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Ibes, Dorothy C.; Forestell, Catherine A. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To determine whether students who engage in a sedentary task in an urban park-like setting experience improved mood and whether this effect is moderated by mindfulness meditation. Participants: 234 (133 females) undergraduate students, who either engaged in outdoor recreation frequently or infrequently. Methods: Participants engaged in…
Descriptors: College Environment, Parks, Undergraduate Students, Metacognition
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Roberts, Megan E.; Keller-Hamilton, Brittney; Ferketich, Amy K.; Berman, Micah L. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: Examine trends in e-cigarette use, and Juul use specifically, among U.S. college students. Participants In 2016, we established a cohort of 529 incoming first-year students to a large Midwestern University. In 2018, these students (now third-years) were re-contacted, and a new sample of 611 incoming first-year students was enrolled.…
Descriptors: Smoking, College Freshmen, Health Behavior, Gender Differences
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Dunston, Emily R.; Messina, Emily S.; Coelho, Alan J.; Chriest, Shelby N.; Waldrip, Martin P.; Vahk, Annika; Taylor, Katrina – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To determine the independent associations among physical activity, sitting, grit, and resilience in college students. Participants: Undergraduate students (n = 244) from a regional university participated in the study in January 2018. Methods: An online survey regarding physical activity, grit, and resilience was distributed via email.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Activities, Life Style, Persistence
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Ori, Elaine M.; Berry, Tanya R. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To assess preferred sources of information for seeking physical activity (PA), and how PA information seeking may contribute to participation in a campus PA program. Participants: Students attending a large, Western Canadian university between April 2015 and April 2018. Methods: Secondary analysis of an annual campus-wide survey.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Information Sources, Information Seeking
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Olfert, Melissa D.; Barr, Makenzie L.; Mathews, Anne E.; Horacek, Tanya M.; Riggsbee, Kristin; Zhou, Wenjun; Colby, Sarah E. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To examine health behavior and environmental perception differences among vegetarian and nonvegetarian students. Participants: First-year university students (n = 1078) from eight United States universities. Methods: Data were obtained from base 2015 and followup 2016 assessments. Vegetarians and nonvegetarians were compared for…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Life Style, Eating Habits, College Freshmen
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Werner, Emily N.; Guadagni, Alyssa J.; Pivarnik, James M. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: Assess nutrition knowledge of Division I college athletes. Participants: 128 student-athletes (n¼ 70 female) from eight sports completed the survey in June 2018. Methods: The survey by Calella et al (2017) was used to assess both general and sport nutrition knowledge. Results: Cases with more than 20% of responses missing were excluded…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, College Students, Knowledge Level
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Spadine, Mandy; Patterson, Megan S.; Brown, Sydney; Nelon, Jordan; Lanning, Beth; Johnson, Dawn M. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: This study aims to examine factors related to emotional abuse, an understudied type of intimate partner violence (IPV), among a sample of college students. Participants: 601 undergraduates from one large public university in the Midwestern United States (Spring 2017) and 756 undergraduates from one large public university in the…
Descriptors: Violence, Antisocial Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
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Davis, Jennifer L.; Carpenter, Sierra; Irwin, Adriane N. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: Describe the frequency and characteristics of unclaimed prescriptions from a pharmacy embedded within a student health services clinic. Methods: Cross-sectional study of prescriptions received by an on-campus pharmacy between September 1-December 31, 2017 and September 1-December 31, 2018. Prescription data were extracted from the…
Descriptors: College Students, School Health Services, Drug Therapy, Incidence
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Neace, Savannah M.; Hicks, Allison M.; DeCaro, Marci S.; Salmon, Paul G. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: Traditional views of exercise motivation emphasize the long-term health benefits of exercise. We investigated whether mindfulness, present-moment awareness, is associated with greater exercise motivation and exercise self-efficacy in college students. Exercise self-efficacy reflects how confident individuals are that they can persist in…
Descriptors: Exercise, Student Motivation, Metacognition, Self Efficacy
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Choi, Allen; Marcus, Kathryn; Pohl, Danielle; Eyck, Patrick Ten; Balfour, Henry, Jr.; Jackson, J. Brooks – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the cause of infectious mononucleosis, which disproportionately affects university students. This population has the potential to benefit from a prophylactic EBV vaccine trial. Our objectives were to determine EBV infection status and associated demographic/lifestyle factors among first year undergraduate…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Sexuality
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Levine, S. L.; Cherrier, S.; Holding, A. C.; Koestner, R. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: Reading is often cited as beneficial for one's mental health, but the research on this topic is limited. The goal of the present research was to examine whether recreational reading is beneficial for mental health during college, and to determine what motivates recreational reading. Participants: Participants were 231 university…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Mental Health
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King, Eleanor R.; Willcott Benoit, Whitney; Repa, Lily M.; Garland, Sheila N. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: This study examined the prevalence and factors associated with non-medical use of prescription stimulants to promote wakefulness. Participants: We surveyed 3,160 university students aged 18-35 between June 2016 and May 2017. Method: Participants reported whether they used prescription stimulants non-medically to stay awake and completed…
Descriptors: Incidence, Drug Abuse, Stimulants, College Students
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Huck, Jennifer L.; James, S. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: The purpose of the study was two-fold. The first objective was to determine the level of rape myth acceptance of college students. The second objective was to determine the impact of social group membership on rape myth. Participants: 316 undergraduate students were recruited in spring of 2016. Methods: Surveys distributed to students…
Descriptors: Rape, Misconceptions, Undergraduate Students, Clubs
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Kalibatseva, Zornitsa; Bathje, Geoff J.; Wu, Ivan H. C.; Bluestein, Brooke M.; Leong, Frederick T. L.; Collins-Eaglin, Jan – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: This study examined race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and financial stress and their association with depression and suicidality among university counseling center clients. Methods: The sample included 3,189 participants who received services at a university counseling center. Results: Asian American college students reported…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences, Sexual Orientation
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González, Sonia K.; Grov, Christian – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To evaluate different recruitment methods to enroll participants into a mHealth pilot RCT: banner ads on Facebook and OkCupid, and targeted electronic outreach (e.g., emails to community-based organizations and to professors at local colleges). Participants: Between October 2015 and May 2016, 114 college-aged Black and Latina women 18…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Social Media, Electronic Mail, African American Students
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