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College Student Suicide  

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Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, and it is estimated that 1,088 college students die by suicide each year (National Mental Health Association and the Jed Foundation, 2002). This chapter presents the context of college student mental health within which the problem of college student suicide is situated. Because…

Taub, Deborah J.; Thompson, Jalonda

2013-01-01

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Variability in College Student Suicide  

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The research on college student suicide is discussed, with emphasis on variability in base rates, the operating assumptions regarding reported base rates, and methodological difficulties in studying suicide. Variability in suicide among schools and among different types of students is examined, and the effects of changing demographics and cultural influences on rates and patterns of college student suicide and suicidality

J. Hugh Stephenson; Maria P. Belesis; Wendy E. Balliet

2005-01-01

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College Students' Views on Suicide  

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College students were asked to rate the acceptability of suicide for themselves and for others in various circumstances. It was hypothesized that acceptability would vary as a function of circumstance of the suicide, the students' religious affiliation, history of past attempts, and whether the suicide was contemplated for oneself or another. The authors found that the highest acceptability for suicide

Stephen R. King; Walter R. Hampton Jr; Bruce Bernstein

1996-01-01

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Suicidal Risk among College Students.  

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Although the suicide rate of young adults has increased dramatically, few empirical studies examine suicide in the normal population. To examine suicidal thinking and behavior in a college student sample, 43 female and 23 male college students responded to an adverse life event scenario and then filled out an extended questionnaire regarding…

Campana, Mary; And Others

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Social Hopelessness and College Student Suicide Ideation  

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The present study examined the relationship between suicide ideation and various predictive psychological factors in order to improve upon existing models of student suicidality. Specific attention was paid to social hopelessness, an interpersonal form of hopelessness, in the prediction of suicidality. A sample of 143 college students completed measures of suicide ideation, daily stress, depression, general hopelessness, and social hopelessness.

Marnin J. Heisel; Gordon L. Flett; Paul L. Hewitt

2003-01-01

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Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide  

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Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. This complex issue on college campuses is often overlooked, and this book combines the efforts from several leaders in the field of suicidology in an attempt to grasp a better understanding of college student suicide. The book is divided into four…

Lamis, Dorian A.; Lester, David

2011-01-01

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College student stressors, depression, and suicidal ideation.  

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This study was designed to explore whether stressors from college-related activities and stressors from general life experiences differed in their power to predict depression and suicidal ideation in college students. In a sample of 165 college undergraduates, depression was predicted by both sources of stress whereas past and current suicidal ideation were predicted only by general life stress. PMID:24765726

Lester, David

2014-02-01

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Optimism and Suicide Ideation Among Young Adult College Students  

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Given that college students may be at increased risk for suicide, it is important to conduct research that could guide suicide prevention efforts on college campuses. Although much research has been conducted on the role of hopelessness and depression in suicide ideation, the role of dispositional optimism is unclear. Subjects were 284 college students (185 female, 65%), ages 18 and

Jameson K. Hirsch; Kenneth R. Conner; Paul R. Duberstein

2007-01-01

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A College Suicide Prevention Model for American Indian Students  

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College student suicide prevention efforts are important to campus administrators and mental health professionals due to increasing concerns about managing suicidal students. This article describes the development and preliminary effectiveness of a campus suicide prevention program designed for American Indian (AI) students who are at higher risk for suicide compared with the general population. Using the medicine wheel as a

Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp; Sonia Marrone; Jacqueline S. Gray; Donna L. Brown

2009-01-01

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Psychotherapy as Opportunity to Prevent College Student Suicide  

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Suicide rates among college age youth have increased two to three fold over the past 25 years, most notably among males. Colleges and universities, however, have developed better mental health resources and the stigma against using them has decreased, allowing more opportunity to prevent student suicide. This article depicts how psychotherapy can be made most effective in transformation suicide threat

Leighton C. Whitaker

1987-01-01

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Optimism and suicide ideation among young adult college students.  

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Given that college students may be at increased risk for suicide, it is important to conduct research that could guide suicide prevention efforts on college campuses. Although much research has been conducted on the role of hopelessness and depression in suicide ideation, the role of dispositional optimism is unclear. Subjects were 284 college students (185 female, 65%), ages 18 and over. Optimism was assessed with the Life Orientation Test-Revised. The outcome measure was the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation. A hierarchical, multivariate regression was used to test the hypothesis that optimism is inversely associated with suicide ideation, even after controlling for age, gender, depressive symptoms, and hopelessness. The hypothesis was supported. Optimism holds promise as a cognitive characteristic associated with decreased thoughts of suicide in college students; a better understanding of its putative protective role in this group, and cross-culturally, is needed. Prevention programs designed to enhance optimism in the college setting might decrease suicide risk. PMID:17453695

Hirsch, Jameson K; Conner, Kenneth R; Duberstein, Paul R

2007-01-01

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Suicidal Behavior and Help Seeking among Diverse College Students  

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Suicidal and help-seeking behaviors of students of color remain a significant problem on college campuses. Self-reported suicidal experiences and help-seeking behavior of diverse students are examined on the basis of results from a national survey of college student mental health. The results suggest significant differences in the expression of…

Brownson, Chris; Becker, Martin Swanbrow; Shadick, Richard; Jaggars, Shanna S.; Nitkin-Kaner, Yael

2014-01-01

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Predictors of College Student Suicidal Ideation: Gender Differences  

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There is a need to identify students at risk for suicide. Predictors of suicidality were examined separately for men and women in a college health survey of 630 students. Women reported higher levels of suicidal ideation than men in the previous year. Separate regression analyses for men and women accounted for significant amounts of the variance…

Stephenson, Hugh; Pena-Shaff, Judith; Quirk, Priscilla

2006-01-01

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Physical Activity, Sports Participation, and Suicidal Behavior among College Students.  

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Used data from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey to evaluate the relationship between physical activity, sports participation, and suicide among college students. Overall, selected physical activity patterns were associated in a non-systematic manner with decreased or increased odds of suicidal behavior among male and female…

Brown, David R.; Blanton, Curtis J.

2002-01-01

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Comprehensive College Student Suicide Assessment: Application of the BASIC ID  

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Whether one knows someone who is thinking of suicide, has attempted suicide, or has completed suicide, nearly all individuals who encounter suicide are affected. The influence and residual affects of suicide are further amplified as the issue reaches across communities such as college or university campuses. College and university staff must improve their response to suicidal ideation with comprehensive assessment

Derrick Paladino; Casey A. Barrio Minton

2008-01-01

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American Indian college student suicide: risk, beliefs, and help-seeking preferences  

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We examined American Indian studentssuicidality, their awareness of tribal beliefs concerning suicide, and the likelihood of them seeking help, if suicidal, from a variety of sources. The rate of suicidal ideation among students in our sample was comparable to the general college student population. Only 10% of sample was aware of traditional tribal suicide beliefs. Respondents who were committed

Karen R. Scheel; Loreto R. Prieto; Jeanette Biermann

2011-01-01

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The escape theory of suicide and perfectionism in college students  

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A preliminary model of the escape theory of suicide was tested in 168 college students (52 males, 116 females), who completed self-report measures of self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed perfectionism, negatie life stress, depression, hopelessness, anxiety, reasons for living, and suicidal behaviors. A path analysis provided only partial validation for the model and accounted for 26% of the variance in

Paul J. Dean; Lillian M. Range

1996-01-01

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Comprehensive College Student Suicide Assessment: Application of the BASIC ID  

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Whether one knows someone who is thinking of suicide, has attempted suicide, or has completed suicide, nearly all individuals who encounter suicide are affected. The influence and residual affects of suicide are further amplified as the issue reaches across communities such as college or university campuses. College and university staff must…

Paladino, Derrick; Minton, Casey A. Barrio

2008-01-01

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Associations between impulsivity, aggression, and suicide in Chinese college students  

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Background Although there are accumulating data regarding the epidemiology of suicide in China, there are meager data on suicidal ideation and attempts among college students. Interestingly, elevated impulsivity is thought to facilitate the transition from suicidal thoughts to suicidal behavior. Therefore, the objective of this research was to identify the associations between suicide and the personality factors of impulsivity and aggression. Methods This study’s sampling method employed stratified random cluster sampling. A multi-stage stratified sampling procedure was used to select participants (n?=?5,245). We conducted structured interviews regarding a range of socio-demographic characteristics and suicidal morbidity. The Patient Health Questionnaire depression module (PHQ-9) was used to acquire the information about thoughts of being better off dead or hurting themselves in some ways during the past two weeks. The impulsivity symptoms in this study were assessed with the BIS-11-CH (i.e., the Chinese version of the BIS-11), and the Aggressive symptoms were assessed with the BAQ. The statistical package for social science (SPSS) v.13.0 program (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) was used for statistical analysis. Socio-demographic variables such as ethnic and gender were compared between groups, through the use of ?2 tests. The nonparametric test (k Independent Sample test, Kruskal-Wallis H) was performed to determine differences between the personality factors of impulsivity and aggression and suicide. Results In total, 9.1% (n?=?479) of the 5,245 students reported they have ever thought about committing suicide; and 1% (n?=?51) reported a history of attempted suicide (attempters). The analyses detected significant differences in scores on cognitive impulsivity (p?suicidal ideation and individuals who had attempted suicide. Moreover, significant differences were found between ideators only and attempters on scores of self-oriented attack (p?Suicidal ideation is prevalent among Chinese university students. Students with high aggression scores were more susceptible to committing suicide. Scores on self-oriented attack and cognitive impulsivity may be important factors for differentially predicting suicide ideation and suicide attempts. PMID:24894449

2014-01-01

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Countering Cultural Myths to Help Prevent College Student Suicide  

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This chapter explicates three prevalent and insidious morbidity-inducing cultural myths and suggests how they may be countered in terms of individual and group approaches to help prevent college student suicide. These myths are the stigmatizing of psychologically troubled persons and mental health services, the confusion of machismo with genuine masculinity, and the confusion of depression with natural sadness. Udnerstanding these

Leighton C. Whitaker

1990-01-01

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Religious commitment, attitudes toward suicide, and suicidal behaviors among college students of different ethnic and religious groups in Malaysia.  

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The variation in suicide patterns across ethnic groups with different religious background is a puzzling social phenomenon. This study sought to examine the impact of religious commitment and attitudes toward suicide on suicidal behaviors of college students across major ethnic and religious groups in a multicultural society of Malaysia. A total of 139 college students completed Religious Commitment Inventory-10, Attitudes Toward Suicide Scale, and Suicidal Behavior Questionnaire-Revised. Findings showed significant discrepancies in attitudes toward suicide, but not suicidal behaviors across ethnic and religious groups. Suicide acceptance significantly affected suicidal behaviors as well. Although religious commitment is not associated with suicidal behaviors, its deviation is reflected in students' acceptance of suicide. Additionally, college students' suicide risk, lifetime, and recent suicide ideation, as well as their likelihood of future suicide attempt can be associated with their acceptance of suicide. The influence of attitudes toward suicide and religion, therefore, should be taken into consideration while implementing suicide prevention programs as it helps shape the norms about suicide among youths. PMID:23196328

Foo, Xiang Yi; Alwi, Muhd Najib Mohd; Ismail, Siti Irma Fadhillah; Ibrahim, Normala; Osman, Zubaidah Jamil

2014-06-01

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Validation of Reasons for Living and Their Relationship with Suicidal Ideation in Korean College Students  

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This study aimed to examine the validity of reasons for living (RFL) and the protective role they may play against suicidal ideation in college students in South Korea. A total of 277 undergraduate students participated by completing the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory (CS-RFL), along with measures of suicide risk including…

Lee, Yuri; Oh, Kyung Ja

2012-01-01

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Association of solitary binge drinking and suicidal behavior among emerging adult college students.  

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Emerging adult college students who binge drink in solitary contexts (i.e., while alone) experience greater depression and suicidal ideation than do students who only binge drink in social contexts, suggesting that they may be at greater risk for suicidal behavior. This study examined the association of a previous suicide attempt, one of the best predictors of future suicide attempts and suicide, and severity of recent suicidal ideation with drinking in solitary and social contexts. Participants were binge drinking, emerging adult (18- to 25-year-old) college students (N=182) drawn from two studies of college drinkers. A logistic regression analysis revealed that both suicide attempt history and severity of suicidal ideation were significantly associated with a greater likelihood of being a solitary binge drinker as opposed to only a social binge drinker. Students with a previous suicide attempt were nearly four times more likely to be solitary binge drinkers. Multiple regression analyses revealed that suicide attempt history was significantly associated with greater frequency and quantity of drinking in solitary, but not social contexts. Suicidal ideation was significantly associated with drinks per solitary drinking day, but not frequency of solitary drinking once suicide attempt history was accounted for. Given the associations found between solitary binge drinking and a history of suicide attempts, as well as greater severity of recent suicidal ideation, it appears that these students are in need of suicide prevention efforts, including treatment efforts aimed at reducing binge drinking. PMID:22288976

Gonzalez, Vivian M

2012-09-01

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Association of Solitary Binge Drinking and Suicidal Behavior Among Emerging Adult College Students  

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Emerging adult college students who binge drink in solitary contexts (i.e., while alone) experience greater depression and suicidal ideation than students who only binge drink in social contexts, suggesting that they may be at greater risk for suicidal behavior. This study examined the association of a previous suicide attempt, one of the best predictors of future suicide attempts and suicide, and severity of recent suicidal ideation with drinking in solitary and social contexts. Participants were binge drinking emerging adult (18- to 25-year-old) college students (N = 182) drawn from two studies of college drinkers. A logistic regression analysis revealed that both suicide attempt history and severity of suicidal ideation were significantly associated with a greater likelihood of being a solitary binge drinker as opposed to only a social binge drinker. Students with a previous suicide attempt were nearly 4 times more likely to be solitary binge drinkers. Multiple regression analyses revealed that suicide attempt history was significantly associated with greater frequency and quantity of drinking in solitary, but not social contexts. Suicidal ideation was significantly associated with drinks per solitary drinking day, but not frequency of solitary drinking once suicide attempt history was accounted for. Given the associations found between solitary binge drinking and a history of suicide attempts, as well as greater severity of recent suicidal ideation, it would appear that these students are in need of suicide prevention efforts, including treatment efforts aimed at reducing binge drinking. PMID:22288976

Gonzalez, Vivian M.

2012-01-01

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The Epidemiology of Suicide Among Students at Colleges and Universities in the United States  

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All published studies and selected unpublished reports on the incidence of suicide among students at colleges and universities in the United States are reviewed. Compared with studies relying upon official (i.e., governmental) records of suicide, studies relying on informal sources are found to underestimate the incidence of student suicide by about 30 percent. Both sources of data, however, indicate that

Allan J. Schwartz

1990-01-01

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Asian American College Students' Suicide Ideation: A Mixed-Methods Study  

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The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the phenomenon of suicide ideation among 293 Asian American college students. Guided by T. Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior, the authors examined the relationships among perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, self-construals, and suicide

Wong, Y. Joel; Koo, Kelly; Tran, Kimberly K.; Chiu, Yu-Chen; Mok, Yvonne

2011-01-01

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Recognition of suicide lethality factors by physicians, mental health professionals, ministers, and college students  

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Tested 180 persons for recognition of suicide lethality factors. Physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, ministers, and college students (30 Ss per group) were studied. Each person completed a 4-choice, multiple-choice test consisting of 13 questions based on factors from the Suicide Potential Rating Scale. Results reveal that physicians and psychiatrists were equal in recognizing the suicide signs and significantly better

Cooper B. Holmes; Michael E. Howard

1980-01-01

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Mood States as Predictors of Characteristics and Precipitants of Suicidality among College Students  

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This article examines college students' self-reported mood states during a suicidal crisis and the relationship between mood and indicators of suicidality. Multilevel modeling demonstrated that the moods of hopelessness and anger predicted stronger intent; anxiety/worry predicted weaker thoughts of suicide; hopelessness increased the odds of…

Hess, Elaine A.; Becker, Martin A.; Pituch, Keenan A.; Saathoff, Andrea K.

2011-01-01

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Parental bonding and attitudes toward suicide among medical college students in Japan  

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Background Suicide is a grave public health issue that is responsible for a high mortality rate among individuals aged 15–44 years. Attitudes toward suicide among medical staff members have been associated with appropriate therapeutic responses to suicidal individuals. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of parental rearing on attitudes toward suicide among Japanese medical college students. Methods We examined the association between parental bonding and attitudes toward suicide in 160 medical college students in Japan. The Parental Bonding Instrument was used to assess the attitudes and behaviors of parents. The attitudes toward suicide were evaluated using the Japanese version of the Attitudes Toward Suicide questionnaire. Results The mean age of the subjects was 25.2±4.0 years old. The majority of the participants in our study agreed that anyone could commit suicide (88.8%) and that suicide is preventable (86.3%). After adjusting for age and sex, multivariate regression analysis revealed that maternal care approached a statistically significant association with the “right to suicide” attitude. Under the same conditions, maternal care was shown to be significantly associated with the “common occurrence” attitude. No other significant relationships were observed between parental bonding and attitudes toward suicide. Conclusion This study suggests that a higher level of maternal care ensures that children think that suicide occurs less commonly. The promotion of best practices for suicide prevention among medical students is needed. Child rearing support might be associated with suicide prevention. PMID:25364256

Hashimoto, Kojiro; Sugawara, Norio; Tanaka, Osamu; Nakamura, Kazuhiko; Yasui-Furukori, Norio

2014-01-01

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Four Eras of Study of College Student Suicide in the United States: 1920-2004  

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Studies of college student suicide can be grouped into the following 4 eras: 1920-1960, 1960-1980, 1980-1990, and 1990-2004. The suicide rate for students has declined monotonically across these 4 eras, from 13.4 to 8.0 to 7.5 and, most recently, to 6.5. The decreasing proportion of men in the student populations studied largely accounts for this decline. Since 1960, the suicide

Allan J. Schwartz

2006-01-01

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Prevalence of Suicidal Ideation in Chinese College Students: A Meta-Analysis  

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Background About 1 million people worldwide commit suicide each year, and college students with suicidal ideation are at high risk of suicide. The prevalence of suicidal ideation in college students has been estimated extensively, but quantitative syntheses of overall prevalence are scarce, especially in China. Accurate estimates of prevalence are important for making public policy. In this paper, we aimed to determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation in Chinese college students. Objective and Methods Databases including PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Chinese Web of Knowledge, Wangfang (Chinese database) and Weipu (Chinese database) were systematically reviewed to identify articles published between 2004 to July 2013, in either English or Chinese, reporting prevalence estimates of suicidal ideation among Chinese college students. The strategy also included a secondary search of reference lists of records retrieved from databases. Then the prevalence estimates were summarized using a random effects model. The effects of moderator variables on the prevalence estimates were assessed using a meta-regression model. Results A total of 41 studies involving 160339 college students were identified, and the prevalence ranged from 1.24% to 26.00%. The overall pooled prevalence of suicidal ideation among Chinese college students was 10.72% (95%CI: 8.41% to 13.28%). We noted substantial heterogeneity in prevalence estimates. Subgroup analyses showed that prevalence of suicidal ideation in females is higher than in males. Conclusions The prevalence of suicidal ideation in Chinese college students is relatively high, although the suicide rate is lower compared with the entire society, suggesting the need for local surveys to inform the development of health services for college students. PMID:25285890

Li, Zhan-Zhan; Li, Ya-Ming; Lei, Xian-Yang; Zhang, Dan; Liu, Li; Tang, Si-Yuan; Chen, Lizhang

2014-01-01

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An Interactive Web-Based Method of Outreach to College Students at Risk for Suicide  

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Objective and Participants: From 2002 to 2005, the authors tested an interactive, Web-based method to encourage college students at risk for suicide to seek treatment. Methods: The authors invited students at 2 universities to complete an online questionnaire that screened for depression and other suicide risk factors. Respondents received a…

Haas, Ann; Koestner, Bethany; Rosenberg, Jill; Moore, David; Garlow, Steven J.; Sedway, Jan; Nicholas, Linda; Hendin, Herbert; Mann, J. John; Nemeroff, Charles B.

2008-01-01

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An Interactive Web-Based Method of Outreach to College Students at Risk for Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective and Participants: From 2002 to 2005, the authors tested an interactive, Web-based method to encourage college students at risk for suicide to seek treatment. Methods: The authors invited students at 2 universities to complete an online questionnaire that screened for depression and other suicide risk factors. Respondents received a personalized assessment and were able to communicate anonymously with a

Ann Haas; Bethany Koestner; Jill Rosenberg; David Moore; Steven J. Garlow; Jan Sedway; Linda Nicholas; Herbert Hendin; J. John Mann; Charles B. Nemeroff

2008-01-01

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Law & psychiatry: "depressed? Get out!": dealing with suicidal students on college campuses.  

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This column examines college and university policies under which students who manifest suicidal ideation are barred from campus, usually by immediate suspension or mandatory withdrawal. Such policies, which appear to be increasing on U.S. campuses, generally reflect administrators' fears of legal liability if students commit suicide on campus. The author reviews two recent cases-Schieszler v. Ferrum College and Shin v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology-that have created a climate of fear among administrators and suggests ways to change blanket policies so that students at low risk of suicide will not be barred from campus and will seek and obtain appropriate treatment. PMID:16816275

Appelbaum, Paul S

2006-07-01

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Links between Past Abuse, Suicide Ideation, and Sexual Orientation among San Diego College Students.  

