ERIC Number: EJ1165189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
An Investigation of Student Psychological Wellbeing: Honors versus Nonhonors Undergraduate Education
Plominski, Abigail P.; Burns, Lawrence R.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v29 n1 p5-28 Feb 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the current state of psychological wellbeing in gifted and nongifted undergraduate student sample populations and identify undergraduate populations experiencing heightened levels of distress within a large Midwestern public university. Study participants included 641 honors and 386 nonhonors undergraduate students. Each participant completed an electronic survey including a series of 10 measures of psychological adjustment to assess student psychological wellbeing. Significant differences between honors and nonhonors student sample populations were identified. Findings also suggest sophomore students share unique characteristics that may be responsible for lower levels of psychological wellbeing. Potential services that may improve the university undergraduate experience are discussed.
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Academically Gifted, Undergraduate Students, Stress Variables, Public Colleges, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Student Adjustment, Comparative Analysis, Student Characteristics, Honors Curriculum, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety, Likert Scales, Surveys, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; State Trait Anxiety Inventory; Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey