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Lewis, Stephen P.; Heath, Nancy L.; Hasking, Penelope A.; Whitlock, Janis L.; Wilson, Mark S.; Plener, Paul L. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
Nonsuicidal self-injury is a significant concern on college campuses. Hence, the authors, the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Settings, offer the current position paper. First, the authors review current research in the field. Next, they discuss considerations for colleges' institutional-wide response to self-injury,…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Destructive Behavior, Responses, Mental Health Programs
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Farrell, Isabel C.; Gibbons, Melinda M. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
Latinos represent a large percentage of the immigrant population currently entering the United States. These immigrants may face mental health issues related to their immigration and acculturation experiences, leading to a need for counseling. The authors introduce narrative therapy as an appropriate treatment modality for college-age Latino…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Mental Health
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Philip, Selin; Neuer Colburn, Anita A.; Underwood, Lee; Bayne, Hannah – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The authors conducted a qualitative study using phenomenological inquiry to explore the nature and essence of international students' experience of utilizing religion/spirituality to cope with acculturative stress. Twelve students from 2 public universities and diverse religious/spiritual traditions participated. Results suggest that…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, College Students, Foreign Students
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Karaman, Mehmet A.; Lerma, Eunice; Vela, Javier Cavazos; Watson, Joshua C. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine factors predictive of college students' academic stress. Three hundred seven undergraduate students (179 men, 128 women) participated in the study. Results indicated that female college students had higher academic stress than did male college students. Bivariate correlations and multiple regression…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Stress Variables, Gender Differences
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Stepleton, Kate; McMahon, Sarah; Potter, Cathryn C.; MacKenzie, Michael J. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
Using survey data from a large, public university, the authors examined the relationships of precollege sexual violence experience to revictimization and disclosure. Among victims of campus sexual violence, those with prior sexual victimization were no more or less likely to disclose to campus resources and were less likely to disclose to peers.…
Descriptors: Victims, Sexuality, Rape, Disclosure
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Flynn, Andrea M.; Li, Yan; Sánchez, Bernadette – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The purpose of this study was to describe law students' psychological symptoms, assess the role of law school stress in students' symptoms, and suggest ways college counselors can help this population. More than half of the 316 participants displayed symptoms of depression and psychological distress, and nearly half showed symptoms of anxiety. Law…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Law Students, School Counselors, Psychological Patterns
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Tuazon, Victor E.; Travis, Sterling P.; Honderich, Eleni M.; Williams, Amy E.; Menefee, Sarah E. I.; Gressard, Charles F. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The construct of drunkorexia, caloric restriction prior to or during alcohol consumption, was examined in 411 college students who experienced alcohol-related infractions. Analyses were conducted to examine differences in demographic prevalence distributions, alcohol-related consequences, and alcohol consumption between a subsample of participants…
Descriptors: Drinking, College Students, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Smith, Timothy B.; Lyon, Rachel Crook; O'Grady, Kari – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
Given contemporary ethical concerns, the authors conducted a national survey of 216 college counselors' perceptions of integrating religious and spiritual issues in multicultural counseling and counselor education. Using cluster analysis, the authors identified 4 patterns of commitments to multiculturalism and religiosity. Respondents demonstrated…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Colleges, Religion, Religious Factors
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Meyer, Lisa P.; Leppma, Monica – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
Eating disorders often emerge, resurface, or worsen in individuals during college (National Eating Disorders Association, 2013), substantiating the need to identify protective factors. The relationship between mindfulness, self-compassion, and emotion regulation and disordered eating was examined in a sample of 100 university students. Results of…
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Metacognition
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Cadaret, Michael C.; Bennett, Sara Rieder – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
This study examined how financial stress was related to psychological distress as measured by the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms--62 (Locke et al., 2011). Data were collected from students seeking psychological services at a large midwestern university. Results indicated that higher levels of financial stress are associated…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns, College Students
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Watts, Justin R.; Tu, Wei-Mo; O'Sullivan, Deirdre – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
Collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) provide support for students in recovery from substance use disorders. Little research exists examining factors relevant to this population, making it challenging to prioritize recovery and educational goals. This study used a national sample (N = 80) of students involved in CRPs to investigate the relationships…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, College Students, College Programs, Self Concept
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Bird, Matthew D.; Chow, Graig M.; Meir, Gily; Freeman, Jaison – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The difference in attitudes toward online video counseling and face-to-face counseling and the relationship between stigma and these attitudes were investigated among a sample of 588 college students. Attitudes toward face-to-face counseling are more favorable compared with those toward online video counseling. However, self-stigma does not…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Video Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kalkbrenner, Michael T.; Sink, Christopher A.; Schwitzer, Alan; Richards, Traci – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The development and validation of the 29-item Understanding Mental Health Scale (UMHS) is described. This new questionnaire measures college students' understanding of mental health issues. The authors also identified significant demographic differences in students' understanding of mental health issues. A principal factor analysis revealed a…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Questionnaires, College Students, Test Construction
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Elliott, Ann N.; Faires, Alyson; Turk, Rachel K.; Wagner, Lora C.; Pomeroy, Brianna M.; Pierce, Thomas W.; Aspelmeier, Jeffery E. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
This study examined the relationship between polyvictimization, psychological distress, and trauma symptoms in college men and women. Childhood victimization was common among participants. Regression analyses revealed that polyvictimization (i.e., high cumulative levels of victimization) is a better predictor of psychological distress and trauma…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Psychological Patterns, College Students, Trauma
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Schmidt, Christa K.; Raque-Bogdan, Trisha L.; Hollern, Emily A. – Journal of College Counseling, 2019
The aim of this study was to understand the relationships between self-compassion, positive affect, negative affect, and variables representative of positive body image for college women. Regression analyses indicated that self-compassion and affect accounted for 39% and 30% of the variance, respectively, in body appreciation and body image…
Descriptors: Altruism, Self Concept, College Students, Females
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