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Explored relationships among childhood abuse, suicidal ideation, and sexual orientation. Surveys of college students indicated that women, particularly lesbians/bisexuals, reported suicide ideation and attempts more often than men. Gay/bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual men to report unwanted sexual touching. The frequency of reported…

Garcia, Jacob; Adams, Joyce; Friedman, Lawrence; East, Patricia

2002-01-01

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Factors that distinguish college students with depressive symptoms with and without suicidal thoughts  

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BACKGROUND Suicide among college students is a significant public health concern. Although suicidality is linked to depression, not all depressed college students experience suicidal ideation (SI). The primary aim of this study was to determine potential factors that may distinguish college students with depressive symptoms with and without SI. METHODS A total of 287 undergraduate college students with substantial depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory [BDI] total score >13) with and without SI were compared across psychiatric and functional outcome variables. Independent sample t tests were conducted for each outcome variable using the suicide item of the BDI as a dichotomous (ie, zero vs nonzero score) grouping variable. RESULTS Relative to students with substantial depressive symptoms without SI, those with SI were more symptomatic overall, having significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms, hopelessness, and anxiety. However, contrary to our expectations, nonsuicidal and suicidal students did not differ on measures of everyday functioning (ie, cognitive and physical functioning and grade point average). CONCLUSIONS Our findings suggest that SI among college students is associated with increased subjective distress but may not adversely impact physical or cognitive functioning or academic performance. PMID:23376869

Nyer, Maren; Holt, Daphne J.; Pedrelli, Paola; Fava, Maurizio; Ameral, Victoria; Cassiello, Clair F.; Nock, Matthew K.; Ross, Margaret; Hutchinson, Dori; Farabaugh, Amy

2013-01-01

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Association between Non-Suicidal Self-Injuries and Suicide Attempts in Chinese Adolescents and College Students: A Cross-Section Study  

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Purpose This study examined the association between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide attempts among Chinese adolescents and college students. Methods A total sample of 2013 Chinese students were randomly selected from five schools in Wuhan, China, including 1101 boys and 912 girls with the age ranging between 10 and 24 years. NSSI, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and depressive symptoms were measured by self-rated questionnaires. Self-reported suicide attempts were regressed on suicidal ideation and NSSI, controlling for participants' depressive symptoms, and demographic characteristics. Results The self-reported prevalence rates of NSSI, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts were 15.5%, 8.8%, and 3.5%, respectively. Logistic regression analyses indicated that NSSI was significantly associated with self-reported suicide attempts. Analyses examining the conditional association of NSSI and suicidal ideation with self-reported suicide attempts revealed that NSSI was significantly associated with greater risk of suicide attempts in those not reporting suicidal ideation than those reporting suicidal ideation in the past year. Conclusions These findings highlight the importance of NSSI as a potentially independent risk factor for suicide attempts among Chinese/Han adolescents and college students. PMID:21494656

Wu, Yu; Du, Yukai; Ma, Ying; Zhu, Huiping; Zhang, Ping; Liu, Zhuoya

2011-01-01

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Alcohol Use, Depressive Symptoms, and Impulsivity as Risk Factors for Suicide Proneness among College Students  

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BACKGROUND Alcohol use, depression, and suicide are significant public health problems, particularly among college students. Impulsivity is associated with all of these factors. Additionally, impulsivity increases the effects of negative mood and alcohol use on maladaptive behavior. METHODS The current cross-sectional study examined the association between the four-factor model of impulsivity (urgency, (lack of) perseverance, (lack of) premeditation, and sensation seeking), depressive symptoms, and alcohol use as predictors of suicide proneness among college students. Participants (n =1100) completed online assessments of demographics, impulsivity, depressive symptoms, and suicide proneness. RESULTS All predictors were positively related to suicide proneness. The relation between depressive symptoms and suicide proneness was moderated by (lack of) perseverance, alcohol use, and joint interactions of urgency × alcohol use and sensation seeking × alcohol use. Despite some paradoxical findings regarding the depressive symptoms-suicide proneness relation when only one risk factor was elevated, the average level of suicide proneness increased as risk factors increased. LIMITATIONS This cross-sectional self-report data comes from a non-clinical sample of college students from a homogeneous background, limiting generalizability and causal predictions. CONCLUSIONS Overall, these findings indicate that the association between depressive symptoms and suicide proneness varies considerably by different facets of impulsivity and alcohol use. The results suggest that clinical risk-assessments should weigh two forms of impulsivity (urgency and sensation seeking) as particularly vital in the presence of heavy alcohol use. These findings highlight the importance of considering and exploring moderators of the mood-suicide relationship. PMID:23474093

Dvorak, Robert D.; Lamis, Dorian A.; Malone, Patrick S.

2013-01-01

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Parent-Child Conflict and Suicide Rumination in College Students: The Mediating Roles of Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety Sensitivity  

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Objective: Parent-child conflict, depressive symptoms, and anxiety sensitivity have each been identified as risk factors for suicide ideation in college students. This study examined the relations among these risk factors and suicide rumination utilizing transition theory to guide the hypothesized relations. Participants: Undergraduate college

Lamis, Dorian A.; Jahn, Danielle R.

2013-01-01

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Self-Reported Barriers to Professional Help Seeking among College Students at Elevated Risk for Suicide  

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Objectives: This study sought to describe self-reported barriers to professional help seeking among college students who are at elevated suicide risk and determine if these barriers vary by demographic and clinical characteristics. Participants: Participants were 165 non-treatment seekers recruited as part of a Web-based treatment linkage…

Czyz, Ewa K.; Horwitz, Adam G.; Eisenberg, Daniel; Kramer, Anne; King, Cheryl A.

2013-01-01

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African American College Women's Suicide Buffers.  

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To examine the relationships buffers may have with suicide ideation, 300 African American female college students completed measures of suicide ideation and buffers. Three variables accounted for a significant and unique portion of the variance in suicide ideation: family support, a view that suicide is unacceptable, and a collaborative religious…

Marion, Michelle S.; Range, Lillian M.

2003-01-01

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Suicidal ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal: a cross-sectional study.  

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Many studies have been conducted in the developed countries to know the magnitude and factors influencing suicidal ideation among medical students, but such data are sparse in developing countries. This cross-sectional study was therefore conducted to find out the prevalence of suicidal ideation and factors influencing such ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal. A total of 206 students were selected using random sampling and questioned about their socio-demographic factors, other risk factors and suicidal ideation using a preformed validated questionnaire. The data were analyzed using SPSS for Windows Version 16.0 and the EPI Info 3.5.1 Windows Version. Descriptive statistics and testing of hypothesis were applied for the statistical methodology. The univariate and multivariate logistic regression methods were used to examine the association between different variables. Suicidal ideation in the last one year was present in nearly one tenth of the study population and in almost one fifth of them life-time suicidal ideation was present. Factors that were associated with suicidal ideation were primarily dissatisfaction with academic performance, being in the clinical semesters, having history of drug abuse and feeling neglected by parents. Most common reason reported for suicidal ideation was family related followed by self-related. Recognition of suicidal ideation among students and their associated factors can help in detecting it on time, making the right interventions and controlling the problem. Understanding the magnitude of the problem and their epidemiology via scientific study like this would be the first step in this process. PMID:22522041

Menezes, Ritesh G; Subba, S H; Sathian, Brijesh; Kharoshah, Magdy A; Senthilkumaran, Subramanian; Pant, Sadip; Arun, M; Kundapur, Rashmi; Jain, Animesh; Lobo, Stany Wilfred; Ravi Shankar, P

2012-07-01

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An investigation of the validity of the SPSI and SPSI-R in differentiating high-suicidal from depressed, low-suicidal college students  

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The present study examined the validity of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory (SPSI) and SPSI—Revised in differentiating 65 high-suicidal from 63 depressed, low-suicidal college students. Results from multivariate analyses indicated overall differences in problem-solving between these two groups as measured by the SPSI but not by the SPSI-R. Further examination of these differences revealed the high-suicidal group was different in problem-solving

George A. Clum; Bin Yang; Greg A. R. Febbraro; Deborah L. Canfield; Mary Arsdel

1996-01-01

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A mediation model of professional psychological help seeking for suicide ideation among Asian American and white American college students.  

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This study examined professional psychological help seeking among 1,045 white American and Asian American students from 70 U.S. colleges and universities who had seriously considered attempting suicide. The authors found that Asian American college students had lower rates of professional psychological help seeking for their suicide ideation than White American college students. Guided by social network perspectives on professional psychological help seeking, the authors also tested mediators of this racial disparity. Relative to white Americans, Asian Americans were advised by fewer people (especially fewer family members) to seek professional help, which was, in turn, associated with lower rates of professional psychological help seeking for suicide ideation. These findings underscore the importance of gatekeeping as a suicide prevention strategy for Asian American college students. PMID:24620900

Wong, Joel; Brownson, Chris; Rutkowski, Leslie; Nguyen, Chi P; Becker, Marty Swanbrow

2014-01-01

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Childhood Adversity, Recent Life Stressors and Suicidal Behavior in Chinese College Students  

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Background Although the independent effects of childhood adversities and of recent negative events on suicidality have been well-documented, the combinative role of childhood and recent adversities on risk for suicidality is still underexplored, especially in the context of Chinese culture and in consideration of specific types of negative events. Method 5989 students, randomly sampled from six universities in central China, completed the online survey for this study. Suicidal behavior, life adversity during childhood and stressful events in recent school life were assessed with designed questionnaires. Results Students experiencing recent stressful life events more often reported an experience of life adversity during childhood. While recent stressful life events and childhood life adversity both were associated with an increased risk for suicidal behavior, the two exposures presented conjunctively and acted interactively to increase the risk. There was noticeable variation of effects associated with specific childhood life adversities, and sexual abuse, poor parental relationship, divorce of parents and loss of a parent were among the adversities associated with the highest increased risk. Recent conflicts with classmates, poor school performance and rupture of romantic relationships were the recent school life stressors associated with the highest increased risk. Conclusions Childhood adversity and recent school life stressors had a combinative role in predicting suicidality of young people studying in Chinese colleges. Unhappy family life during childhood and recent interpersonal conflicts in school were the most important predictors of suicidality in this population. PMID:24681891

You, Zhiqi; Chen, Mingxi; Yang, Sen; Zhou, Zongkui; Qin, Ping

2014-01-01

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The Immediate Effects of Homicidal, Suicidal, and Nonviolent Heavy Metal and Rap Songs on the Moods of College Students.  

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Examined the impact of homicidal, suicidal, and nonviolent heavy metal and rap songs on the moods of male college undergraduates. Students (n=164) completed mood inventories after listening to 1 of 6 songs. Results show no effects of these songs on suicidal ideation, anxiety, or self-esteem. Rap songs elicited greater angry responses than heavy…

Ballard, Mary E.; Coates, Steven

1995-01-01

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Alcohol-Related Problems and Risk of Suicide among College Students: The Mediating Roles of Belongingness and Burdensomeness  

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The relationship among alcohol-related problems, perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and suicide proneness in undergraduate college students (N = 996) was examined. As hypothesized, alcohol-related problems, perceived burdensomeness, and thwarted belongingness were all significantly and positively correlated with suicide proneness.…

Lamis, Dorian A.; Malone, Patrick S.

2011-01-01

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CAMPUS TRAGEDY: A STUDY OF STUDENT SUICIDE  

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PRIOR STUDIES OF COLLEGE SUICIDES HAVE NEGLECTED THE NEED FOR AN ADEQUATE COMPARISON OR CONTROL GROUP. TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION, STUDENT SUICIDES WERE COMPARED TO THEIR NONSUICIDAL CLASSMATES ON SELECTED DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES. SUICIDING STUDENTS COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENTIATED FROM THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS ON THE BASIS OF AGE, CLASS STANDING, MAJOR SUBJECT, NATIONALITY, EMOTIONAL CONDITION, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. THE SUICIDAL STUDENTS

RICHARD H. SEIDEN

1966-01-01

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Self-reported Barriers to Professional Help Seeking Among College Students at Elevated Risk for Suicide  

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Research objectives This study sought to describe self-reported barriers to professional help seeking among college students who are at elevated suicide risk and determine if these barriers vary by demographic and clinical characteristics. Participants Participants were 165 non-treatment seekers recruited as part of a web-based treatment linkage intervention for college students at elevated suicide risk (from September 2010 through December 2011). Methods Data were collected using web-based questionnaires. Two coders coded students’ responses to an open-ended question about reasons for not seeking professional help. Results The most commonly reported barriers included: perception that treatment is not needed (66%); lack of time (26.8%); preference for self-management (18%). Stigma was mentioned by only 12% of students. There were notable differences based on gender, race, and severity of depression and alcohol abuse. Conclusions Efforts aimed at reaching students at elevated risk for suicidal behavior should be particularly sensitive to these commonly described barriers. PMID:24010494

Czyz, E. K.; Horwitz, A. G.; Eisenberg, D.; Kramer, A.; King, C.A.

2013-01-01

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Belief system, meaningfulness, and psychopathology associated with suicidality among Chinese college students: a cross-sectional survey  

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Background Research suggests that Chinese religious believers are more likely to commit suicide than those identifying as non-religious among rural young adults, contrary to findings in Western countries. However, one cannot conclude that religiosity is associated with elevated suicide risk without examining the effect of political and religious beliefs in a generally atheist country like China where political belief plays a dominant role in the belief system of young adults. The present study investigated the effects of political and religious belief on suicidality with meaningfulness and psychopathology as potential mediators in a large representative sample of Chinese college students. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 1390 first-year college students randomly sampled from 10 colleges and universities in mainland China. Results A total of 1168 respondents (84.0%) provided complete data on all variables. Lifetime prevalence of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt were 45.1%, 6.8%, and 1.9% respectively, with one-year suicidal ideation showing at 19.3%. Female gender was associated with elevated risk of suicidality. Political belief but not religious belief was associated with decreased suicide risk. A significant interactive effect of political belief and religious belief was found, indicating that for political believers, being religious was associated with decreased suicide risk; for non-political believers, being religious was associated with increased suicide risk. Multi-group structural equation modeling showed that meaningfulness completely mediated and psychopathology partially mediated the effect of belief system on suicidality. Gender differences were found in pathways of political belief by religious beliefs to suicidality and political belief to psychopathology. The coefficients were significant for males but not for females. Conclusions In less religious societies, political belief may serve as a means of integration as does religious affiliation in religious societies. Males were more likely to benefit from the protective effect of a belief system on suicidality than females. PMID:22898096

2012-01-01

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College Students' Hypothetical Responses to Suicidal Individuals Who Are HIV Positive, Substance Abusing, Depressed, or Anxious.  

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Undergraduates (n=141) read vignette about suicidal person with either Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, depression, drug abuse, anxiety, or adjustment problems. Found that suicidal person who was human immunodeficiency virus-positive engendered significantly less helpful responses from students than did suicidal person who had panic attacks.…

O'Neal, Steven E.; Range, Lillian M.

1993-01-01

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College students' hypothetical responses to suicidal individuals who are hiv positive, substance abusing, depressed, or anxious  

Microsoft Academic Search

To see if specific circumstances encourage or discourage helpful responses to suicide threats, 141 undergraduates read a one-paragraph vignette about a suicidal person with either AIDS, depression, drug abuse, anxiety, or adjustment problems. Students then wrote five responses, which on average were mildly unhelpful regardless of circumstance. A suicidal person who was HIV positive engendered significantly less helpful responses than

Steven E. Oneal; Lillian M. Range

1993-01-01

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Suicide proneness in college students: relationships with gender, procrastination, and achievement motivation.  

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This study examined the relationships between 2 academic dispositions (i.e., procrastination and achievement motivation) and 2 indices of suicidal proneness in college women and men. The degree these 2 academic dispositions could predict unique variance in suicide proneness scores, above and beyond the influence of depression and self-esteem was also examined for each gender. Participants included 475 (336 women, 139 men) undergraduates from a southeastern university. For both genders, procrastination and achievement motivation were significantly correlated at the univarate level with the suicide proneness indices. However, for college women, but not men, procrastination significantly accounted for unique amounts of variance in both suicide indices above and beyond the influence of depression and self-esteem. Implications for suicide intervention efforts directed toward college women and men are offered. PMID:24501841

Klibert, Jeffrey; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Jennifer; Luna, Amy; Robichaux, Michelle

2011-08-01

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Suicide Proneness in College Students: Relationships with Gender, Procrastination, and Achievement Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationships between 2 academic dispositions (i.e., procrastination and achievement motivation) and 2 indices of suicidal proneness in college women and men. The degree these 2 academic dispositions could predict unique variance in suicide proneness scores, above and beyond the influence of depression and self-esteem was also examined for each gender. Participants included 475 (336 women, 139

Jeffrey Klibert; Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling; Amy Luna; Michelle Robichaux

2011-01-01

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Alcohol-Related Problems and Risk for Suicide among College Students: The Mediating Roles of Belongingness and Burdensomeness  

PubMed Central

This study examined the relations among alcohol-related problems, perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and suicide proneness in undergraduate college students (N = 996). As hypothesized, alcohol-related problems, perceived burdensomeness, and thwarted belongingness were all significantly and positively correlated with suicide proneness. The relation between experiencing alcohol-related problems and suicide proneness was, in part, accounted for by perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness. Additionally, the mediation via perceived burdensomeness was significantly stronger than the mediation via thwarted belongingness. Results suggest that it would be advisable for clinicians to be aware of students’ experiences with alcohol-related problems in conjunction with their levels of burdensomeness and belongingness when assessing for suicide risk PMID:21883409

Lamis, Dorian A.; Malone, Patrick S.

2012-01-01

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Depression and suicidal ideation in college students: a preliminary study of campus variables.  

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In a sample of 80 undergraduates, variables associated with the undergraduate experience (such as transfer student status, grade point average, working, and belonging to a fraternity/sorority) were not significantly associated with measures of depression, mania, or suicidal ideation. Students living on campus were more depressed and suicidal than those living with their parents. PMID:23654031

Lester, David

2013-02-01

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Depression and College Students  

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in the previous year.2 Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and young adults ages 15 to 24. Depression is also a major risk factor for suicide.6 Better diagnosis and treatment of depression can help reduce suicide rates among college students. In the Fall 2009 ACHA�NCHA survey, about 6 percent

Kane, Andrew S.

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Parents of Suicidal College Students: What Deans, Judges, and Legislators Should Know about Campus Research Findings  

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When suicidal behavior is reported, student affairs officers on many campuses notify parents as one component of a multifaceted campus suicide prevention plan. In response to proposals to mandate parental notification, the author argues that practical considerations warrant against expanding state laws to require notification following campus…

Baker, Thomas R.

2006-01-01

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Suicidal ideation and sexual orientation in college students: the roles of perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and perceived rejection due to sexual orientation.  

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A theoretical model in which perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness were hypothesized to account for the association between sexual orientation and suicidal ideation among college students was tested. Among 198 college students (mean age 21.28 years), gay, lesbian, and bisexual students (n = 50) reported significantly higher levels of perceived burdensomeness and suicidal ideation than heterosexual students. The relationship between sexual orientation and suicidal ideation was partially accounted for by perceived burdensomeness, but not thwarted belongingness. This indirect effect was stronger at higher levels of perceived or anticipated rejection due to one's sexual orientation. Implications for intervention and prevention science are discussed. PMID:22882479

Hill, Ryan M; Pettit, Jeremy W

2012-10-01

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Suicidal Ideation and Sexual Orientation in College Students: The Roles of Perceived Burdensomeness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Perceived Rejection due to Sexual Orientation  

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A theoretical model in which perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness were hypothesized to account for the association between sexual orientation and suicidal ideation among college students was tested. Among 198 college students (mean age 21.28 years), gay, lesbian, and bisexual students (n = 50) reported significantly higher levels of…

Hill, Ryan M.; Pettit, Jeremy W.

2012-01-01

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Cross-sectional survey on the acceptability of suicide among rural residents, urban residents and college students from three locations in China  

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Background Community attitudes about suicide and their relationship to suicidal behavior have not been adequately investigated in low- and middle-income countries. Aims Compare acceptability of suicide in different population cohorts in China, identify factors that affect the degree of acceptability, and assess the relationship of cohort-specific acceptability of suicide and suicide rates. Methods A multi-stage stratified random sample of 608 rural residents, 582 urban residents and 629 college students were administered a 25-item scale in which respondents stated the likelihood they would consider suicide (on a 5-point Likert scale) if they experienced a variety of stressors ranging from ‘being disciplined at work’ to ‘developing a chronic mental illness’. The internal consistency and test-retest reliability for the scale are excellent (Cronbach’s ? =0.92, ICC=0.75). Results College students had the most permissive attitudes about suicide and urban residents were significantly more accepting of suicide as a response to serious life stressors than rural residents. Multivariate analysis found that the overall acceptability score was higher in women, decreased with age, and increased with years of education. Conclusions There was no clear relationship between cohort-specific acceptance of suicide and reported rates of suicide, highlighting the complexity of the relationship between attitudes about suicide (of which acceptability is only one component) and suicidal behavior. PMID:20801748

Li, Xianyun; Phillips, Michael R.

