin A.; Cassano, Patricia A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: We investigated predictors of weight gain in college freshmen. Participants: A longitudinal cohort study followed a representative sample of freshmen (N = 264) from 8/2011 to 6/2012. Methods: Repeated measurements of anthropometry, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), physical activity, and diet were collected. We investigated…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Body Weight, Body Composition, Human Body
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Case, Kathleen R.; Loukas, Alexandra; Harrell, Melissa B.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Springer, Andrew E.; Pérez, Adriana; Creamer, MeLisa R.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine the associations between sensation seeking and ever and current e-cigarette use in Texas young adults (18-29 years old). Current cigarette use was examined as a potential effect modifier of the associations. Participants: Participants included college students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges in four metropolitan…
Descriptors: Smoking, Regression (Statistics), College Students, Case Studies
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Ersöz, Gözde; Eklund, Robert C. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine behavioral regulations and dispositional flow in exercise among university students in terms of gender and stage of change. Participants: Data were collected from American college students (N = 257; M[subscript age] ± SD = 23.02 ± 4.05) in Spring 2013. Methods: Behavioral regulations and…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Determination, Exercise, Correlation
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Cooper, Maria; Loukas, Alexandra; Harrell, Melissa B.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Background: As conventional cigarette use is declining, electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") use is rising and is especially high among college students. Few studies examine dual use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes among this population. This study explores the relationship between dual and exclusive e-cigarette / cigarette use and…
Descriptors: College Students, Smoking, Correlation, Addictive Behavior
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Klassen, Brian J.; Grekin, Emily R. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The current study examined prospective, bidirectional relationships between 3 measures of spirituality (Daily Spiritual Experiences, Positive Religious Coping, and Negative Religious Coping) and frequency of heavy episodic drinking. Participants: Three hundred ninety-one students attending a large, public university in the Midwest.…
Descriptors: Drinking, College Students, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Aimé, Annie; Villatte, Aude; Cyr, Caroline; Marcotte, Diane – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Over a third of American college students are either overweight or obese, which has been suggested to negatively impact their academic achievement. Objective: This study seeks to better understand the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and grade point average (GPA), while examining potential mediators of this association. Participants and…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Weight, Obesity, Academic Achievement
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Coiro, Mary Jo; Bettis, Alexandra H.; Compas, Bruce E. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The ways that college students cope with stress, particularly interpersonal stress, may be a critical factor in determining which students are at risk for impairing mental health disorders. Using a control-based model of coping, the present study examined associations between interpersonal stress, coping strategies, and symptoms.…
Descriptors: Coping, Interpersonal Relationship, Stress Management, Correlation
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Wallace, Deshira D.; Boynton, Marcella H.; Lytle, Leslie A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: This study explored the association of stress and depression with a multidimensional sleep problems construct in a sample of 2-year college students. Participants: The sample consisted of 440 students enrolled in 2-year study from Fall 2011 to Fall 2013. Methods: Participants in an obesity prevention study completed surveys assessing…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Correlation, Two Year College Students
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Catalano, Hannah Priest; Knowlden, Adam P.; Birch, David A.; Leeper, James D.; Paschal, Angelia M.; Usdan, Stuart L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The purpose of this study was to test Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) constructs in predicting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination behavioral intentions of vaccine-eligible college men. Participants: Participants were unvaccinated college men aged 18-26 years attending a large public university in the southeastern United States…
Descriptors: Males, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education, Undergraduate Students
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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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Tran, Dieu-My T.; Zimmerman, Lani M.; Kupzyk, Kevin A.; Shurmur, Scott W.; Pullen, Carol H.; Yates, Bernice C. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To assess college students' knowledge and perception of cardiovascular risk factors and to screen for their cardiovascular risks. Participants: The final sample that responded to recruitment consisted of 158 college students from a midwestern university. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed using convenience…
Descriptors: College Students, Risk Assessment, Knowledge Level, Human Body
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Kort, Daniel N.; Samsa, Gregory P.; McKellar, Mehri S. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To investigate sexual orientation differences in college men's motivations for HIV testing. Participants: 665 male college students in the Southeastern United States from 2006 to 2014. Methods: Students completed a survey on HIV risk factors and testing motivations. Logistic regressions were conducted to determine the differences…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, College Students, Males, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Sutton, Jazmyne A.; Walsh-Buhi, Eric R. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: This study investigated variables within the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction (IMBP) as well as differences across socioeconomic status (SES) levels within the context of inconsistent contraceptive use among college women. Participants: A nonprobability sample of 515 female college students completed an Internet-based survey…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Influences, Contraception
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