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Jarim Kim – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: This study investigated the factors that impact the effectiveness of energy drink-related health messages. Specifically, this study examined how behavioral status moderates the effects of the temporal contexts described in messages related to energy drink consumption. Participants: A total of 823 college students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Behavior, Student Attitudes, Information Dissemination
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Emily A. Waterman; Katherine D. M. Lee; Katie M. Edwards – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: One strategy to address the health issues among college students is through bystander intervention. However, much is still unknown about bystander behavior. The purpose of the current study was to assess the feasibility of daily diary methodology as applied to bystander opportunity. Method: Using a convenience sample, we examined (1)…
Descriptors: College Students, Audiences, Intervention, Incidence
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Robin Nemeroff; Alyson Harden; Brianna Kowalsky – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Background: Today's college students are experiencing unprecedented rates of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. As a result, college counseling centers are often overwhelmed by the demand for mental health services. Methods: The current study evaluated the potential for Hatha yoga classes to be used as an alternative to conventional…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Measures (Individuals), Physical Activities, Relaxation Training
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Christie Kirchoff; Karina Abadia; Cristina Palacios – Journal of American College Health, 2024
"Objective:" Evaluate college students' perception of the effectiveness of different vending machine (VM) interventions for improving snack selection. "Participants:" A total of 194 college students with the age of =18 years. "Method:" A cross-sectional survey among a purposive sampling near VM. "Results:"…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions
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Benjamin Parchem; Adam Wheeler; Amber Talaski; Sherry Davis Molock – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: To compare rates of anxiety and depression among LGBTQ college students before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and examine pandemic-related stressors and protective factors. Participants: Two cohorts of LGBTQ college students, aged 18-25, sampled before (N = 3,484) and during (N = 1,647) the pandemic. Methods: The Healthy Minds Study…
Descriptors: College Students, LGBTQ People, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
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Navjot Pachu; Sandra Webber; Shaelyn Strachan – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: Examine effects of self-affirmation on university students' processing of health risk messages related to sedentary behavior. Participants: Eighty-eight students from a Canadian university (females = 53; males = 35; M[subscript age] = 21.74, SD = 5.36) participated during the 2018-2019 academic year. Methods: Participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Behavior, Physical Activity Level
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Jessica Rose Szczepanski; Ruth E. Litchfield; Erica A. Beirman; Lisa M. Nolting; Ulrike Genschel – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: College is characterized by transition, students shifting from dependence to independence in numerous roles/responsibilities. Deficiencies in food/nutrition aptitudes and dietary intake exist, evidenced by declining physical well-being and poor eating patterns/practices within the population. Studies examining interventions to improve…
Descriptors: College Students, Land Grant Universities, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction
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Timothy C. Marchell; Laura Beth Santacrose; Anne C. Laurita; Elizabeth J. Allan – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: The present report describes a comprehensive, public health approach to hazing prevention on a university campus and evaluates its impact over time. Participants: Two different surveys (PULSE and MASCOT) were administered to college undergraduate students, in April 2013 (PULSE n = 6,190; MASCOT n = 3,117) and March 2015 (PULSE n =…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hazing, Prevention, Student Experience
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Eda Kilinç; Asiye Kartal – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of bicycle helmet use among college students and health beliefs about bicycle helmet attitude. Participants: Turkish university students (n = 799). Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted over the period 2019. A sociodemographic and cycling related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Counselor Training, Psychological Studies
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Stuti J. Jaiswal; Ashna Aggarwal; Yunyue Zhang; Jeremy Orr; Kratika Mishra; Cathy Y. Lu; Eric Johnson; Nathan E. Wineinger; Robert L. Owens – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: Examine how changes in sleep duration, objectively measured by activity trackers, impact weight gain in incoming college freshman. Participants: Incoming college freshmen, age [greater than equal to] 18. Methods: We measured weight and daily sleep duration before college entry and through the 1st college quarter. Additionally, we…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sleep, Physical Activities, Telecommunications
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Olivet Martinez; Catherine C. Steele; Trevor J. Steele; Sam Emerson; Brooke J. Cull; Stephanie P. Kurti; Sara K. Rosenkranz – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: To determine differences in glucose control and cardiovascular disease risk factors following three weeks of added soda, 100% fruit juice, or water in apparently healthy, college-aged adults. Participants: Thirty-six adults (18 males; 18 females) between the ages of 18 and 30 years of age. Methods: A 3-arm randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Young Adults, College Students, Dietetics, Eating Habits
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Addie N. Merians; Emily Mischel; Patricia Frazier; Katherine Lust – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: We examined the relationships between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and measures of mental health, academic achievement, and consequences of alcohol use, and moderators of these associations. We hypothesized that most students with high (3+) ACEs scores would be resilient on at least one measure but that few would be resilient on…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Early Experience, Mental Health, Drinking
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Seda Çakmak; Özlem Tanriöver – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: The use of social networks has grown substantially over the past few years and especially during COVID-19. This study aims to investigate the possible relationship between social media addiction and obesity which may lead to disturbed body perception in university students. Participants: A total of 250 undergraduates participated.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Obesity, Social Media
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Ziaul H. Rana; Cara L. Frankenfeld; Erika J. Kennedy; Jaclyn Bertoldo; Lilian De Jonge; Lawrence J. Cheskin – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate how well college students meet U.S. dietary guidelines by examining the mean intakes of nutrients to limit (sodium, sugar, refined grains, and saturated fat), and what factors lead to exceeding the dietary recommendations. Participants: Participants were first-year undergraduate students (N =…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Food Standards, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Timothy M. Dasinger; Deborah J. Gibson – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: Because of COVID-19, higher education changed as institutions went remote and students' mental health was challenged. Rural universities were disproportionately affected because of limited Internet access. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological need satisfaction/frustration and mental health among rural college…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Students, Rural Areas
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