2011-01-01

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The Relationship of Level of Positive Mental Health with Current Mental Disorders in Predicting Suicidal Behavior and Academic Impairment in College Students  

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Objective: To investigate whether level of positive mental health complements mental illness in predicting students at risk for suicidal behavior and impaired academic performance. Participants: A sample of 5,689 college students participated in the 2007 Healthy Minds Study and completed an Internet survey that included the Mental Health…

Keyes, Corey L. M.; Eisenberg, Daniel; Perry, Geraldine S.; Dube, Shanta R.; Kroenke, Kurt; Dhingra, Satvinder S.

2012-01-01

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Prevalence and predictors of persistent suicide ideation, plans, and attempts during college  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundSuicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students in the U.S. and is preventable. Approximately 1100 college students die by suicide each year. This study examined the prevalence and predictors of one-time and persistent suicide ideation, plans, and attempts reported during college.

Holly C. Wilcox; Amelia M. Arria; Kimberly M. Caldeira; Kathryn B. Vincent; Gillian M. Pinchevsky; Kevin E. O'Grady

2010-01-01

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The Relationship among Childhood Sexual Abuse, Parental Alcoholism, Family Environment and Suicidal Behavior in Female College Students.  

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Investigated the relationship among childhood sexual abuse and parental alcoholism, retrospective reports of family functioning, and having had a history of either suicidal ideation or suicide attempts. Subjects (n=420) were drawn from a sample of undergraduate college women. Results indicate the experiences of childhood sexual abuse and parental…

Yama, Mark F.; And Others

1995-01-01

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Gender Differences in Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidal Ideation among College Students  

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The correlates and predictors of suicidal ideation were examined in 303 male and 691 female undergraduates. Results indicated that hopelessness predicted suicidal ideation in both samples; however, depression was found to be a significant suicide risk factor only in women. In contrast, alcohol-related problems and social support from family…

Lamis, Dorian A.; Lester, David

2013-01-01

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Suicidality and Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression among College Students: A Prospective Study.  

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Using a behavioral high-risk two-site prospective design, the cognitive vulnerability hypothesis about suicide was evaluated. During the 2.5-year follow-up high cognitive risk participants were more likely than those with low risk to exhibit suicidality. Obtained relationship between cognitive vulnerability and suicidality was mediated by…

Abramson, Lyn Y.; Alloy, Lauren B.; Hogan, Michael E.; Whitehouse, Wayne G.; Cornette, Michelle; Akhavan, Sogoli; Chiara, Alexandra

1998-01-01

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Young People and Suicide—the College Scene | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

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... www.depressioncenter.org The Jed Foundation: (a leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students) www.jedfoundation.org Stress among college students stems from a variety of ...

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Notifying Parents Following a College Student Suicide Attempt: A Review of Case Law and FERPA, and Recommendations for Practice  

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Decisions by university officials not to notify a student's parents following a suicide attempt on campus have been severely criticized by some observers. Although courts have not imposed a parental notice requirement, the practice is advantageous to students in many situations. The author recommends a system of notification that relies primarily…

Baker, Thomas R.

2005-01-01

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Childhood Maltreatment and College Students' Current Suicidal Ideation: A Test of the Helplessness Theory.  

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This study evaluates the ability of the hopelessness theory of depression's etiological chain to account for this relation in a sample of 297 undergraduates. Results indicated that emotional, but not physical or sexual, maltreatment was uniquely related to average levels of suicidal ideation across a 2.5-year follow-up. (Author)

Gibb, Brandon E.; Alloy, Lauren B.; Abramson, Lyn Y.; Rose, Donna T.; Whitehouse, Wayne G.; Hogan, Michael E.

2001-01-01

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College Students' Intentions to Seek Help for Suicidal Ideation: Accounting for the Help-Negation Effect  

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Prior research has identified a negative association between suicidal ideation and help-seeking, a phenomenon called "help-negation." Help-negation has been documented to occur for both professional and nonprofessional sources of help. In this study help-seeking attitudes, stigma concerns, and perceptions of social support were examined as…

Yakunina, Elena S.; Rogers, James R.; Waehler, Charles A.; Werth, James L., Jr.

2010-01-01

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Childhood Maltreatment and College Students? Current Suicidal Ideation: A Test of the Hopelessness Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few studies have examined the relation between childhood maltreatment and adult suicidality within the context of a coherent theoretical model. The cur- rent study evaluates the ability of the hopelessness theory of depression's (Abram- son, Metalsky, & Alloy, 1989) etiological chain to account for this relation in a sample of 297 undergraduates. Supporting the model, emotional, but not physical or

Brandon E. Gibb; Lauren B. Alloy; Lyn Y. Abramson; Donna T. Rose; Wayne G. Whitehouse; Michael E. Hogan

2001-01-01

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Functions, lifetime frequency, and variety of methods of non-suicidal self-injury among college students.  

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and intrapersonal functions of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) have both been found to have strong relationships with NSSI. The present study examines their role in the lifetime frequency and variety of NSSI methods, taken as indicators of severity of NSSI. We hypothesized that intrapersonal functions would explain frequency and variety of NSSI beyond the effects of interpersonal functions. Further we hypothesized that intrapersonal functions would moderate the effect of BPD characteristics on frequency of NSSI. College students (n=52) who endorsed at least one lifetime act of NSSI completed self-report measures and semi-structured interviews about NSSI behaviors, frequency, variety and functions, and BPD symptoms. Results supported the hypotheses that intrapersonal functions play a role in the lifetime frequency and variety of NSSI behaviors in addition to that of interpersonal functions, but did not support the role of intrapersonal functions as a moderator. Findings are discussed in terms of relative importance of all factors involved in explaining severity of NSSI, measured as lifetime frequency and variety. PMID:24947915

Saraff, Pooja D; Pepper, Carolyn M

2014-10-30

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College Student.  

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Patterns that emerged from reviewing syllabi for courses on the American college student are discussed, and two sample syllabi are presented. These courses are offered as part of graduate level studies in the field of higher education administration. Five major objectives of courses on the college student are identified. In general, the objective…

Everett, Carol L.

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Rate, Relative Risk, and Method of Suicide by Students at 4-Year Colleges and Universities in the United States, 2004-2005 through 2008-2009  

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A total of 622 suicides were reported among students attending 645 distinct campuses from 2004-2005 through 2008-2009. Adjusting for gender in the population at risk of 14.9 million student-years and for the source of these data, the student suicide rate of 7.0 was significantly and substantially lower than for a matched national sample. Suicide

Schwartz, Allan J.

2011-01-01

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Student Suicide: A Negligence Issue in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many academic and social challenges associated with the acclamation process for today’s college students. These pressures and challenges are contributing factors for the high suicide rate among college students. Although considered a high profile issue in higher education, suicide rates of 15-24 year-olds have increased 200% since 1960. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) reports

R. Young; James H. Young III; R. Holland; Thelma Roberson

2012-01-01

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Sociocultural Determinants of Suicide Ideation: A Comparison between American and Ghanaian College Samples.  

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This study investigated the role of gender, family cohesion, religiosity, and negative suicide attitudes as potential determinants of cultural differences in suicide ideation among 375 college students from Ghana and the United States. Significant cultural differences were found for suicide ideation, family closeness, religiosity, and negative…

Eshun, Sussie

2003-01-01

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Differences in Suicidal Experiences of Male and Female Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Differences in the suicidal experiences of males and females and of undergraduate and graduate students have not been thoroughly explored. Furthermore, given the changing dynamics of college student suicidality and the challenges of suicide prevention, it is important to continue updating the research in this area. This article presents findings from a 2006 national survey with responses from over 26,000

Chris Brownson; David J. Drum; Shanna E. Smith; Adryon Burton Denmark

2011-01-01

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Suicide Attempts and Threats on One College Campus: Policy and Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of a university policy requiring a mental health evaluation of every student who is cause for worry with respect to his or her own safety, the counseling center at the College of William and Mary has been able to examine almost all situations in which students are suicidal or thought to be suicidal. Over the course of 1 calendar

Philip W. Meilman; Janice A. Pattis; Deanna Kraus-Zeilmann

1994-01-01

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Safeguarding Your Students against Suicide: Expanding the Safety Net. Proceedings from an Expert Panel on Vulnerability, Depressive Symptoms, and Suicidal Behavior on College Campuses.  

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In May 2001, former Surgeon General David Satcher released the first national suicide prevention strategy, "The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action." Successful implementation of this plan requires comprehensive support and collaboration from individuals and organizations within the local community and the…

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Drivers of Disparity: Differences in Socially-Based Risk Factors of Self-injurious and Suicidal Behaviors Among Sexual Minority College Students  

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (i.e., sexual minority) populations have increased prevalence of both self-injurious and suicidal behaviors, but reasons for these disparities are poorly understood. Objective To test the association between socially-based stressors (e.g., victimization, discrimination) and self-injurious behavior, suicide ideation, and suicide attempt. Participants A national sample of college-attending 18- to 24-year-olds. Methods Random or census samples from post-secondary educational institutions that administered the National College Health Assessment during the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 semesters. Results Sexual minorities reported more socially-based stressors than heterosexuals. Bisexuals exhibited greatest prevalence of self-injurious and suicidal behaviors. In adjusted models, intimate partner violence was most consistently associated with self-injurious behaviros. Conclusions Sexual minorities' elevated risks of self-injurious and suicidal behaviors may stem from higher exposure to socially-based stressors. Within-group differences among sexual minorities offer insight to specific risk factors that may contribute to elevated self-injurious and suicidal behaviors in sexual minority populations. PMID:22316411

Blosnich, John; Bossarte, Robert

2012-01-01

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Putative Effect of Alcohol on Suicide Attempters: An Evaluative Study in a Tertiary Medical College  

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Context: Alcohol abuse is a known risk factor for suicide. Alcohol increases aggression and impulsivity, which are strongly related to suicidal behavior. Sociocultural factors influence both alcohol use and suicide rates. Studies, conducted in one population, are not applicable to other and the results cannot be generalized. Aims: The aim was to study the putative role of alcohol in suicide cases in the rural Indian population by analysis of various sociodemographic variables. Settings and Design: This was a cross-sectional study in conducted in a tertiary medical college. Materials and Methods: Two hundred consecutive patients who survived a suicide attempt were evaluated by a psychiatrist. The data were recorded for sociodemographic variables, psychiatric disorders, suicide intent, lethality of the suicide attempt, and history of alcohol intake prior to the suicide attempt. Using alcohol intake prior to the suicide attempt as a determining dimension, various sociodemographic variables were analyzed for their statistical significance and the role of alcohol in suicide cases was assessed. Results: Seventeen percent suicide attempt survivors had a history of alcohol intake prior to the suicide attempt. Fifteen percent had a history of alcohol use disorder. Alcohol use affected the suicide rate in the male population in the late twenties to mid-thirties age group, illiterate and people with high school education, semiskilled workers, shop owners, and student population. Alcohol dependence, bipolar II disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and dysthymic disorder had higher rate of suicide attempt with the use of alcohol prior to the suicide attempt. Alcohol users attempted a more lethal suicide attempt and were found to have problems with primary support group and occupational problem as precipitating stressor for suicide attempt. Conclusions: Alcohol use increases the suicide rate, in the specific rural Indian population. PMID:23723547

Bhattacharjee, Subir; Bhattacharya, Amit; Thakurta, Rajarshi Guha; Ray, Paramita; Singh, Om Prakash; Sen, Sreyashi

2012-01-01

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History of physical and\\/or sexual abuse and current suicidality in college women  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between a history of physical and\\/or sexual abuse and current suicidality in college-age women. It was hypothesized that abuse history would significantly predict level of suicidality. A secondary hypothesis was that abuse status would predict attitudes about life and death.Method: Female college students (n = 707) were screened for

Reena R Thakkar; Peter M Gutierrez; Carly L Kuczen; Thomas R McCanne

2000-01-01

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Childhood sexual abuse and current suicidality in college women and men.  

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In previous research, adults who reported childhood sexual abuse have been more suicidal than nonabused adults, but no research has examined their cognitive deterrents to suicide. Strict definitions of sexual abuse in these studies have excluded (a) unwanted sexual experiences with peers, and (b) exploitive experiences not involving genital contact (i.e., unwanted sexual invitations or suggestions, unwanted exposure to others' genitals via exhibitionism, unwanted kissing or hugging in a sexual way). The present study compared suicidal behavior and cognitive deterrents to suicide in 266 college students using both a strict and a liberal definition of sexual abuse. Both women and men abused by adults or peers were more suicidal as adult college students than were women and men with no such history. Women reported similar degrees of suicidality as men, but greater survival and coping beliefs and more fear of suicide. Those whose sexual abuse involved touching were more suicidal, and felt less able to cope, and less responsibility for their families, than nonabused adults. Implications are that adults who experienced childhood sexual abuse that involved touching are more suicidal and have less cognitive deterrents to suicide than adults who have not, regardless of whether they are men or women or whether they were abused by adults or by peers. PMID:9278733

Peters, D K; Range, L M

1995-03-01

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College Students with ADHD  

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... students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) attend college. College students with ADHD face a number of challenges, ... academically Most people with ADHD are diagnosed before college. However, some people may not recognize the signs ...

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Care of the college student.  

PubMed

There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and chronic illnesses, among others. Physicians can enhance youth transition to an adult model of health care; the use of self-care skills checklists is one recommended method to assist with the transition. Stimulant medications are effective for treating adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but physicians should use caution when prescribing stimulants to college students because of the high rates of medication diversion in this population. Depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, sleep problems, and eating disorders are common in college students and can significantly impact performance. Emphasis on immunization of students for influenza, meningococcus, and pertussis is necessary because of the low rates of compliance. Screening and interventions for obesity, tobacco use, and substance abuse are important because of the high prevalence of these problems in college students. Screening for alcohol abuse facilitates identification of students with problem drinking behaviors. Students who are war veterans should be monitored for suicidal ideation and posttraumatic stress disorder. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students are at risk of harassment and discrimination. Caution should be exercised when prescribing medications to college athletes to avoid violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility rules. PMID:24364636

Unwin, Brian K; Goodie, Jeffrey; Reamy, Brian V; Quinlan, Jeffrey

2013-11-01

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The Big Ten Student Suicide Study: A 10-Year Study on Suicides on Midwestern University Campuses.  

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Addresses many of the statistical and epidemiological flaws identified in previous studies of campus student suicides. Analyses, based on longitudinal data covering 261 student suicides, reveal a significantly higher suicide risk for students 25 and over, although the overall student suicide rate is one half of the national rate. (RJM)

Silverman, Morton M.; Meyer, Peter M.; Sloane, Finbarr; Raffel, Madeleine; Pratt, Deborah M.

1997-01-01

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Self-Reported Suicidal Behavior and Attitudes Toward Suicide and Suicide Prevention Among Psychology Students in Ghana, Uganda, and Norway  

Microsoft Academic Search

Self-reported suicidal behavior and attitudes toward suicide in psychology students are reported and compared in Ghana, Uganda, and Norway. Small differences only were found in own suicidal behavior. However, experience of suicidal behavior in the surroundings was more common in Uganda than in Ghana and Norway. Although differences were found between the three countries in attitudes toward suicide, which emphasizes

Heidi Hjelmeland; Charity S. Akotia; Vicki Owens; Birthe L. Knizek; Hilmar Nordvik; Rose Schroeder; Eugene Kinyanda

2008-01-01

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Suicidal Ideation, Depression, and Aggression Among Students of Three Universities of Isfahan, Iran in 2008  

PubMed Central

Objective: University students’ mental health affects not only their educational achievements, but also their professional future. The authors assessed the prevalence of suicidal ideation, depression, and aggression among students of three major universities in Isfahan, Iran. Methods: In 2008, 470 students were entered into the study using a convenience sampling method. The three measurement tools applied were Aggression Questionnaire (AGQ), Beck Depression Inventor (BDI), and Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSSI). Results: Suicidal ideation was present in 7.58% of the students, depression in 28.04%, and aggression in 30.11% of them. The ratio of depression to suicidal ideation was approximately 4:1. No significant difference in the mean scores of aggression, depression, and suicidal ideation was observed between the three universities. No significant relationships were found between mean scores of aggression, depression, and suicidal ideation with age and gender. There was no meaningful relationship between the mean scores of aggression and marriage status, but the mean scores of depression (P = 0.01) and suicidal ideation (P = 0.0001) were significantly lower in the married students compared to the single ones. Aggression was significantly associated with depression and suicidal ideation (P = 0.0001). Conclusion: The frequency of suicidal ideation, aggression, and depression was less in our studied college students than in previous non–Iranian studies. The decreasing trend in reported frequency of mild depression during previous years is a noticeable finding. Yet, the findings seek more preventing programs among college students. PMID:24644469

Mousavi, Seyed Ghafur; Keramatian, Kasra; Maracy, Mohammad Reza; Fouladi, Mehdi

2012-01-01

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Community CollegeCommunity College Transfer Students  

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Community CollegeCommunity College Transfer Students What is the optimal timing of transfer? Yan community college transfer students who have different timing of transfer but arehave different timing]ost college students should be urged to[M]ost college students should be urged to remain at the community

Ward, Karen

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Cultural Differences, Perfectionism, and Suicidal Risk in a College Population: Does Social Problem Solving Still Matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relations between cultural influences,perfectionism, social problem solving, and subsequentsuicidal risk (viz., hopelessness and suicide potential)were examined among 148 college students. Hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to determinewhether social problem solving predicted suicidal risk(1 month later) beyond what was accounted for by ethnicstatus (Asian American or Caucasian American) and perfectionism. Results of these analysesindicated that ethnic status (Step 1) was

Edward C. Chang

1998-01-01

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Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Suicide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding why this hidden minority of adolescents is at a high risk for suicide is important in developing and implementing interventions through a developmental guidance program. Statistical profiles of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students are presented. Suicide risk factors are discussed and preventive and responsive interventions are…

McFarland, William P.

1998-01-01

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Colleges and Student Healthcare  

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Language use of depressed and depression-vulnerable college students  

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Language use of depressed and depression-vulnerable college students Stephanie S. Rude, Eva-depressed, formerly-depressed, and never-depressed college students were examined for differences in language with depression is Emil Durkheim's (1951) social integration/disengagement model of suicide. This model posits

Pillow, Jonathan

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Student Assistance Program Outcomes for Students at Risk for Suicide  

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Pennsylvania's response to adolescent suicide is its Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP has been funded for 27 years although no statewide outcome studies using case-level data have been conducted. This study used logistic regression to examine drug-/alcohol-related behaviors and suspensions of suicidal students who participated in SAP. Of…

Biddle, Virginia Sue; Kern, John, III; Brent, David A.; Thurkettle, Mary Ann; Puskar, Kathryn R.; Sekula, L. Kathleen

2014-01-01

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The Acceptability of Suicide Among Rural Residents, Urban Residents, and College Students from Three Locations in China: A Cross-Sectional Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Community attitudes about suicide and their relationship to suicidal behavior have not been adequately investigated in low- and middle-income countries. Aims: To compare the acceptability of suicide in different population cohorts in China, identify factors that affect the degree of acceptability, and assess the relationship of cohort-specific acceptability of suicide and suicide rates. Methods: A multistage stratified random sample

Xianyun Li; Michael R. Phillips

2010-01-01

96

Latino College Students.  

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The condition of higher education for Hispanic Americans and Latin Americans is addressed in 12 papers from the 1983 Conference on Latino College Students. Attention is directed to the transition from high school to college, Hispanic student achievement, and economics and stratification. In addition to forewords by Gregory R. Anrig and Arturo…

Olivas, Michael A., Ed.

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Addressing Peer Death by Suicide: The School's Role in the Aftermath of Student Suicide  

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Adolescent suicide devastates family, friends, and the larger community of the deceased. This dissertation seeks to explore the impact of peer death by suicide on students in the school system, and the policies that schools have put in place to address these effects. This work will critically evaluate current suicide bereavement interventions, and…

Paxson, Sarah A.

2008-01-01

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The Impact of Experiential Exercises on Communication and Relational Skills in a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper-Training Program for College Resident Advisors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: In an effort to identify students at risk for suicide, many colleges are implementing suicide prevention training for campus gatekeepers. This study evaluated the efficacy of a 3-hour, experiential-based gatekeeper training that included an emphasis on enhancing communication skills and relational connection in addition to the didactic foci of standard gatekeeper training. Participants: Sixty-five college student resident advisors (RAs)

Susan Pasco; Cory Wallack; Robert M. Sartin; Rebecca Dayton

2012-01-01

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The Impact of Experiential Exercises on Communication and Relational Skills in a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program for College Resident Advisors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: In an effort to identify students at risk for suicide many colleges are implementing suicide prevention training for campus gatekeepers. This study evaluated the efficacy of a three-hour, experiential-based gatekeeper training which included an emphasis on enhancing communication skills and relational connection in addition to the didactic foci of standard gatekeeper training. Participants: Sixty-five college student resident advisors (RAs)

Susan Pasco; Cory Wallack; Robert M. Sartin; Rebecca Dayton

2012-01-01

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Health Care for College Students  

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... Health Care for College Students Ages & Stages Listen Health Care for College Students Article Body I'll be ... student health service before starting an exercise program. Health care on campus If you are going to live ...

