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Keough, Matthew T.; Hendershot, Christian S.; Wardell, Jeffrey D.; Bagby, R. Michael – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objectives: Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is associated with cannabis use. People high in AS may use cannabis to cope with elevated anxiety. This association is consistently supported in the literature. However, we have much to learn about the mechanisms of the AS pathway to cannabis use. We aimed to examine negative urgency--the tendency to act…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Marijuana, College Students, Two Year College Students
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Lane, Robert; Miranda, Regina – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objectives: Based on acculturative family distancing theory, we examined whether familial acculturative stress interacted with hopelessness to predict suicidal ideation differentially among emerging adult immigrant versus nonimmigrant college students. Participants: We recruited 152 generationally and racially/ethnically diverse college students…
Descriptors: Immigrants, College Students, Anxiety, Immigration
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Valentine, Arthur A.; Schumacher, Julie Raeder; Murphy, Jan; Ma, Yoon Jin – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To identify the prevalence of dietary supplement (DS) use, perceptions of DS efficacy, and lifestyle behaviors of DS users and non-users. Participants: Undergraduate students, student-athletes, and ROTC cadets at a Midwestern University between September 2014 and January 2015. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was administered.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Athletes, Case Studies, Online Surveys
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Kelliher Rabon, Jessica; Sirois, Fuschia M.; Hirsch, Jameson K. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: College students may be at heightened risk for suicide and suicidal behavior due to maladaptive cognitive-emotional factors and failure to practice basic health behaviors. However, self-compassion and wellness behaviors may protect against risk. The relation between self-compassion and suicidal behavior and the contributing roles of…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Suicide, Self Destructive Behavior, Emotional Response
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Nelson, Jason M.; Liebel, Spencer W. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: This study examined symptoms of anxiety and depression among college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants: Data were collected between March 2011 and March 2016 from 150 college students with ADHD and 150 college students without ADHD. Method: Participants with ADHD were compared to a sex- and…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Tinklenberg, Julie; Patel, Bina; Gelman, Kathryn; Albucher, Ronald – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To address the increasing demand for assessments of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the primary author developed a protocol for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Stanford University's Vaden Student Health Center to improve the efficiency of such evaluations. Participants: As part of quality…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Questionnaires, Clinical Diagnosis, Universities
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Pacheco, Christina M.; Wellever, Anthony; Nazir, Niaman; Pacheco, Joseph; Berryhil, Kelly; Faseru, Babalola; Barnes, Charles; Daley, Christine M.; Choi, Won S. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine knowledge, awareness, and support for campus smoke-free policies. Participants: 1,256 American Indian tribal college students from three tribal colleges in the Midwest and Northern Plains. Methods: Data are from an observational cross-sectional study of American Indian tribal college students,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, College Students, American Indian Students
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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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Shah, N. S.; Flood-Bryzman, A.; Jeffries, C.; Scott, J. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objectives: To assess the magnitude of active TB disease and latent TB infection (LTBI) in young adults of college age. Participants: Individuals who were aged 18-24 years in 2011 were used as a proxy for college students. Methods: Active TB cases reported to the 2011 US National TB Surveillance System (NTSS) were included. LTBI prevalence was…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, College Students, Young Adults, Screening Tests
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Abshire, Demetrius A.; Mudd-Martin, Gia; Moser, Debra K.; Lennie, Terry A. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To compare anthropometric measures of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) as predictors of blood pressure in college students. Participants: Students (N = 116) were recruited from November 2012 to May 2014 at an urban university and rural community…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Body Weight, Body Height
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Le, Vi T.; Norris Turner, Abigail; McDaniel, Anne; Hale, Kenneth M.; Athas, Christina; Kwiek, Nicole C. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine the association between nonmedical use of over-the-counter medications (NMUOTC) and nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). Participants: University students surveyed on NMUOTC and NMUPD between August and December 2011 (N = 939). Methods: Cross-sectional data analysis of online survey. Results: The majority of…
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Abuse, Correlation, Student Surveys
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Christianson, Laura – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Retrospective research from patients with schizophrenia suggests that remission becomes increasingly less likely the longer psychosis goes untreated. Yet symptoms of schizophrenia are insidious and disease evolution varies between patients, requiring an ongoing diagnostic process. One way of justifying early treatment is by focusing on…
Descriptors: College Students, Schizophrenia, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Student Characteristics
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Hollingsworth, David W.; Slish, Meredith L.; Wingate, LaRicka R.; Davidson, Collin L.; Rasmussen, Kathy A.; O'Keefe, Victoria M.; Tucker, Raymond P.; Grant, DeMond M. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: Research has demonstrated that a lack of social support is related to suicide risk. This study examines perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, as mechanisms of the social support-suicide relationship in college students. Method: The study consisted of 207 students from a Midwestern…
Descriptors: College Students, At Risk Persons, Suicide, Psychological Patterns
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Brown, Joshua Travis; Volk, Fred; Gearhart, Gabrielle L. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: This study seeks to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory-Functions (OSI-F) for assessing nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), a condition for further study in the DSM-5. Participants: Participants included 345 students who indicated a history of self-injury in a university counseling center over six…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, College Students, Predictor Variables
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Kaestle, Christine E.; Evans, Larissa M. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: We examine how sexual activity relates to sexual well-being within the context of sexual attitudes, sexual agency, and sexual desire. Participants/Methods: We surveyed 471 college women in 2012-2014 who had ever had sex. Results: Sexual agency and sexual desire consistently predicted well-being, regardless of recent sexual activity.…
Descriptors: Females, Sexuality, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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