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Religiousness and Non-Hopeless Suicide Ideation  

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Individuals who think about suicide but do not feel suicidally hopeless tend to be less religious and can therefore entertain thoughts of suicide unabated by religiousness. Religiousness, suicide ideation, and hopelessness were surveyed among 279 Idaho college students, 37 (13%) of whom were non-hopeless suicide ideators. A total of only 21 (7%)…

Simonson, Randy H.

2008-01-01

102

Underachievement Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many high-achieving students do not question their academic success. They do well and are content with the study skills they have developed to ensure that they achieve their goals. However, these students, whose high schools considered them achievers, experience difficulties and sometimes failure in situations where they had previously experienced success. Using a sample of college freshmen who had earned

Megan Balduf

2009-01-01

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Associations among bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide in high school students.  

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This study examined associations among depression, suicidal behaviors, and bullying and victimization experiences in 1491 high school students using data from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Results demonstrated that depression mediated the association between bullying/victimization and suicide attempts, but differently for males and females. Specifically, depression mediated the link between traditional victimization and suicide attempts similarly across gender, whereas depression mediated the link between cyber victimization and suicide attempts only for females. Similarly, depression mediated the link between traditional bullying and suicide attempts for females only. Depression did not mediate the link between cyberbullying and suicide attempts for either gender. Implications of the findings are discussed, including the importance of greater detection of depression among students involved in bullying, and the need for a suicide prevention and intervention component in anti-bullying programs. Findings suggest that bullying prevention efforts be extended from middle school students to include high school students. PMID:23332116

Bauman, Sheri; Toomey, Russell B; Walker, Jenny L

2013-04-01

104

Measuring College Student Drinking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the feasibility of a Composite Drinking Scale (CDS) designed to capture fully the phenomenon of problem drinking among college students while allowing easy public understanding. A survey conducted at 32 four-year U.S. colleges included four consumption measures: 30-day frequency; average number of drinks per week; number of drinks usually consumed when partying; and greatest number of drinks

Jiun-Hau Huang; William Dejong; Shari Kessel Schneider; Laura Gomberg Towvim

2006-01-01

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The medical student and the suicidal patient.  

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Today's medical students are being confronted with ethical situations of far greater complexity than were their predecessors and yet the medical education system does little to prepare students for the ethical dilemmas which they inevitably face when entering the hospital environment. The following article addresses the issues surrounding a case where a patient has told a student in confidence of his plans to commit suicide. What should the student do? The only way for the student to prevent death is by breaking confidentiality because the student has insufficient clinical experience to provide adequate guidance. However, this requires ignoring the patient's right to autonomy, a right enshrined in both case law and medical ethics. Clearly the student's ethical, moral and legal position must be carefully evaluated. PMID:9358346

Barrett, N A

1997-01-01

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Student Services Suicide Prevention and Intervention  

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With appropriate attention and thoughtful planning, the risk of student suicide can be minimized. B y r iChard l ieBerman, SCott P oland, and k atherine C owan t he principal of a large suburban high school receives a phone call that Eric, the younger brother of Sam, a 10th-grade student, was found dead the night before of apparent suicide. Eric had been an 8th-grade student at the middle school situated across the playing field from the high school. Eric and Sam were both fairly well-known as popular athletes in the district. The boys ’ father had been killed the year before in an automobile accident. They had missed a few weeks of school and received some grief counseling at the time. Sam seemed to be adjusting to the new school year well, although he was involved in two minor fights. He was also cited for underage drinking when police broke up an unsupervised party. Eric had withdrawn some and had been having difficulty with his schoolwork. His mother had spoken with the school counselor about getting Eric extra support to help him focus. Eric’s friends had noticed that he seemed a little edgy and occasionally “joked ” that he would rather hang himself than sit through Rich Lieberman is the coordinator of the Suicide PreventionUnit of the LosAngeles Unified School District.Heisafounding member of NASP’s National Emergency AssistanceTeam and a

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Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Asian American Students' Suicidal Ideation: A Multicampus, National Study  

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Risk and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation among 1,377 Asian American college students across 66 U.S. campuses were examined. The results indicated a variety of factors were associated with morbid thoughts: medication for mental health concerns, gender, GPA, undergraduate status, religious affiliation, living with a family…

Wong, Y. Joel; Brownson, Chris; Schwing, Alison E.

2011-01-01

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A Psychological Autopsy of the Suicide of an Academically Gifted Student: Researchers' and Parents' Perspectives.  

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A case study of an academically gifted college student who committed suicide resulted in three sets of findings: those that reflected exclusively on the subject's life, those that compared his life with 3 previous psychological autopsies conducted, and those that reflected the parents' observations and experiences of his life. (Contains…

Cross, Tracy L.; Gust-Brey, Karyn; Ball, P. Bonny

2002-01-01

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PSEO Student Guide For Students Taking College  

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PSEO Student Guide For Students Taking College Courses on Campus #12;University of Minnesota in the Midwest in The Princeton Review's survey of college students. This booklet contains Morris policies, Morris PSEO Student Guide for On Campus Students 2 Welcome! Welcome to the Postsecondary Enrollment

Amin, S. Massoud

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Exploring College Student Gambling Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present research combined qualitative and quantitative approaches in examining gambling motives among college student gamblers. A comprehensive set of 16 gambling motives was identified by categorizing 762 open-ended reasons for gambling, provided by 184 college student gamblers. Results revealed that most college students gamble to win money, for fun, for social reasons, for excitement, or just to have something

Clayton Neighbors; Ty W. Lostutter; Jessica M. Cronce; Mary E. Larimer

2002-01-01

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ADHD in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: According to the American Psychiatric Association, 3% to 7% of the school-age population has ADHD and many children continue to display significant symptoms throughout adolescences and adulthood. Relative to the childhood literature, less is known about ADHD in adults, especially college students with ADHD. The principle purpose of this review articles is to summarize the major research findings concerning

Lisa L. Weyandt; George DuPaul

2006-01-01

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ADHD in College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: According to the American Psychiatric Association, 3% to 7% of the school-age population has ADHD and many children continue to display significant symptoms throughout adolescences and adulthood. Relative to the childhood literature, less is known about ADHD in adults, especially college students with ADHD. The principle purpose of this…

Weyandt, Lisa L.; DuPaul, George

2006-01-01

113

of Hispanic College Students  

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This study is designed to examine the effects of reality television and alcohol-related beliefs and behaviors of Hispanic college students (N = 285). Reality television is a new form of media that is gaining popularity and provides increased exposure to glamorized alcohol use. There is a lack of research studies focused on the impact that reality…

Paredes, Valerie; Cantu, Vanessa C.; Graf, Noreen M.

2013-01-01

114

Empowering Students: How Georgia College Early College Changes Student Aspirations  

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This case study examines the features of Georgia College Early College, including its partnership with Georgia College & State University. The school deliberately recruits students from the community who are performing below grade level and gives them the support they need to excel academically. The college-going culture, small class sizes, and…

Newton, Anne

2008-01-01

115

Suicidal ideation and attempt among South African medical students.  

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International data reveal that medical students are at higher risk of attempting suicide than the general population. We aimed to determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempt among South African medical students from three universities and identify key predisposing risk factors. Data were collected via a questionnaire to medical students on demographics, mental health history, depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation and attempt. A total of 874 medical students from three universities were enrolled. We found a high prevalence of suicidal ideation (32.3%) and suicidal attempt (6.9%), which is three times higher than the general age-appropriate South African population. Simple screening questionnaires can identify such students, enabling universities to provide targeted and improved support for at-risk students. PMID:22668910

Van Niekerk, L; Scribante, L; Raubenheimer, P J

2012-06-01

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Nursing students' attitude towards suicide attempters: A study from rural part of Northern India  

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Context: Majority of health professionals have unfavorable attitudes towards patients presenting with self-harm, which further compromises their willingness and outcome of care. Aims: To assess the nursing students’ attitudes toward suicide attempters. Settings and Design: Cross-sectional study was conducted in two nursing colleges of north India. Material and Methods: Three hundred and eight nursing students were recruited through total enumeration method from May to June 2012. ‘Suicide opinion questionnaire’ was administered to assess their attitudes towards suicide attempters. Statistical Analysis Used: Descriptive statistics was employed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 14.0 for Windows. Results: Majority were single females, from urban locality, with the mean age of 20 years. Only minority had previous exposure to suicide prevention programs and management of such cases. Majority of students agreed for mental illness, disturbed family life, and depression as major push to attempt suicide. They held favorable attitude for half of the attitudinal statement, but they were uncertain for rest half of the statements. Conclusions: They generally had favorable attitude towards suicide attempters. Their uncertain response highlights the need for enhancing educational exposure of nursing students and new staff at the earliest opportunity, to carve their favorable attitude towards patients presenting with self-harm. PMID:24347946

Nebhinani, Mamta; Nebhinani, Naresh; Tamphasana, L.; Gaikwad, Achla D.

2013-01-01

117

Immigrant College Students' Academic Obstacles  

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Immigrant college student populations continue to grow on college campuses across the nation; yet, little is known about the experiences of immigrant students. This paper examines differences in perceived academic obstacles between immigrant students and non-immigrant students at six large, public research universities (n = 56,000). The…

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael

2013-01-01

118

Student Persistence in Community Colleges  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study extends the research on student persistence in community colleges by investigating factors likely to influence a student's decision to drop out or stay in school. Specifically, this study examined demographic, financial, academic, academic integration, and psychosocial variables and their relationship to student persistence. A sample of 427 community college students completed a 63-item survey assessing psychosocial variables

Mikiko A. Nakajima; Myron H. Dembo; Ron Mossler

2012-01-01

119

Suicidality in College Women Who Report Multiple versus Single Types of Maltreatment by Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

To see if child sexual, physical, and psychological maltreatment are linked to adult suicidality, 114 college women completed measures of suicidality, reasons for living, incidence and impact of maltreatment. Women who reported sexual mallreatrnent in combination with other types of maltreafment were significandy more suicidal than those not maltreated or those who reported other types of maltreatment. Apparently, child sexual

Susan L. Bryant; Lillian M. Range

1996-01-01

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Perception of Behavioral Contagion of Adolescent Suicide.  

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College students (N=142) viewed videotape of distressed high school student, then assessed student's potential for committing suicide, running away, entering therapy, or abusing alcohol. Subjects who were told that the teenager knew of two recent suicides in community rated her as more likely to commit suicide or run away than did subjects not…

Range, Lillian M.; And Others

1988-01-01

121

Exploring college student gambling motivation.  

PubMed

The present research combined qualitative and quantitative approaches in examining gambling motives among college student gamblers. A comprehensive set of 16 gambling motives was identified by categorizing 762 open-ended reasons for gambling, provided by 184 college student gamblers. Results revealed that most college students gamble to win money, for fun, for social reasons, for excitement, or just to have something to do. Overall, the results suggest the need for an eclectic biopsychosocial approach with regard to etiology of college student gambling. PMID:12514915

Neighbors, Clayton; Lostutter, Ty W; Cronce, Jessica M; Larimer, Mary E

2002-01-01

122

Risk of Suicide Ideation Associated with Problem-Solving Ability and Attitudes Toward Suicidal Behavior in University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: The present paper investigates the risk of lifetime suicide ideation associated with problem-solving ability and attitudes toward suicidal behavior in a sample of 328 university students (41% male, 59% female). The response rate was 77% based on the total number of students registered for the relevant courses. A series of questions assessed lifetime suicide ideation, while problem solving and

Carmel McAuliffe; Paul Corcoran; Helen S. Keeley; Ivan J. Perry

2003-01-01

123

College Affordability and Student Success  

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College--whether with a vocational or liberal-arts bent--gives students an opportunity to test areas of interest, to follow their passions, or perhaps to find passions that they didn't know they had. The question for the nation is how to provide college "opportunity" more broadly. That means a system that makes it possible for students--rich or…

Shireman, Robert

2009-01-01

124

Supporting Trinity College Students with  

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Supporting Trinity College Students with Disabilities into Employment #12;Transition to Employment of the student journey as an evaluation of the service and College culture and ethos. 5 #12;The Disability for transition to employment. The Disability Service provides personalised one-to-one sessions with final year

O'Mahony, Donal E.

125

College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities  

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This paper focuses on college students with psychiatric disabilities. It defines and discusses various psychiatric conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. It concludes with accommodations that a college professor can make to help these students succeed in higher education. (Contains 1…

Singh, Delar K.

2011-01-01

126

Latino Students' Journeys Toward College  

Microsoft Academic Search

This multisited ethnography followed nine successful Latino high-school students enrolled in a college-preparation program to examine their development of college aspirations and identify factors that contributed to their successful preparation for a 4-year university. It also explored these students' “multiple worlds” of home, school, community, and a university-sponsored college-preparation program. Major findings include the development of three typologies to explain

Kristin Percy Calaff

2009-01-01

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Responding to Suicidal Behaviour by Students Policy Student Policy  

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Promotion and Suicide Prevention Framework, which is aimed at reducing the number of suicides. The Framework is based on and informed by the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy. (c) The policy supports

Frean, Marcus

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Eating Disorder Symptomatology: Prevalence among Latino College Freshmen Students  

PubMed Central

Objective This study investigated the prevalence of eating disorder symptoms in first-year students at the University of Puerto Rico. Method Responses to the Bulimia Test Revised (BULIT-R), the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were analyzed in a sample of 2,163 freshman students. Results The percentage of students at or above the clinical cut-off points was 3.24% for the BULIT-R, 9.59% for the EAT-26 and 1.88% met the cut-off point for both instruments. The 36.44% of the students who screen positive on eating disorders measures scored 18 or more on the BDI and 5.93% on this group presented high suicidal risk based on their responses to BDI items assessing suicidal thoughts. Discussion Eating disorder symptoms occur frequently in Puerto Rican college students, and prevention, detection, and treatment efforts are needed. PMID:20455253

Reyes-Rodríguez, Mae Lynn; Franko, Debra L.; Matos-Lamourt, Anguelique; Bulik, Cynthia M.; Von Holle, Ann; Cámara-Fuentes, Luis R.; Rodríguez-Angleró, Dianisa; Cervantes-López, Sarah; Suárez-Torres, Alba

2010-01-01

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The knowledge of pedagogic students on suicidal behaviors in adolescents  

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Key words: suicide, adolescent. Suicide, taking one’s own life, seems to be in contradiction with the will to live. However, it is not so obvious, as there is not the same patterns of behavior for all people. People differ from one another as far as reactions, behavior, and actions are concerned. Some are mobilized, others are discouraged by failures. It is often thought that suicidal behavior occurs due to a mental disorder. The purpose of the study was to check the knowledge of IV-year-students of Pedagogy and Psychology of The University in Bia?ystok concerning suicidal behavior. Danger of suicidal phenomenon among young people was also to be noticed and discussed. The examination was conducted in the group of 50 students of the IV year of Pedagogy and Psychology of The University in Bia?ystok in 2002. Students, 21-25 years of age, comprised the most numerous group. Women were the majority (84%) while men were 16%. The examination tool was the questionnaire of 29 open and closed questions. The analysis of the results points to the fact that making a decision of suicide is a result of long reflections expanded in time. Personal and family problems are most common causes of suicidal behavior given by the responders. Social isolation and bad mental condition were behaviors indicating the will to commit suicide. Lonely people, chronically ill, emotionally immature and the young people were those of the high risk groups. According to the examined students, pain connected with physical suffering may influence suicidal behavior.

Sacharewicz A; Maciorkowska E

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Dating Violence among College Students: Key Issues for College Counselors  

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The authors present a review of literature examining dating violence among college students. They describe 6 key issues related to dating violence among college students that affect college counselors' work. These key issues relate to the incidence and prevalence of physical, sexual, and psychological violence in college students' dating…

Murray, Christine E.; Kardatzke, Kerrie N.

2007-01-01

131

Community College Students: Perceptions and Paradoxes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores perceptions of community college students and their characteristics, focusing on issues of responsibility, perceptions of self and others, personal experiences, and academic preparedness relative to community college status. A brief survey was developed to measure these perceptions in both community college and 4-year\\/senior college education students within the same university system. Results indicate that community college students

Rosaria Caporrimo

2007-01-01

132

Attitudes toward Suicide in Japanese and American Medical Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administered Suicide Opinion Questionnaire to 100 medical students from Japan and 100 medical students from the United States (80 percent males, 20 percent females). Found significant differences on Right to Die, Normality, and Aggression scales between Japanese and U.S. students, and significant gender differences on Religion and Impulsivity…

Domino, George; Takahashi, Yoshitomo

1991-01-01

133

College Student Press Freedom and Student Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews court decisions affecting censorship and freedom of the student press at public and private colleges. Considers recent attempts at censorship and their outcomes. Discusses links between freedom of the press on campus and student personnel services. Outlines areas in which student personnel workers can help safeguard press freedom on…

Salazar, Pamela Reed

1986-01-01

134

Suicidal ideas during premenstrual phase  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of suicidal ideas and death wish among 296 women from urban, rural, industrial and college populations. Suicidal ideas and\\/or death wish during premenstrual period were reported by 30 (10%) subjects, more so among college students and industrial working women and less among housewives. Premenstrual symptoms, like depression, irritability, mood

Santosh K. Chaturvedi; Prabha S. Chandra; G. Gururaj; R. Dhanasekara Pandian; M. B. Beena

1995-01-01

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A Proactive Model for Response to Suicidal Behavior on College Campuses.  

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The high and rising rate of suicide and suicidal attempts among young adults provides a strong impetus for colleges and universities to optimize the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of their crisis intervention services. It is believed that higher education systems provide a unique testing ground for proactive programming by virtue of their…

Berger, Andrew C.; And Others

136

Student Suicide: Could You Be Held Liable?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two legal theories inspire suicide-related lawsuits: tort claims of negligence and constitutional claims based on due process. A well-known case illustrates a middle-schooler's suicide and a district's negligence. Liability factors include duty, foreseeability, special relationship, danger creation, and immunity/contributory negligence. (MLH)

Taylor, Kelley R.

2001-01-01

137

Student Persistence in Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study extends the research on student persistence in community colleges by investigating factors likely to influence a student's decision to drop out or stay in school. Specifically, this study examined demographic, financial, academic, academic integration, and psychosocial variables and their relationship to student persistence. A…

Nakajima, Mikiko A.; Dembo, Myron H.; Mossler, Ron

2012-01-01

138

Loci: a commercial site for college students by college students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student Advantage is a commercial site for college students by college students. From online chat, and auditorium events to travel and entertainment news, Loci is the center for college types who know better. The Get a Life section includes a Survival Guide -- "Your guide to survival," College and Graduate School Information--"Remember: Education is a lifetime pursuit," and Volunteer -- "How to go about helping communities that really need your help." See the Breaking Into The Real World section where you can read parts of "Job Smarts for TwentySomethings", peruse Loci's 8-step job search guide, or read about others' job experiences. And the Help & Technology links will make you a 'Net guru.

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Selwyn College STUDENT ACCOMMODATION HANDBOOK  

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.4 Lighting 4.5 Television 4.6 Water Supplies 4.7 Waste Water 4.8 Water Hygiene 4.9 Telephones 4.3 Bicycles 9.4 Cycle Helmet and Light Subsidy 10. GOOD NEIGHBOUR POLICY 25 11. COLLEGE AND STUDENT RELATIONSHIP 25 11.1 Complaints 12. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COLLEGE AND STUDENT 25 12.1 Advance Information 12

Keeler, James

140

Ethnocentrism in Black College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethnocentrism in Black College Students A 40-item Likert-type scale was developed for measuring black ethnocentrism. The Black Ethnocentrism Scale (BES) consists of 20 items assessing problack sentiment (Pro-Black Subscale, PBS) and 20 items assessing antiwhite sentiment (Anti-White Subscale, AWS). Split-half reliability coefficients based on the responses of 99 black college students were .88 for the PBS, .87 for the AWS,

Edward C. Chang; Edward H. Ritter

1976-01-01

141

Guidelines for Lundquist College Student Clubs (Revised October 2013)  

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1 Guidelines for Lundquist College Student Clubs (Revised October 2013) The Lundquist College. Hence, the Lundquist College supports student organizations that provide opportunities for students Lundquist College undergraduate and graduate student clubs. Benefits of Lundquist College approval

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Implementing an Audience-Specific Small-Group Gatekeeper Training Program to Respond to Suicide Risk among College Students: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This case study evaluated the effectiveness of an audience-specific, single-session, small-group interactive gatekeeper training program conducted at a large northeastern public university. Participants: Participants were 335 faculty, staff, and students completing gatekeeper training programs tailored to their group needs. Methods:…

Cimini, M. Dolores; Rivero, Estela M.; Bernier, Joseph E.; Stanley, Judith A.; Murray, Andrea D.; Anderson, Drew A.; Wright, Heidi R.; Bapat, Mona

2014-01-01

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Effects of race and precipitating event on suicide versus non-suicide death classification in a college sample  

PubMed Central

The present study examined race group differences in suicide death classification in a sample of 109 Black and White university students. Participants were randomly assigned to read three vignettes for which the vignette subjects’ race (only) varied. The vignettes each described a circumstance (terminal illness, academic failure, or relationship difficulties) that preceded the vignettes subject's ambiguously premature death. Participants were asked to describe “what happened”. Black participants were significantly less likely than White participants to attribute a vignette target's death to suicide and also less likely to report that suicide is acceptable. Implications for future research and prevention efforts are discussed. PMID:21309820

Walker, Rheeda L.; Flowers, Kelci C.

2013-01-01

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[Suicide planning among teenage students: prevalence and associated factors].  

PubMed

This cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence of suicide planning and associated factors in a representative sample of 12- to-18-year-old students in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Two self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data: a questionnaire, standardized by the World Health Organization, about use of alcohol and drugs, violence, feelings of loneliness and sadness, family relationships, suicide planning, behavior in school, and relationships with friends; and the Body Shape Questionnaire. Prevalence of suicide planning was 6.3%. Multivariate analysis using Cox regression showed that the prevalence of suicide planning was higher among girls and among adolescents that reported problems in the relationships with their parents. Drug use by friends and having a small number of close friends increased suicide planning by 90% and 66%, respectively. Prevalence of suicide planning was two to three times greater among adolescents bullied by classmates or who reported feelings of loneliness or sadness. Adverse family relationships, aggressive interactions with classmates, and depressive symptoms increase the prevalence of suicide planning. Therefore, preventive measures should be developed in schools and should include the family. PMID:19180296

Baggio, Lissandra; Palazzo, Lílian S; Aerts, Denise Rangel Ganzo de Castro

2009-01-01

145

Student Handbook Vassar College 12/13  

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Student Handbook Vassar College 12/13 #12;1 Vassar College Student Handbook 2012/13 #12;2 Mission Statement of Vassar College The primary mission of Vassar College, to furnish "the means of a thorough, well to young men, the college has since 1969 opened its doors to both women and men on terms of equality

Smith, Marc L.

146

Lay Theories of Suicide: An Examination of Culturally Relevant Suicide Beliefs and Attributions among African Americans and European Americans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine African Americans' lay beliefs and attributions toward suicide. The Attitudes Toward Suicide Scale, Life Ownership Orientation Questionnaire, Stigma Questionnaire, and Suicide Ideation Questionnaire were administered to 251 undergraduate college students. Beliefs about stigma associated with suicide were…

Walker, Rheeda L.; Lester, David; Joe, Sean

2006-01-01

147

College Student Credit Card Usage and Debt.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the concerns related to credit card usage by college students. Offers information student affairs professionals can use to help college students make responsible choices. (Contains 26 references.) (GCP)

Rybka, Kathryn M.

2001-01-01

148

PETITION FOR CEP APPEAL Student Name_________________________________________ College___________________________________  

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PETITION FOR CEP APPEAL Student Name_________________________________________ College___________________________________ Student ID # When do you plan to graduate? (Quarter/Year)____________________ Local Phone_____________________________________ Email____________________@ucsc.edu Student Signature______________________________________________ Date

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149

Relative deprivation and psychopathology of Chinese college students.  

PubMed

Previous researchers have studied the relationship between mental disorder and major demographic variables, but the study on the relationship between relative poverty or relative deprivation, a subjectively perceived status in comparison with people around, and psychopathology is rare. Data for this study were obtained from a survey research conducted on a university campus in Beijing China, between 2007 and 2011, with a total of 5925 college students who participated in the surveys over the past five years. According to the Strain Theory of suicide we hypothesized that the stronger the relative deprivation, the higher the level of depression for the students and the higher the degree of suicidal ideation the students would experience. Findings indicated that relative deprivation is significantly correlated with suicidal ideation, positively related with depression and negatively related to social support. It is proposed that reduction of psychological strains might be an effective procedure to reduce college students' psychopathology and increase their positive psychological feelings such as self-perceived social support. PMID:23714373

Zhang, Jie; Tao, Mengke

2013-09-25

150

Dimensions of College Student Stress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perceptions of college students concerning the level of stress they experience from 25 potential stressors were studied. The sample consisted of 198 students from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Based on a principal factors analysis with varimax rotation, seven stress-source factors were identified: (1) academic content, (2)…

Villanova, Peter; Bownas, David A.

151

Brief Psychotherapy with College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most psychotherapy with college students is brief psychotherapy. This paper considers a number of basic issues in this sort of work. Given the proper referral context, we see a wide range of students and must make decisions about what sort of therapy to offer. There are advantages to a procedure in which there is no distinction between \\

Robert May

1988-01-01

152

Retention of Adult College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a review of the literature, some of the reasons traditional college-age students withdraw are applied to adults. Conclusions regarding adults who persist versus those who drop out are offered and suggestions for increasing the retention of adult students are presented. (Author/MLW)

Swift, John Stewart, Jr.

1987-01-01

153

College Students Cope With Color.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students who were preparing for service-oriented careers as teachers, social workers, nurses, and probation officers, were studied to determine whether the students held prejudicial attitudes based on skin color. Photographs of blacks and Caucasians, matched so that paired persons were of the same racial group, sex, and age level, and…

Sciara, Frank J.

154

Relationship Needs of College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the attributes which college students use to describe a desired mate or relationship needs. The sample consisted of 108 students, of which 58 were females and 50 were males. The following independent variables were investigated: gender, age, relationship status, and family structure. The dependent…

Martin, Debra Faye

155

Health Literacy in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the health literacy levels, and the potential importance of healthy literacy, of college students. Participants: Courses were randomly selected from all upper level undergraduate courses at a large Research I university to obtain a sample size of N = 399. Methods: During the 2007–2008 school year, students were administered the Test

Melinda J. Ickes; Randall Cottrell

2010-01-01

156

Suicidal behavior and attitudes in Slovak and Turkish high school students: a cross-cultural investigation.  

PubMed

Suicidal behavior and its variation across social contexts are of importance for the science of suicidology. Due to its special character controlled experimental studies on suicide are ruled out for ethical reasons. Cross-cultural studies may throw light on the etiology of both suicidal behavior and its cross-cultural variation. The present study compared suicidal behavior and attitudes in 423 Slovak and 541 Turkish high school students by means of a self-report questionnaire. The two groups reported similar percentages (Slovak = 36.4%; Turkish = 33.8%) of lifetime, past 12-months or current suicidal ideation but significantly more Turkish (12.2%) than Slovak (4.8%) students reported lifetime or past 12-months suicide attempts. Slovak adolescents displayed more liberal and permissive attitudes toward suicide, while those of Turkish adolescents were more rejecting. Turkish students rated themselves to be more religious and hence they believed to a greater extent that suicidal persons would be punished in a life after death than their Slovak peers. However, attitudes of Turkish students toward an imagined suicidal close friend were more accepting than the attitudes of Slovak students. Comparison of suicidal and nonsuicidal students revealed that those reporting suicidal ideation or attempts were more accepting of suicide and viewed suicide as a solution to a greater extent than the nonsuicidal ones. The results from this study suggest that cultural factors play a role in suicidal behavior, attitudes and reactions in a predicted direction. PMID:24350593

Eskin, Mehmet; Palova, Eva; Krokavcova, Martina

2014-01-01

157

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Applied to College Students: A Randomized Clinical Trial  

PubMed Central

Objective College counseling centers (CCCs) are increasingly being called upon to treat highly distressed students with complex clinical presentations. This study compared the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for suicidal college students to an optimized control condition, and analyzed baseline global functioning as a moderator. Method The intent-to-treat (ITT) sample included 63 college students between the ages of 18 and 25 who were suicidal at baseline, reported at least one lifetime non-suicidal self-injurious (NSSI) act or suicide attempt, and met three or more borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnostic criteria. Participants were randomly assigned to DBT (n = 31) or an optimized Treatment as Usual (O-TAU) control condition (n = 32). Treatment was provided by trainees, supervised by experts in both treatments. Both treatments lasted 7–12 months and included both individual and group components. Assessments were conducted at pretreatment, 3-months, 6-months, 9-months, 12-months, and 18-months (follow-up). Results Mixed effects analyses (ITT sample) revealed that DBT, compared to the control condition, showed significantly greater decreases in suicidality, depression, number of NSSI events (if participant had self-injured), BPD criteria, and psychotropic medication use, and significantly greater improvements in social adjustment. Most of these treatment effects were observed at follow-up. No treatment differences were found for treatment dropout. Moderation analyses showed that DBT was particularly effective for suicidal students who were lower functioning at pretreatment. Conclusions DBT is an effective treatment for suicidal, multi-problem college students. Future research should examine the implementation of DBT in CCCs in a stepped care approach. PMID:22730955

Pistorello, Jacqueline; Fruzzetti, Alan E.; MacLane, Chelsea; Gallop, Robert; Iverson, Katherine M.

2012-01-01

158

College Choice and the Nontraditional Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study of the decision-making processes of nontraditional students at a public, suburban community college regarding the critical life incidents which preceded the decision to return to college, information used in searching for a college, and factors influencing college choice, as well as information about students impressions and…

Bers, Trudy H.; Smith, Kerry

1987-01-01

159

The Early College Challenge: Navigating Disadvantaged Students' Transition to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful early college high schools (ECHSs) are formed through partnerships between high schools and colleges (usually community colleges). Think of it as preparation through acceleration. ECHSs enroll disadvantaged students who have not excelled with ordinary grade-level academic content and have them take college courses while still in high…

Rosenbaum, James E.; Becker, Kelly Iwanaga

2011-01-01

160

Trapped in Transition: Findings from a UK Study of Student Suicide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of student suicide within UK higher education directs attention to the community context of suicide. A modified psychological autopsy approach was used to explore 20 case studies of student suicide from the period 2000-2005, drawing on the perspectives of family members, friends and university staff. The study identifies features of the…

Stanley, Nicky; Mallon, Sharon; Bell, Jo; Manthorpe, Jill

2009-01-01

161

The Attitudes of Australian Heterosexual University Students Toward The Suicide of Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Peers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to examine the attitudes of heterosexual university students to peer suicide when that peer was gay, lesbian, or heterosexual. University students (n = 206) completed several questionnaires, including The Suicide Attitude Vignette Experience. Results indicated that the suicide act was seen as more justified, acceptable, and necessary when the adolescent was gay or lesbian. Further, gay and

Mari Molloy; Suzanne McLaren

2004-01-01

162

Suicide and Students with High-Incidence Disabilities: What Special Educators Need to Know  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in individuals ages 10 to 24. Researchers approximate that 17% to 29% of secondary school students seriously consider suicide and 8% attempt suicide. Students diagnosed with a disability may be at an even higher level of risk than their general education peers. Clearly knowing how to identify and how to…

Wachter, Carrie A.; Bouck, Emily C.

2008-01-01

163

Problem and Pathological Gambling among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter examines problem and pathological gambling among college students and reports on prevalence rate, risk and protective factors, prevention and intervention, and recommendations for college student personnel and other university administrators.

Stinchfield, Randy; Hanson, William E.; Olson, Douglas H.

2006-01-01

164

College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decision-making process of academically talented students when making the transition to college is complex. This study investigates the factors that contribute to the selectivity of the colleges by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students for application. A multilevel model was created to find which college-level and student-level variables were associated with college selectivity. This study found that students selected

Hope E. Wilson; Jill L. Adelson

2012-01-01

165

Suicidality among medical students - A practical guide for staff members in medical schools  

PubMed Central

Although suicidality in medical students is important, few studies dealt with this issue regarding German universities. Our aims were to describe the epidemiology as well as factors leading to suicidality in medical students. Furthermore we wanted to raise awareness for this topic among university employees and show options for handling suicidal crises in students. This manuscript especially aims to address university employees working in direct contact with students (such as student counselors or teachers). PMID:24282451

Rau, Thea; Plener, Paul; Kliemann, Andrea; Fegert, Jorg M.; Allroggen, Marc

2013-01-01

166

College Counseling and Student Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although it is commonly believed that college counseling positively affects student retention and further, that there are convincing data and evidence to support such a belief, an extensive literature search found no objective evidence at all on the relationship of a counseling center's conventional one-to-one counseling and therapy activities with short-term student retention. Two program evaluations which attempt to relate

Norman S Giddan; David M Levy; Ronald M Estroff; John C Cline; Erika B Altman; Karen A Isham; Steven J Weiss

1987-01-01

167

Correlates of irritability in college students with depressive symptoms.  

PubMed

Depression is a prevalent psychiatric disorder associated with significant personal and societal burden. There is accumulating evidence for the presence of a subtype of depression characterized by the presence of irritability that is associated with increased morbidity, risk for suicidal ideation, and functional impairments in adults. Little is known about the features of depressive symptoms with and without irritability among young adults in college. The primary aim of this study was to characterize the presentation of college students with depressive symptoms and irritability. Two-hundred eighty-seven undergraduate college students with depressive symptoms with and without irritability were compared across several psychiatric and functional outcome variables. Independent samples t-tests or logistic regressions were conducted for each outcome variable using the irritability item of the Beck Depression Inventory as a dichotomous grouping variable. Analyses were conducted separately for the men and the women. Both male and female students with depressive symptoms and severe irritability reported a greater severity of depressive symptoms compared with their peers with no or mild irritability. In the women, the presence of irritability was associated with greater symptoms of anxiety, whereas in the men, it was associated with increased likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors, including compulsive use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. The male and female college students with depressive symptoms with and without irritability did not differ on severity of suicidal ideation, hopelessness, or cognitive functioning. The findings from this study suggest that depressive symptoms and irritability may characterize a subtype of college students who have a greater symptom burden and with the potential need for more aggressive and prompt treatment. PMID:24177482

Pedrelli, Paola; Nyer, Maren; Holt, Daphne; Bakow, Brianna R; Fava, Maurizio; Baer, Lee; Cassiello, Clair; Mulligan, Maura; Cusin, Cristina; Farabaugh, Amy

2013-11-01

168

Successful Community College Transfer Students Speak Out  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The community college as the entranceway into the baccalaureate degree is becoming a prevalent choice for students. This study was a qualitative approach to understanding attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge acquisition by successful community college transfer students. University students who transferred from a community college and were making…

Ellis, Martha M.

2013-01-01

169

Why Underprepared Students Drop out College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students are entering college underprepared and do not earn a degree because of the many barriers they encounter. The purpose of this study was to identify reasons underprepared students did not complete college and to examine strategies, resources, and programs that underprepared students could have used to persist in college. The…

Mattison, Helen

2012-01-01

170

College Student Stress and Satisfaction with Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following study was performed to determine if general life satisfaction is negatively correlated with college student stress. We administered the satisfaction with life scale (Diener et al., 1985), college student stress scale (Feldt, 2008) and a brief demographics survey to a sample of college students at a regional southwestern university in…

Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio

2009-01-01

171

THEORY WORKSHOP FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS  

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THEORY WORKSHOP FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS Aimed at preparing pre-college students for college music theory courses, this course will consist of a concentrated study of theory fundamentals (keys, intervals is extremely valuable for students with little or no previous theory training who plan to major or minor

172

LGBT Students in the College Composition Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in college writing classrooms. The researcher interviewed 37 college students and 11 faculty members from a variety of different types of colleges and universities. LGBT students stated concerns about their overall campus experiences, safety, and identity.…

Furrow, Hannah

2012-01-01

173

Biculturalism among Indigenous College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Indigenous" college students in both Canada and the United States have the lowest rates of obtaining postsecondary degrees, and their postsecondary dropout rates are higher than for any other minority (Freeman & Fox, 2005; Mendelson, 2004; Reddy, 1993). There has been very little research done to uncover possible reasons for such low academic…

Miller, Colton D.

2011-01-01

174

Common misconceptions of college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies on misconceptions are briefly reviewed. A combined list of 87 misconceptions covering superstitions, relation of physique and traits, biological, economic and social, and psychological data was presented to groups of college students in psychology courses. Changes in misconceptions are specific in the various categories. Correlation between beginning score and end score for misconceptions after a course in psychology

W. L. Valentine

1936-01-01

175

Mental dangers among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emphasizes the need of directing more attention to the possible mental dangers among college students. Stresses the use of more time spent in discovering mental twists, abnormal emotions, and serious neurotic tendencies. Suggests that the faculty might be made aware of these conditions and be on the lookout for the real causes of human conduct. Gives seven cases as examples.

D. E. Phillips

1930-01-01

176

College of Charleston Student Handbook  

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includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of this Policy to discriminate against, harass or abuse any Student or applicant for admission to the College: PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT, INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE. 2. DEFINITIONS

Kasman, Alex

177

Developing Character in College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines four problems associated with developing character in college students: two concerned with moral cognition, or knowing what is right, and two concerned with moral action. It then reviews educational programs concerned with moral action, and provides suggestions for designing character development strategies. (Author/TE)

Bliming, Gregory S.

1990-01-01

178

College Students and Their Cats  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-two Siamese and 32 mixed breed cats' personalities were rated by their respective college student owners and compared. Further, the owners' self rated personality traits were correlated with the pets'; significant Siamese and Mixed differences and correlations were obtained. These are the first data to examine breed of cat on a personality…

Weinstein, Lawrence; Alexander, Ralph

2010-01-01

179

College Students' Views of Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to get some idea of how 18- to 25-year-olds felt about some of their reading moments in school, a reading interest survey was given to 189 college students at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. Females reacted more positvely to questions about the impact of teachers, home life, and methods on their feelings for reading. Oral reading…

Nelson, Robert L.

180

Health Literacy in College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the health literacy levels, and the potential importance of healthy literacy, of college students. Participants: Courses were randomly selected from all upper level undergraduate courses at a large Research I university to obtain a sample size of N = 399. Methods: During the 2007-2008 school year,…

Ickes, Melinda J.; Cottrell, Randall

2010-01-01

181

Sexual Attitudes of College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the sexual attitudes of college students at a western Kansas university. The independent variables employed were gender, family structure, family sex communication, age, and classification. The dependent variables were the following subscales of sexual attitudes: permissiveness, sex practices, communion, and…

Etchison, Marilyn G.

182

Underachievement among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many high-achieving students do not question their academic success. They do well and are content with the study skills they have developed to ensure that they achieve their goals. However, these students, whose high schools considered them achievers, experience difficulties and sometimes failure in situations where they had previously experienced…

Balduf, Megan

2009-01-01

183

Suicidal ideation in high school students: depression and other correlates.  

PubMed

English-Canadian high school students (129 boys, 117 girls) participated in a study of the relationship between suicidal ideation and selected personal variables, stress, and social support. Associations were found between suicidal ideation and the variables of gender, self-esteem, locus of control, depression, drug use, stress, perception of health, family status, academic performance, social support, and anomie. Multiple regression analysis identified depression and alcohol use as best individual predictors among these variables. Semi-partial correlation analyses showed that removal of the effect of depression resulted in a loss of initially significant relationships between suicidal ideation and the other variables except for alcohol use, drug use, and health satisfaction. PMID:7797639

De Man, A F; Leduc, C P

1995-03-01

184

College Students’ Adjustment: The Role of Parent–College Student Expectation Discrepancies and Communication Reciprocity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parents’ influence on college students’ adjustment is underestimated frequently. As college students often set goals based\\u000a on their perceptions of their parents’ expectations, discrepancies between college students’ and their parents’ expectations\\u000a may be related to their adjustment. The purpose of this study was to examine parent–college student expectation discrepancies\\u000a and communication reciprocity as predictors of college students’ adjustment in a

Allison Kanter Agliata; Kimberly Renk

2008-01-01

185

Promoting Clinical Knowledge, Skills, and Empathy via a Creative Self-Suicide Assignment: Rationale, Purpose, and Student Responses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suicide is a leading cause of American deaths. Given suicide's overall frequency and negative effects, specialized suicide training is warranted. This article describes a creative self-suicide assignment designed to enhance doctoral students' suicide assessment and intervention knowledge and clinical skills, and promote greater counselor empathy…

Cook, Katrina; Juhnke, Gerald A.; Peters, Scott W.; Marbach, Christina R.; Day, Sally; Choucroun, Pierre; Baker, Ria E.

2007-01-01

186

Dimensions of perfectionism and suicide ideation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies were conducted to examine the relation between dimensions of perfectionsim and suicide ideation: whether perfectionism\\u000a is important in suicide ideation when considered in the context of other predictors of suicide (i.e., depression, hopelessness),\\u000a and whether perfectionism moderates the association between life stress and suicide ideation. Samples of 91 psychiatric patients\\u000a (Study 1) and 160 college students (Study 2)

Paul L. Hewitt; Gordon L. Flett; Cathy Weber

1994-01-01

187

Suicide  

MedlinePLUS

... major stressful event. People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report ... mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide. NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

188

Do College Students Know How to Study?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive study assessed the strengths and weaknesses in college students' study skills as compared to other students across the country. Participants in this study included 40 students (27 women, 13 men, age M = 19.3, SD = 1.07) from a small, Christian liberal arts college in the Midwestern United States. The students completed the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory

Bethany L. Windschitl

189

College Course Grades for Dual Enrollment Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared college course grade outcomes, both during and after high school, of dual-enrollment students to those of traditional students. The study was based on a large, multiyear sample of Iowa high school and community college students. The results showed that while in high school, dual-enrollment students consistently outperformed…

Crouse, Jill D.; Allen, Jeff

2014-01-01

190

Teaching and Counseling Older College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students 22 years of age and older clearly have counseling needs and instructional preferences that differ from those of college-age students. These conclusions were reached after a survey of 6,500 students in 27 diverse junior/community colleges. Among the major findings of the study were: (1) older students were less likely to experience…

Roelfs, Pamela J.

1975-01-01

191

College students' use of cocaine.  

PubMed

After experiencing a period of rapid decline between 1986 and 1994, cocaine use is once again on the rise in the United States. The increased prevalence of use among college students is particularly troubling because of its potential impact on human capital acquisition and long-term labor market success. Merging information on the price of cocaine and marijuana from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency with data on cocaine use from the College Alcohol Study, we investigate the demand for cocaine in the college population. We find evidence that participation in cocaine use by college students is responsive to changes in the price of cocaine and marijuana and that cocaine and marijuana are economic complements for this population. Further investigation revealed significant differences in the demand for cocaine by those less than age 21 and those at least age 21, years, with the younger age group being more responsive to changes in the price of cocaine. No difference is found, however, in the demand for cocaine across gender. PMID:16522560

Williams, Jenny; Pacula, Rosalie Liccardo; Chaloupka, Frank J; Wechsler, Henry

2006-01-01

192

Success in Algebra among Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College algebra is a required course for most majors, but is viewed by many as a gatekeeper course for degree completion by students. With almost half a million students taking college algebra each year, faculty are experimenting with new course lengths of time that might result in higher success, completion, and retention rates for college

Reyes, Czarina

2010-01-01

193

Sex Differences in College Student Drug Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Determines patterns of drug usage and related behavior of college, university, and junior college students on a state-wide basis. This article focuses on sex as it relates to the total pattern of drug abuse of nine specific substances among a large group of college students and examines results in terms of both practical and statistical…

Strimbu, Jerry L.; And Others

1973-01-01

194

International Students at Community Colleges. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest focuses on issues surrounding international students in American community colleges. According to a survey conducted in 1996 by the American Association of Community Colleges, 80% of community colleges indicated having international students on campus, and this enrollment is increasing. The Chronicle of Higher Education states that…

Lamkin, Anne

195

Bellevue Community College Student Profile, Fall 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for the college community and various campus constituencies working with the college, this report provides data on students enrolled at Bellevue Community College (BCC), in Washington, as of fall 1995. Following an executive summary and introduction, data are presented for 1990-95 and specifically for fall 1995 on student age, gender,…

Hodge, Valerie L.

196

The Black Student's Guide to College Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Essays and reflections were gathered to create a guide to the college experience for African American students. A survey of the opinions and attitudes of over 1,500 black students at colleges and universities asked what situations or problems confronted them in being admitted to colleges and what problems they encountered in their first year at…

Higgins, Ruby D., Ed.; And Others

197

Changing Religious Beliefs among College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study asks how college attendance affects changes in students' religious beliefs, exploring factors in the college environment that account for such changes. Data for the study was derived from the 1994 Freshman Survey and 1998 College Student Survey conducted annually by the Higher Education Research Institute for the Cooperative…

Lee, Jenny J.

198

Suicidal ideation among medical students of Pakistan: A cross-sectional study.  

PubMed

Few studies have investigated suicidal ideation among medical students in the developing world. We found only one report on suicidal ideation among medical students in Pakistan published in the year 2005. The present cross-sectional survey on suicidal ideation conducted in July 2013 involved 331 medical students of Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. In the past one year, suicidal ideation was found in 118 (35.6%) students. Forty-six (13.9%) of all the students had made a plan in their life time to commit suicide while 16 (4.8%) of the 331 students tried to commit suicide at some point of time in their life. More females than males pondered suicide while first year medical students formed the majority of those with suicidal ideation. The single greatest risk factor predisposing to suicidal ideation was substance abuse. This was followed jointly by parental neglect and previous psychiatric disorder. Campaigns against substance abuse and counseling of vulnerable students will help in eradicating suicidal intent. PMID:25287803

Osama, Muhammad; Islam, Mohammad Yousuful; Hussain, Syed Ather; Masroor, Syed Muhammad Zia; Burney, Muhammad Usman; Masood, Muhammad Atif; Menezes, Ritesh G; Rehman, Razaur

2014-10-01

199

The Black Student's Guide to Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A guide for college-bound black students, which was researched and largely written by Brown University students, presents essays, book reviews, a glossary, and profiles of black colleges. The narrative section and authors are as follows: "A Collegiate Glossary" (Matthew Rose); "The Application Process" (Marvin Campbell); "Update: Federal Student

Beckham, Barry, Ed.

200

Computer Technology and College Students' Reading Habits  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purposes of this study were to determine if computer technology had an impact on EFL college students' reading habits and if students' online reading habits and their demographic variables, such as gender, age, CJEE scores, employment status, and online hours were related. 124 valid survey questionnaires were collected from college students in a university in southern Taiwan. The results

Li-Bi Shen

2006-01-01

201

Identifying Benefit Segments among College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using concept of market segmentation (dividing market into distinct groups requiring different product benefits), surveyed 398 college students to determine benefit segments among students selecting a college to attend and factors describing each benefit segment. Identified one major segment of students (classroomers) plus three minor segments…

Brown, Joseph D.

1991-01-01

202

College Students' Responses to New Communication Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the risks associated with increased reliance upon technology, including e-mail, instant messages, and cellular phones. Subjects were undergraduate college students ranging in age from 17 to 29. A sample of 40 students was taken from a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. A second sample of 25 engineering students was…

Vicario, Terra; Henninger, Erica; Austin, Megan; Chambliss, Catherine

203

How Do Underage College Students Get Alcohol?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alcohol consumption and related problems are common among underage college students, yet qualitative, in-depth information on how/where these students obtain alcohol is limited. We conducted focus groups pertaining to access to alcohol and related issues with 19 underage college students. They reported that alcohol is easy to obtain from a variety…

Fabian, Lindsey E. A.; Toomey, Traci L.; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Erickson, Darin J.

2008-01-01

204

Providing for the Unprepared College Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With an open door policy and the influx of non-traditionally oriented students, community colleges face one of the most critical issues in education today--educating the academically underprepared student. A large percentage of the Chicago City Colleges' enrollment scores in the lowest third on tests of academic ability. These students are not…

Jones, Arnold P., Jr.

205

THE DETERMINANTS OF STUDENT COLLEGE DEBT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the determinants of average college student debt. The data set is derived from U.S. News & World Reports and comprises 196 educational institutions. Regression results indicate the primary determinants of average student debt at an institution are percent of college students with debt, tuition and fees rates, size of the institution, value of the institution's endowment, percent

Anne Macy

206

Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities  

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AACRAO's new publication "Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities" is the single authoritative source interpreting basic and advanced marketing techniques within the context of student marketing. Four sections address marketing fundamentals in the higher education setting, strategic planning, consumer behavior of the college-bound student

Whiteside, Richard

2004-01-01

207

Berea College Student Labor Contract This is an agreement between Berea College Students and Berea College concerning the College's  

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Berea College Student Labor Contract This is an agreement between Berea College Students and Berea for Labor. E. complete a labor status change form (individual job contract) for each position held, or for any change in a position, as a supplement to this contract as approved by the Labor Office. F. secure

Baltisberger, Jay H.

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Alcohol drinking among college students: college responsibility for personal troubles  

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Background One young adult in two has entered university education in Western countries. Many of these young students will be exposed, during this transitional period, to substantial changes in living arrangements, socialisation groups, and social activities. This kind of transition is often associated with risky behaviour such as excessive alcohol consumption. So far, however, there is little evidence about the social determinants of alcohol consumption among college students. We set out to explore how college environmental factors shape college students' drinking behaviour. Methods In May 2010 a web questionnaire was sent to all bachelor and master students registered with an important Belgian university; 7,015 students participated (participation?=?39%). The survey looked at drinking behaviour, social involvement, college environmental factors, drinking norms, and positive drinking consequences. Results On average each student had 1.7 drinks a day and 2.8 episodes of abusive drinking a month. We found that the more a student was exposed to college environmental factors, the greater the risk of heavy, frequent, and abusive drinking. Alcohol consumption increased for students living on campus, living in a dormitory with a higher number of room-mates, and having been in the University for a long spell. Most such environmental factors were explained by social involvement, such as participation to the student folklore, pre-partying, and normative expectations. Conclusions Educational and college authorities need to acknowledge universities’ responsibility in relation to their students’ drinking behaviour and to commit themselves to support an environment of responsible drinking. PMID:23805939

2013-01-01

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Community College Student Retention: Student Characteristics and Withdrawal Reasons.  

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This study examined the profile of community college dropouts, in an attempt to identify how this cohort differs from university-level dropouts and to identify reasons for community college students' withdrawal from school. The authors argue that the profile of a typical community college student--a person who has a full- or part-time job, lives…

Zhai, Lijuan; Monzon, Rey

210

Stress, Self-Esteem, and Suicidal Ideation in Late Adolescents  

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The relationships among stress, self-esteem, and suicidal ideation in late adolescents were examined in a group of college students. Multiple regression analysis indicated that both stress and self-esteem were significantly related to suicidal ideation; low self-esteem and stressful life events significantly predicted suicidal ideation. The…

Wilburn, Victor R.; Smith, Delores E.

2005-01-01

211

Cigarette Use among Young Adults: Comparisons between 2-Year College Students, 4-Year College Students, and Those Not in College  

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Objective: To examine cigarette smoking among young adults based on education status. Participants: Community-based sample of 2,694 young adults in the United States Methods: The authors compared 3 groups--those not in college with no college degree, 2-year college students/graduates, 4-year college students/graduates--on various smoking measures:…

Lenk, Kathleen; Rode, Peter; Fabian, Lindsey; Bernat, Debra; Klein, Elizabeth; Forster, Jean

2012-01-01

212

Risk Factors Associated with Suicide Attempts by College Females.  

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Previous research had concluded that a female's relationship with her father was of singular importance in regard to her suicidal risk. This study was designed to test this assumption, and it was hypothesized that the relationship that an adolescent or young adult female had with her mother would be of equal importance in predicting risk for a…

Bailey, Bruce E.; Matthews, Juliet L.

213

Evaluating College Student Interest in Pet Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first year of college can be extremely stressful, especially for students residing on campus. Objective: The authors obtained information from college freshmen about their relationships with pets and investigated interest in a pet therapy program as social support for transient stressful periods. Participants: As part of a university orientation program, 246 college freshman attended 1 of 5 health issues

Kathleen N. Adamle; Tracy A. Riley; Tracey Carlson

2009-01-01

214

STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW  

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STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW Syracuse University College of Law seeks to attract-educated citizens of the world, yet many highly qualified college graduates who wish to pursue a career in law do of admission because they are already burdened with heavy debt from four years of undergraduate study

McConnell, Terry

215

Physically Disabled Students on the College Campus.  

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Interview and questionnaire data derived from 93 physically disabled college students were used to examine: personal background and self concept; student academic orientation; orientation to physical environment; orientation to extracurricular life; and interpersonal relations. (DB)

Burbach, Harold J.; Babbitt, Charles E.

1988-01-01

216

Community College Student Success Courses: The Student Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores student success courses from the student perspective to answer three questions: What topics do students find the most useful? What teaching methods do the students find most helpful? How can these courses be customized to better serve the students? The purpose of this study is to interview students from a number of community colleges, exploring these topics

Molly H. Duggan; Mitchell R. Williams

2010-01-01

217

Associated Factors of Suicide Among University Students: Importance of Family Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim in this study was to underline the importance of family environment as a significant associate of suicide probability among university students. For this aim 226 Turkish university students completed Suicide Probability Scale, Family Environment Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and Positive and Negative Affect Scale. As a result of the formulated regression analysis, after controlling for the 51% of

Tülin Gençöz; P?nar

2006-01-01

218

Substance Use Behavior and Suicide Indicators among Rural Middle School Students  

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Background: This study provides a descriptive profile of substance use behavior and the prevalence of suicide indicators (thought about, considered, and planned) among rural middle school students and examines the association between substance use and suicidal indicators among middle school students participating in the Coordinated School Health…

Dunn, Michael S.; Goodrow, Bruce; Givens, Connie; Austin, Susan

2008-01-01

219

Prevalence of Dating Partner Violence and Suicidal Ideation Among Male and Female University Students Worldwide  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents findings from the International Dating Violence study regarding the prevalence of physical assault, sexual coercion, and suicidal ideation among university students and explores the relationships between suicidal ideation and dating violence. Nearly 16,000 university students from 22 sites in 21 countries were recruited through convenience sampling. The results showed that although there were large differences between countries,

Ko Ling Chan; Murray A. Straus; Douglas A. Brownridge; Agnes Tiwari; W. C. Leung

2008-01-01

220

Suicide Attempts among Adolescent Mexican American Students Enrolled in Special Education Classes  

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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school-aged students between the ages of 15 and 19. There is an increasing frequency of suicide and other self-destructive behaviors among Mexican American youth and students in special education classrooms for emotional and behavioral disabilities. Recognizing Mexican American youth in special…

Medina, Catherine; Luna, Gaye

2006-01-01

221

Gambling Behavior Among College Student-Athletes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyzing data from a representative sample of 20,739 U.S. college student-athletes, this study sought to determine whether certain student-athletes were more prone to frequent or problem gambling behavior. Relative to other studies of college students, a lower percentage of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) student-athletes reported gambling (males 62.4%, females 43%) and having gambling problems (males 4.3%, females 0.4%), but

Stephen Ellenbogen; Durand Jacobs; Jeffrey Derevensky; Rina Gupta; Tom Paskus

2008-01-01

222

Adjustment to College in Students With ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To examine college adjustment in students reporting an ADHD diagnosis and the effect of medication treatment on students' adjustment. Method: 1,648 first-semester freshmen attending a public and a private university completed a Web-based survey to examine their adjustment to college. Results: Compared with 200 randomly selected control students, 68 students with ADHD reported more academic concerns and depressive symptoms.

David L. Rabiner; Arthur D. Anastopoulos; Jane Costello; Rick H. Hoyle; H. Scott Swartzwelder

2008-01-01

223

Sexual harassment of Chinese college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sexual harassment of Chinese college students with a focus on their awareness, experiences, responses, and expectations of\\u000a institutional intervention to the problem was examined. 358 male and 491 female Chinese college students in Hong Kong participated.\\u000a There were no gender differences in students' awareness of the phenomenon. Students' own experiences were less frequent than\\u000a what they had heard about sexual

Catherine So-kum Tang; Michelle S. M. Yik; Fanny M. C. Cheung; Po-king Choi; Kit-chun Au

1996-01-01

224

Exploring College Readiness: Self-Perceptions of Early College Students  

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Research shows that too many students are graduating from high school ill-prepared to be successful in the postsecondary environment. This study examined the high school experiences of dual-enrollment students who participated in an Early College High School, and how the students perceived their high school experiences in preparing them for…

Ramsey-White, Kim Renee

2012-01-01

225

Self-reported suicidality and its predictors among adolescents from a pre-university college in Bangalore, India.  

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There is increasing concern about suicide rates in the vulnerable developmental stage of adolescence. The experiences and expressions of suicidality among adolescents are often "hidden" and occur due to complex and cumulative interactions of multiple factors. A cross-sectional survey assessed self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and helpseeking behaviour among adolescents attending a pre-university college in Bangalore, India. This formed part of a 2-year teacher training project for Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the college. 1087 male and female adolescents aged 16-18 years, completed the Columbia Teen Screen which assessed self-reported suicide attempt/s (lifetime, past 3 months) as well as suicidal ideation (current, past 3 months) and associated intensity, severity and duration. Adolescents' perceptions about the need for help and mental health consultation were also assessed. Emotional and behavioural difficulties were reported on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. The results indicated that 25.4% of the adolescents reported suicidal ideation (past 3 months) and 12.9% of the total sample expressed their need for seeking help. The rate of suicide attempt was 12.9% (lifetime) and 6% (past 3 months). Logistic Regression analysis identified factors associated with recent suicidal ideation and attempt. Females had higher rates of suicide ideation and attempts than males (Ideation OR = 1.4, CI = 1.04-1.9; Attempt OR = 2.2, CI = 1.0-4.5) and adolescents with abnormal emotional and behavioural problems were at higher risk for suicidal ideation (emotional difficulties OR = 4.6, CI = 3.2-6.6; hyperactivity/inattention OR = 2.1, CI = 1.3-3.2). The findings add to the limited database on youth suicidality in India and have implications for prevention and intervention. PMID:24524708

Bhola, Poornima; Rekha, Dorothy P; Sathyanarayanan, Vidya; Daniel, Sheila; Thomas, Tinku

2014-02-01

226

8 Things First-Year Students Fear about College  

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There is this little secret college-bound and first-year college students outwardly deny: They are scared sick about going off to college. In the authors' interviews with 175 college students throughout the United States for "Survival Secrets of College Students" (Barron's, 2007) students talked--sometimes painfully--about what they wished they…

Shanley, Mary Kay; Johnston, Julia

2008-01-01

227

Attitude Change among College Students toward Homosexuality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although audio-visual materials are commonly used on college and university campuses, frequently those materials are not evaluated to determine what impact they may have on students' attitudes. The present research compared the effect of three audio-visual programs on attitudes of college students toward homosexuality. The three programs included a film that dealt with prejudice towards numerous groups but not towards

Raymond Goldberg

1982-01-01

228

Students, Christian Colleges, and the Law  

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Tracing the impact of specific federal laws and regulations on such private college concerns as residence hall housing requirements, student privacy rights, race and sex discrimination, the demise of "in loco parentis," student discipline and "due process," and compulsory chapel, the author suggests appropriate responses of religious colleges to…

Habecker, Eugene B.

1975-01-01

229

The American College Student Cell Phone Survey  

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This article reports on a study of cell phone use among college students. This group is considered particularly important because college students tend to be among the first to try new technology, are the group most likely to innovate new ways of using existing technology, and are most vocal about what they need and/or want to see changed…

Emanuel, Richard C.

2013-01-01

230

College students' dining expectations in Cyprus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The primary purpose of the study is to investigate college students' dining expectations and define the factors that shape their dining choices. In addition, the study investigates whether gender, ethnic origin, prior food and beverage working experience, spending habits and dining frequency influence students' dining expectations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A quantitative questionnaire was developed and randomly administered to college

Anastasios Zopiatis; Jovana Pribic

2007-01-01

231

Social anxiety and drinking in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evidence is reviewed that indicates that social anxiety is a significant motivation for drinking among college students. Although the link between social anxiety and alcohol consumption has been studied from a variety of perspectives, there has been little integration of data. Drawing from the alcohol and anxiety literature, the relationship between social anxiety and heavy drinking in college students is

Randy S Burke; Robert S Stephens

1999-01-01

232

College Students and Awareness of Food Safety  

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Microbial foodborne illnesses are a public health problem in the United States. Americans are patronizing restaurants three or more times a week and college students are frequently employed in food service; therefore, this study assessed compliance with and awareness of food safety recommendations among 460 college students. Compliance was…

McArthur, Laura H.; Holbert, Donald; Forsythe, William A., III

2007-01-01

233

Adjustment to College in Students with ADHD  

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Objective: To examine college adjustment in students reporting an ADHD diagnosis and the effect of medication treatment on students' adjustment. Method: 1,648 first-semester freshmen attending a public and a private university completed a Web-based survey to examine their adjustment to college. Results: Compared with 200 randomly selected control…

Rabiner, David L.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D.; Costello, Jane; Hoyle, Rick H.; Swartzwelder, H. Scott

2008-01-01

234

Excellence in Community College Student Affairs  

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Student success, accountability, and educational outcomes have been strongly emphasized in U.S. community colleges in recent years. For those individuals serving in community college student affairs, intentional commitment to standards and competencies in professional practice is essential in order to achieve institutional expectations and to meet…

Knight, Ashley

2014-01-01

235

College Student Self-Care Diary.  

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The purpose of this docoment is to help college students maintain health by keeping a weekly diary of health related behaviors including diet, exercise, and stress levels. In addition each weekly entry presents a self-care tip for health improvement. Discussions of the college student and health, health and lifestyle, instructions on use of the…

Greenberg, Jerrold S.; Dintiman, George B.

236

Perceptual Differences between Hippies and College Students  

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Perceptual differences were investigated between 50 college students who were non-drug users and 50 hippies who used LSD. The major hypothesis predicted was that hippies would score differently from college students in a specific direction on each of the perceptual tasks. (Author)

Brothers, Robert; Gaines, Rosslyn

1973-01-01

237

College Students' Media Habits: A Pilot Study.  

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A study investigated the level of undergraduate college students' involvement with the electronic media (radio, television, movies, music) and print media (books, newspapers, magazines) as it relates to both study and leisure activities. During the 1992-94 academic years, 5100 questionnaires were distributed to college students across the United…

Kamalipour, Yahya R.; Robinson, William L.; Nortman, Michael L.

238

Birth Order Effects among Black College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between birth order, vocational choice, choice of college, and selected personality characteristics among Black college students. The 16 Personality Factors Question naire, the Assessment of Career Decision Making, and a research questionnaire were administered to a sample of 231 students enrolled in freshman orientation classes at Grambling State University, Grambling,

Bernita L. Patterson; Howard E. A. Tinsley

1980-01-01

239

College Students' Attitudes toward Their ADHD Peers  

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Objective: The attitudes of college students with and without ADHD toward peers with ADHD were examined. Method: A total of 196 college students (30 diagnosed with ADHD) anonymously completed four attitude measures. General analyses of attitudes toward peers with ADHD as well as comparisons between those with and without ADHD are made. Results:…

Chew, Brandi L.; Jensen, Scott A.; Rosen, Lee A.

2009-01-01

240

College students, tattoos, and sexual activity.  

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This research examined the association of having a tattoo and engaging in premarital sexual intercourse. Data gathered from a convenience sample of 450 college students indicated that tattooed respondents were substantively and significantly more likely to be sexually active than nontattooed college students. Tattooed men became sexually active at a significantly earlier age than nontattooed men but no such difference was found between tattooed and nontattooed college women. PMID:16512308

Koch, Jerome R; Roberts, Alden E; Armstrong, Myrna L; Owen, Donna C

2005-12-01

241

Depression and suicidal ideation in medical students in China: a call for wellness curricula  

PubMed Central

Objectives To investigate rates of depression and suicidal ideation in medical students in mainland China and to explore wellness curricula and mental health services available to students. Methods Second and third year medical students (N=348) at one medical school in mainland China completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Based on responses to the PHQ-9, students were labeled as depressed, with suicidal ideation, and/or impaired. Additionally, students’ feedback from a focus group (N=30) evaluating the current state of the school’s wellness curricula and mental health services was thematically analyzed. Results A total of 348 students responded (response rate = 99%) to the survey. Forty-seven of 348 (13.5%) students had moderate-severe depression. The mean PHQ-9 score was 6.02 (SD=3.44). Seven and a half percent of students reported suicidal ideation. The frequency of depression and suicidal ideation did not differ between second and third year medical students (p = 0.52). Nearly 30% of depressed students reported suicidal ideation. Depression and suicidal ideation were strongly correlated (r = 0.42, p < 0.001). Students with depression (p < 0.0001) or suicidal ideation (p = 0.004) were more likely to be impaired compared to students who were not. Focus group participants reported only off-campus student counseling services available to medical students in distress. No wellness curricula were established. Conclusions Rates of depression and suicidal ideation are high in medical students in mainland China. Mental health services are deficient and unlikely to address distress in students. Chinese medical schools should offer mental health support and treatment at an early stage, such as wellness curricula and proactive student counseling. PMID:25341209

Sobowale, Kunmi; Zhou, A. Ning; Liu, Ni; Sherer, Renslow

2014-01-01

242

Distance and Intrastate College Student Migration  

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Most studies of student migration focus on "interstate" migration of college students, largely because the aggregate data typically used are limited in geographic specificity to states. However, interstate migration is only a small part of the total student migration. Public institutions generally get most of their students from within their…

Alm, James; Winters, John V.

2009-01-01

243

Student Input in College Decision Making  

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Engaging students in making decisions, especially those that directly impact student life, benefits the institution and the students themselves. Students are often asked to evaluate faculty, courses, campus services, and their overall college experience, but their opinions are more rarely solicited for input about new institutional initiatives.…

Schwartz, Celeste M.; Craig, Emory M.; Trzeciak, Jeff; Little, Julie K.; Diaz, Veronica

2008-01-01

244

Teacher Greetings Increase College Students' Test Scores  

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The current study is an extension of a previous investigation dealing with teacher greetings to students. The present investigation used teacher greetings with college students and academic performance (test scores). We report data using university students and in-class test performance. Students in introductory psychology who received teachers'…

Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio; Alexander, Ralph; Stewart, Megan

2009-01-01

245

The Study Habits of Adult College Students.  

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The study habits of adult college students over age 25 were compared to a group of younger students at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. The younger students were matched with the older groups on four characteristics: sex, major field of study, semester credit load, and class standing. All 56 participants were undergraduate students

Hogan, Thomas P.; Hendrickson, Elizabeth

246

Career Maturity and Physically Disabled College Students.  

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Examined the relationships between career maturity, sex, physical disability, and grades in 40 disabled and 46 nondisabled college students. Results showed disabled students were more vocationally mature than nondisabled students and female students were more vocationally mature than males. Type of disability was not related to career maturity.…

Burkhead, E. Jane; Cope, Corrine S.

1984-01-01

247

Career Maturity and Foreclosure in Student Athletes, Fine Arts Students, and General College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three groups of undergraduate students, fine arts students (n = 121), general college students (n = 104), and student athletes (n = 101), were compared on career maturity attitudes, identity foreclosure, and career foreclosure. Findings indicated that student athletes, but not fine arts students, scored lower on career maturity as compared to general college students. Findings also revealed that student

Rachel McQuown Linnemeyer; Chris Brown

2010-01-01

248

An interpretive study of nursing students' experiences of caring for suicidal persons.  

PubMed

Suicide is a worldwide public health problem. Although preparing nursing students to care for suicidal persons has been a standard part of nursing education for many years, nurses consistently report that they lack competencies in caring for this population of patients. The purpose of this phenomenological and hermeneutical study was to understand the experiences undergraduate nursing students had in regard to caring for suicidal persons. The aim of the study was to obtain insights into the basic preparation of students in the care of suicidal persons to inform pedagogical approaches pertaining to suicide and improve the nursing care for these individuals. Twelve senior nursing students were recruited for the study. Data were collected using in-depth, unstructured interviews. The study themes indicated that (a) when participants read about suicidal persons' mental status and behavior in patient, records they initially feared interacting with and caring for these individuals; (b) participants' abilities to gather information about suicide risk was influenced by how much patients talked with them about their suicidal tendencies; and (c) participants' capacity to provide safe and therapeutic suicide prevention interventions was impacted by judicious critical thinking skills. Teaching strategies that align with the themes are provided. PMID:25223291

Scheckel, Martha M; Nelson, Kimberly A

2014-01-01

249

Academic Dishonesty: Are Business Students Different from Other College Students?  

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In this article, the authors investigated academic dishonesty and how business students stand on the issue as compared with other college students. They found in their study that nonbusiness students are more likely to cheat than are business students. In general, students who are members of Greek social organizations, undergraduates, male, and…

Iyer, Rajesh; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2006-01-01

250

STRESS, SELF-ESTEEM, AND SUICIDAL IDEATION IN LATE ADOLESCENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationships among stress, self-esteem, and suicidal ideation in late ado- lescents were examined in a group of college students. Multiple regression analysis indicated that both stress and self-esteem were significantly related to suicidal ideation; low self-esteem and stressful life events significantly pre- dicted suicidal ideation. The hypothesis that self-esteem would moderate the effects of life stressors on suicidal ideation

Victor R. Wilbum; Delores E. Smith

2005-01-01

251

Community College Student Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis  

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This study explores community college student mental health by comparing the responses of California community college and traditional university students on the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II). Using MANOVA, we compared community college and traditional university students, examining…

Katz, Daniel Seth; Davison, Karen

2014-01-01

252

College Students with Disabilities: A Student Development Perspective  

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High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…

Hadley, Wanda M.

2011-01-01

253

Student Leadership Development within Student Government at Snow College  

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The purpose of this study was to describe the leadership development process of former student leaders at Snow College. More specifically, the study focused on understanding how, when, and where leadership development took place in their "lived experience" within the student government at Snow College (Van Manen, 1998). Examining the lived…

Wilson, Gordon Ned

2010-01-01

254

Relationships between Suicidal Behavior and Personality Types.  

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Examined hypothesis that introversion in general and introverted-intuitive-feeling-perceiving type as measured by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are related to suicidal ideation/behaviors. Data from 330 college students revealed 4 interactive suicidal behavior risk models: introverted-perceiving (females); introverted-sensing-feeling (males);…

Street, Sue; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.

1994-01-01

255

Web-based depression screening and psychiatric consultation for college students: a feasibility and acceptability study.  

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Background. A steady rise in the prevalence of depression among college students has negatively affected student quality of life. This study investigates the feasibility and acceptability of a Web-based model, including Skype, to screen and provide psychiatric consultation to depressed college students. Methods. Students completed the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) online; those who screened positive (PHQ-9???10) or endorsed any level of suicidal ideation were offered Web-based psychiatric consultation using Skype. After the consultation, students filled out a 7-item satisfaction questionnaire to report on the acceptability of this Web-based method. Results. A total of 972 students consented to the online depression screening and 285 screened positive. Of those, 69 students consented and 17 students successfully completed the psychiatric consultation via Skype. Thirteen (76.4%) students found the interview useful in helping them understand their depression. Fifteen (88.2%) students thought that psychologists and psychiatrists could successfully see patients via videoconferencing. Conclusions. Current online technologies can provide depression screening and psychiatric consultation to college students; those who participated reported a positive experience. Future studies will need to address the low levels of participation among college students and attract students who are underserved, as well as use a videoconferencing platform that adequately protects data confidentiality. PMID:24799895

Williams, Aya; Larocca, Rachel; Chang, Trina; Trinh, Nhi-Ha; Fava, Maurizio; Kvedar, Joseph; Yeung, Albert

2014-01-01

256

Web-Based Depression Screening and Psychiatric Consultation for College Students: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study  

PubMed Central

Background. A steady rise in the prevalence of depression among college students has negatively affected student quality of life. This study investigates the feasibility and acceptability of a Web-based model, including Skype, to screen and provide psychiatric consultation to depressed college students. Methods. Students completed the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) online; those who screened positive (PHQ-9???10) or endorsed any level of suicidal ideation were offered Web-based psychiatric consultation using Skype. After the consultation, students filled out a 7-item satisfaction questionnaire to report on the acceptability of this Web-based method. Results. A total of 972 students consented to the online depression screening and 285 screened positive. Of those, 69 students consented and 17 students successfully completed the psychiatric consultation via Skype. Thirteen (76.4%) students found the interview useful in helping them understand their depression. Fifteen (88.2%) students thought that psychologists and psychiatrists could successfully see patients via videoconferencing. Conclusions. Current online technologies can provide depression screening and psychiatric consultation to college students; those who participated reported a positive experience. Future studies will need to address the low levels of participation among college students and attract students who are underserved, as well as use a videoconferencing platform that adequately protects data confidentiality. PMID:24799895

Williams, Aya; LaRocca, Rachel; Chang, Trina; Trinh, Nhi-Ha; Fava, Maurizio

2014-01-01

257

Student Consultation Process for College Based Fees College of Science and Mathematics  

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Student Consultation Process for College Based Fees College of Science and Mathematics General will consult with students, faculty and staff about needs and priorities for use of college based fee revenues College Based Fee Committee. The college level committee will consist of student representatives from each

Sze, Lawrence

258

Preparing International Students for College Life in the US: Writing the Carlow College International Student Sourcebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need for an orientation manual or handbook for new students is widely recognized in higher education. Nearly every college and university in the country distributes such a guide to incoming students in order to prepare them for what is to come. This type of manual facilitates more accurate expectations on the part of new students about college life and

Linda L. Melville

1997-01-01

259

“Our College Is Changing”: Women's College Student Affairs Administrators and Transgender Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student affairs administrators at contemporary American women's colleges are charged with supporting the personal, intellectual, and relational growth of students. A small but vocal group of students who identify as transgender and who are living as male, genderqueer, or transitioning to live as male, have emerged as a visible subpopulation in highly selective women's colleges. In this qualitative, phenomenological study

Susan B. Marine

2011-01-01

260

KBHC Mission Statement Depression is treatable and suicide is the  

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COLLEGE STUDENTS reach confidential, free telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention leading cause of death for college age students. Mission: To provide Graduate and Professional stu- dents a helpline available to students in crisis. Graduate students facing overwhelming stress or despair now have

Gleeson, Joseph G.

261

Suicidality, Problem-Solving Skills, Attachment Style, and Hopelessness in Turkish Students  

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Among 180 Turkish university students, the probability of suicide was strongly predicted by both hopelessness and deficiencies in problem solving. In addition, for women, unhealthy attachment styles (preoccupied and dismissing) also predicted suicidality. The clinical implications of these findings are that psychotherapists should focus on helping…

Zeyrek, Emek Yuce; Gencoz, Faruk; Bergman, Yoav; Lester, David

2009-01-01

262

College Student Notions of Computer Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two surveys of college students were conducted to study the students’ perceptions and knowledge of computer science as a profession and as a career. Ignorance of the field was consistently observed in both samples. Students with an aptitude for computing tend to blame their high schools, media, and society for their lack of knowledge. These findings suggest that high school

Anatole D. Ruslanov; Andrew P. Yolevich

2011-01-01

263

College Student Notions of Computer Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two surveys of college students were conducted to study the students' perceptions and knowledge of computer science as a profession and as a career. Ignorance of the field was consistently observed in both samples. Students with an aptitude for computing tend to blame their high schools, media, and society for their lack of knowledge. These findings suggest that high school

Anatole D. Ruslanov; Andrew P. Yolevich

2011-01-01

264

The Student and the Community College Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the cognitive development of community college students. According to the article, a student can develop higher levels of cognitive reasoning through curricular activities that include problem solving, analytic thinking, and synthesizing exercises. In problem solving, students first identify and define a problem, then…

Ediger, Marlow

265

Educating College Students of the Net Generation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty and administrators of higher education today face a challenge with their student populations, many of whom are part of what is known as the net generation. As students become more technologically advanced, faculty must be technologically ready to meet the needs of students. Many college faculty and administrators are from earlier…

Worley, Karen

2011-01-01

266

Success and Motivation among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research explores college students' explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how it relates to students' efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success during the challenging activity, including grade/extrinsic, mastery/intrinsic,…

Schweinle, Amy; Helming, Luralyn M.

2011-01-01

267

College Students' Perceptions of Campus Sustainability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain whether or not there are differences between college students in Alabama and Hawaii based on three questions: are students concerned about the present/future? What do students know about sustainability? Who is responsible for sustainability? Design/methodology/approach: Two approaches were used to…

Emanuel, Richard; Adams, J. N.

2011-01-01

268

The role of perfectionism in student suicide: three case studies from the UK.  

PubMed

A number of studies have investigated the relationship between suicide and perfectionism but none to our knowledge have been based on studies of completed suicides. This article aims to provide important insight into the potency that certain profiles of perfectionism can claim in the path to suicide by presenting three case studies from a U.K. study of student suicide. Collectively, these case studies provide theoretical support for existing frameworks and are consistent with other literature which emphasizes those forms of perfectionism that engender severe self-criticism and self-doubt and fear of failure as most destructive. PMID:20873535

Bell, Jo; Stanley, Nicky; Mallon, Sharon; Manthorpe, Jill

2010-01-01

269

Suicide Prevention in a Diverse Campus Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the college population in the United States rapidly diversifies, leaders of successful campus suicide prevention programs are recognizing the importance of targeting specific groups of students. Recent estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics indicated that in 2008 more than one-third (36.7 percent) of college students

Shadick, Richard; Akhter, Sarah

2013-01-01

270

Meaning of College Access and Persistence for Low-income, First-generation College Students.  

E-print Network

??Higher education access and success for first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds is a critical issue for colleges and universities. First-generation, low-income college students face… (more)

Smith, Jan L.

2011-01-01

271

Factors affecting persistence of Deaf college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of attrition after the first year of college was conducted with the 1984 entry class of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. A path-analytic model of 9 factors affecting student persistence was tested using LISREL (N = 233). The results indicate that social integration is an important factor in college persistence. Grade point average is not a

Michael S. Stinson; Marcia J. Scherer; Gerard G. Walter

1987-01-01

272

VULNERABILITY College students are particularly vulnerable  

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VULNERABILITY College students are particularly vulnerable to victimization. Many are living away on as many as 25 percent of all college females. Most of the assaults are committed by someone known, but does not guaran- tee it. "Gang rape" happens in spite of the presence of others because the group col

Salama, Khaled

273

How College Students Spend Their Time Communicating  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to assess how college students spend their time communicating and what impact, if any, communications devices may be having on how that time is spent. Undergraduates (N = 696) at four southeastern colleges were surveyed. Results revealed that listening comprises 55.4% of the total average communication day followed by reading…

Emanuel, Richard; Adams, Jim; Baker, Kim; Daufin, E. K.; Ellington, Coke; Fitts, Elizabeth; Himsel, Jonathan; Holladay, Linda; Okeowo, David

2008-01-01

274

SIENA COLLEGE MS IN ACCOUNTING STUDENTS  

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of Financial Aid the receipt of all additional scholarships or grant assistance. The College will apply. 1. FINANCIAL AID OFFERED BY SIENA COLLEGE: Franciscan scholarships of $2,500 annually are awarded. Athletic scholarships are based on the recommendation of the Athletics Department. Students must maintain

275

Evaluating College Student Interest in Pet Therapy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first year of college can be extremely stressful, especially for students residing on campus. Objective: The authors obtained information from college freshmen about their relationships with pets and investigated interest in a pet therapy program as social support for transient stressful periods. Participants: As part of a university…

Adamle, Kathleen N.; Riley, Tracy A.; Carlson, Tracey

2009-01-01

276

Student Development in Tribal Colleges and Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tribal colleges play a powerful role in the personal development as well as the academic development of American Indian students. By providing access, exposure to native culture, personal support, preparation for further education, and a sense of empowerment, tribal colleges are influential in advancing self-awareness, interpersonal sensitivity,…

Guardia, Juan R.; Evans, Nancy

2008-01-01

277

Personality Traits and College Student Reading Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is concerned with studies of the possible relationship between the college reader and his personality traits. The results of the three studies reported gave evidence that there was a relationship between personality types and college reading skills. Intuitive and introverted personality types were better readers. When students were…

Larsen, J.; And Others

278

Substance Use in College Students With ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The college years represent a developmental transition during which the initiation and escalation of heavy drinking set the stage for lifelong difficulties with alcohol and other drugs. Evidence from studies of adolescents and young adults with ADHD suggests that college students with the disorder may be uniquely vulnerable to alcohol- and drug-related problems. However, no studies have examined substance

Mary Rooney; Andrea Chronis-Tuscano; Yesel Yoon

2012-01-01

279

Smokeless Tobacco Use among American College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results are reported from a study which sought to determine prevalence and to delineate patterns of smokeless tobacco use among college students (N=5,894). Analysis of findings produced a profile of the typical college user. Implications of the data for intervention strategies and cessation programs are discussed. (IAH)

Glover, Elbert D.; And Others

1989-01-01

280

Some Colleges Provide Success Coaches for Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The road to a college degree is often littered with potholes of self-doubt, and sometimes those are deep enough to discourage even the most ambitious students. If the transition from high school to college were easy, the average six-year graduation rate at four-year institutions in the United States would probably be higher than 63 percent. To…

Farrell, Elizabeth F.

2007-01-01

281

Sexual violence perceptions among Christian college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sexual violence is a persistent problem, both nationally and globally, with college females having an elevated risk over their non-college peers. However, there have been limited studies exploring the beliefs that specific sub-populations, such as religious groups, have about sexual violence. A central objective of this study was to provide a better understanding of student needs in order to assist

Thorayya Said Giovannelli; LaTrelle Jackson

2012-01-01

282

College Students' Misconceptions about Evolutionary Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evolution is at the center of the biological sciences and is therefore a required topic for virtually every college biology student. Over the past year, the authors have been building a new simulation software package called EvoBeaker to teach college-level evolutionary biology through simulated experiments. They have built both micro and…

Meir, Eli; Perry, Judy; Herron, Jon C.; Kingsolver, Joel

2007-01-01

283

STUDENT LABOR POSITION DESCRIPTION Appalachian College Association  

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approved STUDENT LABOR POSITION DESCRIPTION Appalachian College Association Most Recently Updated of being a team player, with the understanding that everyone in the office has the sense they must; in this office one never knows who may be calling: funding agencies, members of the Association's 33 colleges B

Baltisberger, Jay H.

284

Economic Conservatism of Adult College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Economic Conservatism Scale was administered to adult college students enrolled in four evening courses. The courses were of four types: engineering technology, business, humanities, and social science. Significant differences were found. (Author)

DePuy, George N.

1978-01-01

285

Suicidal Behavior: A Survey of Oregon High School Students, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 10- to 19-year-old population in Oregon. The suicide rate has increased more than five-fold in the last three and one-half decades. This trend can be reversed by developing an understanding of the characteristics, behaviors, and events associated with suicide in at-risk youth. The Youth Risk…

Hopkins, David

286

DEALING WITH THE CHELLENGES AND STRESSORS FACED BY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS: THE OLD COLLEGE TRY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community college students are different from their four-year college counterparts in many ways. In fact, the entire nature of expectation among students is different in psychological, social, economic, and academic terms. Despite an array of reports about community college students, few attempts have been made to generate baseline data about who these students are and how they perform in college.

Michael T. Miller; Myron L. Pope; Thomas D. Steinmann

2004-01-01

287

Suicide  

MedlinePLUS

... else, or being victimized in any way can cause someone to feel desperately upset. Often, a situation like this, on top of an existing depression, acts like the final straw. Some people who attempt suicide mean to die and some aren't completely ...

288

COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD HIT THE BOOKS ON As students head off to college in the fall, the Maryland Insurance Administration  

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COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD HIT THE BOOKS ON INSURANCE As students head off to college in the fall your student lives in college housing or an apartment, they will likely have valuables plan. Student health plans are underwritten by an insurer that has #12;contracted with a college

Li, Teng

289

Altering Attitudes toward Suicide in an Abnormal Psychology Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes a report stemming from the development and application of a Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ)--a 100 item attitudinal and factual instrument designed to cover a wide range of suicidal concerns. Subjects of the study were 17 college students drawn at random from 89 students enrolled in an abnormal psychology course. Results…

Domino, George

1980-01-01

290

Response of colleges to risky drinking college students.  

PubMed

Heavy drinking and related consequences continue to affect college campuses due to fatalities, assaults, serious injuries, and arrests that occur among students. Several approaches aimed at reducing the harm incurred by students and the college communities as a result of heavy drinking are being used with varying success. A review of interventions including educational, individual, and environmental approaches are described, as well as new, promising, strategies. Despite some success, elevated and risky drinking patterns continue. As such, concerns over implementation of evidence-based treatments and areas in need of further study are discussed. [Full text available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2014-10.asp, free with no login]. PMID:25271660

Mastroleo, Nadine R; Logan, Diane E

2014-01-01

291

College Student Notions of Computer Science  

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Two surveys of college students were conducted to study the students' perceptions and knowledge of computer science as a profession and as a career. Ignorance of the field was consistently observed in both samples. Students with an aptitude for computing tend to blame their high schools, media, and society for their lack of knowledge. These findings suggest that high school students need to be provided with a more balanced perspective on computing.

Ruslanov, Anatole D.; Yolevich, Andrew P.

2011-08-01

292

Assessing Protection from Suicidal Risk: Psychometric Properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated psychometric properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory-25 (SRI-25) in a diverse sample of 239 college students. Participants completed the SRI-25, Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Confirmatory factor analysis supported…

Rutter, Philip A.; Freedenthal, Stacey; Osman, Augustine

2008-01-01

293

Life Ownership Orientation and Attitudes toward Abortion, Suicide, Doctor-Assisted Suicide, and Capital Punishment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined life ownership orientation (extent to which one believes that God, individual, or society has power over one's life) among 117 college students who completed Life Ownership Orientation Questionnaire (LOOQ). Found LOOQ scores demonstrated higher predictive validity with regard to attitudes toward abortion, suicide, doctor-assisted suicide,…

Ross, Lisa Thomson; Kaplan, Kalman J.

1994-01-01

294

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs College of Education  

E-print Network

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs College of Education Aimee Nelson, Assistant Dean Brittany Henry representing the division of Student Affairs within the academic colleges. Actively working with students-curricular learning. PROGRAM/SERVICE OVERVIEW: College of Education Student Services Needs Assessment The students

de Lijser, Peter

295

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND NUTRITION GRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE  

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#12;COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND NUTRITION GRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE Graduate students at the University students are students of the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR). Much of the information of the faculty, staff and students, we welcome you to graduate studies in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

Saskatchewan, University of

296

Building and Maintaining an Effective Campus-Wide Coalition for Suicide Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preventing suicide is a commonly shared priority among college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and family members. Coalitions are popular health promotion mechanisms for solving community-wide problems and are valuable in campus-wide suicide prevention efforts. This article provides an example of an effective suicide prevention…

Kaslow, Nadine J.; Garcia-Williams, Amanda; Moffitt, Lauren; McLeod, Mark; Zesiger, Heather; Ammirati, Rachel; Berg, John P.; McIntosh, Belinda J.

2012-01-01

297

Retention of Community College Students: Related Student and Institutional Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public community colleges were established to improve access to higher education. However, access for all often results in low student retention and in the loss of effort, time, and money for students and institutions. This institutional specific retention study, which examined student factors, both demographic and academic, and institutional…

Craig, Alfred J.; Ward, Cynthia V. L.

2008-01-01

298

The College Transfer Student in America: The Forgotten Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide translates research into practical advice on attracting, retaining, and guiding transfer students. Various chapters address multiple strategies for orientation and advising; curricular issues involving transfer students; how to maximize the effectiveness of articulation agreements; preparing community college students for transfer;…

Jacobs, Bonita C., Ed.

2004-01-01

299

College Student Concerns: Perceptions of Student Affairs Practitioners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to increase awareness of the perceptions of student affairs professionals regarding the most frequent and challenging concerns facing college students today. Using the Delphi method, 159 entry-level and mid-level student affairs administrators from institutions across the country were surveyed about their perceptions…

Reynolds, Amy L.

2013-01-01

300

THE COLLEGE OF 2020: STUDENTS Martin Van Der Werf  

E-print Network

and more students are looking for lower-cost alternatives to attending college. Three-year degree programs at community colleges and for-profit colleges. More and more students are looking for lower-cost alternativesTHE COLLEGE OF 2020: STUDENTS June 2009 Martin Van Der Werf Director, Chronicle Research Services

Hardy, Christopher R.

301

Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students'  

E-print Network

Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students' Entry into and Completion for this is that many students do not enter a college-level program of study. This paper presents a practical method-time college students over five years using data from an anonymous sample of community colleges. The analysis

Su, Xiao

302

Exploring the Validity of the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory Among Asian American College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the cultural validity of the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory (CSRLI) with Asian American College Students (N = 314). Although results did not completely replicate the six factor structure of the CSRLI as identified in Westefeld, Cardin, and Deaton (1992), partial support was found. The content of the five factors that emerged corresponded to five of the original scales.

Jayoung L. Choi; James R. Rogers

2010-01-01

303

Training Responsible Drinking with College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a description of a program designed to teach responsible drinking practices in a college student population. The aim of this program is to prevent problem drinking or alocholism in students who report concern about their drinking behavior, and volunteer to participate in a treatment-prevention program aimed at controlling their…

Marlatt, G. Alan

304

Anti-Homosexual Attitudes in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Undergraduate college students (N = 173) enrolled in business or psychology classes were studied to investigate (1) predictors of anti-gay and lesbian attitudes and (2) two educational approaches for counteracting negative attitudes toward homosexuality. Students' gender and other demographic characteristics, gender role orientation, gender role attitudes, and personal history variables were employed as independent variables in a multiple regression analysis

Annie L. Cotten-Huston; Bradley M. Waite

1999-01-01

305

Student Outcomes Study. Olympic College Program Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A follow-up study was conducted of students who had attended Olympic College (OC), in Washington, in fall 1990. A questionnaire was sent to a stratified random sample of 647 students, 3 years after their 1990 enrollment. A total of 390 responses were received for a 60.3% response rate. Respondents were divided into the following four groups, based…

Langan, A. Bud; Keeler, Laura

306

Supersizing: Portion Confusion among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The phrase "bigger is better" has become a common theme among Americans. The purpose of this study was to assess college students' portions and perception of recommended serving sizes of specific foods and beverages and to describe relationships of outcomes with body mass index and demographic variables. The findings indicated that students had a…

Sealey-Potts, Claudia; Alfaro, Veronica; Horine, Suzanne; Kallus, Kelli

2009-01-01

307

Decision-Making Strategies for College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students' decision making is often less than optimal and sometimes leads to negative consequences. The effectiveness of two strategies for improving student decision making--node-link mapping and social perspective taking (SPT)--are examined. Participants using SPT were significantly better able to evaluate decision options and develop…

Morey, Janis T.; Dansereau, Donald F.

2010-01-01

308

College Students, Diversity, and Community Service Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Over the past two decades, more than 200 studies have been published on the effects of community service learning on university students. However, the majority of these studies have focused on the effects of such programming on White and affluent college students, and few have considered whether there are differential effects…

Seider, Scott; Huguley, James P.; Novick, Sarah

2013-01-01

309

Leisure Time Boredom: Issues Concerning College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students who do not have leisure skills, cannot manage leisure time, or are not aware that leisure can be psychologically rewarding are more likely to be bored during leisure. This study examined the impact of boredom on leisure of college students in relation to gender, level of education, and activity choice. Subjects at a Midwestern university…

Hickerson, Benjamin D.; Beggs, Brent A.

2007-01-01

310

College Students' Views of Marriage on Television.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the congruence between the view of marriage identified in content analysis and that rated by college students. Finds that students rated most marriages as "traditional," and rated traditional marriages as the most realistic. Notes that the amount of television exposure was unrelated to television marriage ratings. Discusses implications…

Perse, Elizabeth M.; And Others

1993-01-01

311

Environmental Education Study Projects for College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication concerns three environmental education study projects designed to help the college instructor, student, or group of students in identifying environmental problems at the community level and helping to find solutions to them. It discusses the need for and use of environmental problem solving and includes some factors involved with…

Wert, Jonathan M.

312

Teaching Problem Solving to College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes steps of teaching problem solving to college students and provides examples in the context of a university course. The steps involve (1) identifying the types of problems and types of problem solving methods to be covered, (2) instructing the students in problem-recognition and problem solving methods, along with ways of…

Malouff, John M.

2011-01-01

313

The Videogame and the College Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students' activities and personality characteristics associated with video game use were studied using existing theories about the effects of television as a framework. A three-part questionnare was given to 275 students enrolled in introductory communication classes at a large, midwestern university to gather data on: (1) the…

D'Alessio, Dave; And Others

314

Measuring and Reducing College Students' Procrastination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing…

Perrin, Christopher J.; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Ivy, Jonathan W.; Meindl, James N.; Neef, Nancy A.

2011-01-01

315

College Student Performance and Credit Card Usage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relationship between credit card usage, employment, and academic performance among a group of college students with credit cards. Results reveal that the students differed significantly in the level of anxiety felt from carrying debt, perceived need to work, and perceived impact of employment on academic performance. (Contains 57…

Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Palmer, Todd Starr

2001-01-01

316

ADHD in College Students: Developmental Findings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the American Psychiatric Association [DSM-IV-TR, 2000], Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 3-7% of the school aged population and 2-4% of the adult population. Recently, college students with ADHD have begun to receive more attention, largely due to the increase in numbers of high school students

Weyandt, Lisa L.; DuPaul, George J.

2008-01-01

317

Black Student Enrollment In Private Black Colleges  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of knowledge that black high school students have regarding private historically black institutions of higher education in the State of Florida.An instrument was developed to measure this knowledge, the degree to which the students were informed about black colleges in their high schools and the factors affecting the race of

Anna Maria Price

1987-01-01

318

Learning about Learning Disabled College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information in this paper is presented to help college instructors identify and assist learning disabled (LD) students. The paper first explains what learning disabilities are, emphasizing that while LD students exhibit a discrepancy between apparent learning ability and actual academic achievement, they are not mentally retarded or emotionally…

Spalding, Norma V.

319

Attitudes Toward Mental Disorders Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

To investigate the attitudes held by college students toward mental disorders and those who experience them, a random phone survey was conducted of undergraduates at a medium-sized Midwestern state university. Students were read a vignette portraying people experiencing symptoms of either schizophrenia or major depressive disorder. They were then asked what they thought had caused these symptoms; the likeliness that

Jennifer Hill; Kim Vogt

2005-01-01

320

Misconceptions about Gravity Held by College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was part of a continuing exploration of the naive misconceptions of students in the physical sciences conducted within the context of current literature in alternative frameworks. The sample was selected from among those students registered for a liberal education physical science class at a small private college. The method used was a…

Piburn, Michael D.; And Others

321

Urban Community College Students: An Autobiographic Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing from autobiographical essays prepared by students enrolled in urban community college districts in eight states, this report profiles the lives of these students with particular focus on family background; educational objectives; obligations and problems related to work and home life; and career and educational plans and goals.…

Bender, Louis W.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr.

322

Qualitative Description of College Students' Dinner Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To discover how college students conduct dinner groups and perceptions of the benefits and difficulties of participation. Design: Qualitative study conducted with 7 focus groups. Setting and Participants: A university campus, with 36 students participating in dinner groups, defined as a group of 3 people or more cooking for one another…

Ball, Brita; Brown, Lora Beth

2012-01-01

323

Everyday Health Communication Experiences of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The authors examined college students' day-to-day health communication experiences. Participants: A convenience sample of 109 midwestern university students participated in the study. Methods: The participants completed health communication diaries for 2 weeks, generating 2,185 records. Frequent health topics included nutrition and…

Baxter, Leslie; Egbert, Nichole; Ho, Evelyn

2008-01-01

324

Native American Indian College Students: Implications for College Counseling Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counselors can enhance the development of Native-American college students by revisiting how they deliver services. Awareness of traditional Native-American values, interpretation of mental health, and indigenous healing practices is recommended. Content and process concerns in counseling are reviewed. (Author/JDM)

Herring, Roger D.

1998-01-01

325

Associations between Suicidal High School Students' Help-Seeking and Their Attitudes and Perceptions of Social Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents, many of whom fail to disclose suicide concerns to adults who might help. This study examined patterns and predictors of help-seeking behavior among adolescents who seriously considered suicide in the past year. 2,737 students (50.9% female, 46.9% male; racial distribution 79.5% Caucasian,…

Pisani, Anthony R.; Schmeelk-Cone, Karen; Gunzler, Douglas; Petrova, Mariya; Goldston, David B.; Tu, Xin; Wyman, Peter A.

2012-01-01

326

First-Generation College Students: The Influence of Family on College Experience  

E-print Network

stressful (Phinney & Haas, 2003). Despite the knowledge that these students find the college going120 First-Generation College Students: The Influence of Family on College Experience Alexa E. Hodge in four-year institutions were first-generation students. When compared to continuing-generation college

Omiecinski, Curtis

327

The Honors College at UMBC The Honors College is for students  

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The Honors College at UMBC The Honors College is for students who seek exceptional intellectual semester, students receive advising from Honors College staff who are also available for consultation Requirements Honors College students take a series of six honors courses in different disciplines, Honors Forum

Adali, Tulay

328

Associations between risk behaviors and suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: do racial/ethnic variations in associations account for increased risk of suicidal behaviors among Hispanic/Latina 9th- to 12th-grade female students?  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to identify factors that may account for the disproportionately high prevalence of suicidal behaviors among Hispanic/Latina youth by examining whether associations of health risk behaviors with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts vary by race/ethnicity among female students. Data from the school-based 2007 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey were analyzed. Analyses were conducted among female students in grades 9 through 12 and included 21 risk behaviors related to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus; physical activity; obesity and weight control; and perceived health status. With the exception of physical activity behaviors and obesity, all risk behaviors examined were associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Associations of risk behaviors with suicidal ideation varied by race/ethnicity for 5 of 21 behaviors, and for 0 of 21 behaviors for suicide attempts. Stratified analyses provided little insight into factors that may account for the higher prevalence of suicidal behaviors among Hispanic/Latina female students. These results suggest that the increased risk of suicidal behaviors among Hispanic/Latina female students cannot be accounted for by differential associations with these selected risk behaviors. Other factors, such as family characteristics, acculturation, and the socio-cultural environment, should be examined in future research. PMID:21541858

Eaton, Danice K; Foti, Kathryn; Brener, Nancy D; Crosby, Alex E; Flores, Glenn; Kann, Laura

2011-01-01

329

College of Charleston Student Handbook  

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orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veterans' status and at all designated smoke-free entranceways to College facilities. 2.0 Definition Except as otherwise

Kasman, Alex

330

Predictors of academic procrastination in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic procrastination has been characterized as a prevalent and problematic behavior for college students. The current study investigated how different self-perceptions, in other words different beliefs one maintains about oneself, related to academic procrastination in a sample of 186 undergraduate students. ^ Participants completed self-report measures of academic procrastination (Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students), academic self-efficacy (Academic Self-Efficacy Scale), academic self-concept (Academic

Brian Farran

2004-01-01

331

Success and motivation among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present research explores college students’ explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how\\u000a it relates to students’ efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success\\u000a during the challenging activity, including grade\\/extrinsic, mastery\\/intrinsic, amotivation\\/working, social, and performance.\\u000a These task reasons for success, if assumed to be goals, were more numerous

Amy Schweinle; Luralyn M. Helming

332

The Process of Transition for Community College Transfer Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our understanding of transfer students’ transition from the community college to the 4-year university has recently expanded. The following presents research on community college transfer students, as well as potential implications based on a recent study on the process of transition for community college transfer students (Flaga, 2002). From a study that tracked students throughout their first year at a

Catherine T. Flaga

2006-01-01

333

Student Intention and Retention in a Community College Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Retention research in the four-year college setting has traditionally assumed that students intend to achieve a degree, and that when a student leaves school, either the college or the student has failed. In an effort to demonstrate that such assumptions do not apply when examining retention among two-year college students, Brookdale Community…

Daniels, Glynis

334

Students Talk about College. Essays from the Pilot Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of essays by students at the University of Michigan's Pilot Program, an innovative, 600-student, academic/residential undergraduate unit, written specifically for other college students, is presented. The essays give personal glimpses of college life to college students to help them learn from each other what discoveries and…

Schoem, David, Ed.; Knox, William, Ed.

335

DOCTORAL STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT COLLEGE OF SCIENCES / GTRC Date________________  

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DOCTORAL STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT COLLEGE OF SCIENCES / GTRC Date________________ A request for travel supplements from the College of Sciences can be made only by a doctoral student within one/97 #12;DOCTORAL STUDENT TRAVEL COLLEGE OF SCIENCES 1. Student first requests travel support from within

Houston, Paul L.

336

The conflicted individualism of Japanese college student volunteers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines how Japanese college students' motivation to volunteer reflects tension between public, relational and private identities in contemporary Japan. The article first explores the students' diverse motivations to become volunteers in a country where volunteering has not been a widespread social phenomenon, particularly among college students. It argues that Japanese college student volunteers are not primarily motivated to

Brady Cusick

2007-01-01

337

Student Work Issues: Implications for College Transition and Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied job stress of employed college students and considered the implications of this stress for college life and student retention. Findings for 275 college students at 2 universities show that for some students having a job adds more stress to their lives, increases exhaustion levels, and interferes with school responsibilities. (SLD)

Hey, William; Calderon, Kristine S.; Seabert, Denise

2003-01-01

338

A Meta-Analysis of College Students' Physical Activity Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors reviewed studies on college students' physical activity (PA) behaviors and found that previous research on this topic focused on describing college students' PA patterns and their determinants. Researchers reported that about 40% to 50% of college students are physically inactive. More important, health and PA professionals in higher education have not been able to effectively increase students' PA

Xiaofen Deng Keating; Jianmin Guan; José Castro Piñero; Dwan Marie Bridges

2005-01-01

339

The Open Door College: An Approach to Assessing Student Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study using the Student Reactions to College (SRC) questionnaire to investigate students' perceptions of General College of the University of Minnesota, comparing students by age, race, and socioeconomic status. The SRC contained 150 items in the areas of the instructional process, student goals, college administration, and…

Brothen, Thomas; Romano, John L.

1979-01-01

340

Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First-generation Latino college students may be characterized as underprepared for college. Research points to low performance on placement tests. However, students may not perceive themselves as academically underprepared for college. This study explored first-generation Latino students' perceptions of their academic preparedness. Seven students

Boden, Karen

2011-01-01

341

NEWNHAM COLLEGE Procedures for solving problems (complaints from students)  

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NEWNHAM COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE Procedures for solving problems (complaints from students) Overview What to its students, and encourages students to tell the college where there is cause for concern about and for College staff, both academic and non- academic. It outlines procedures for handling complaints a student

Lasenby, Joan

342

When is my college graduating students? July 2013 May 2014  

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When is my college graduating students? July 2013 ­ May 2014 This document shows when each college be graduated after their results are out. Many colleges are limited in the number of students that they can is presenting different types of students for ceremonies which take place in July 2013 ­ May 2014. Students

Melham, Tom

343

How College Students Spend Their Time Communicating  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to assess how college students spend their time communicating and what impact, if any, communications devices may be having on how that time is spent. Undergraduates (N=696) at four southeastern colleges were surveyed. Results revealed that listening comprises 55.4% of the total average communication day followed by reading (17.1%), speaking (16.1%), and writing (11.4%). Each of these

Richard Emanuel; Jim Adams; Kim Baker; E. K. Daufin; Coke Ellington; Elizabeth Fitts; Jonathan Himsel; Linda Holladay; David Okeowo

2008-01-01

344

How Do College Students Best Learn Science?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper is based on William Leonard's "How Do College Students Learn Science? Chapter 1: Effective Teaching and Course Management for University and College Science Teachers," edited by E. Siebert, M. Caprio, and C. Lyda. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. It discusses the Constructivist learning approach and how individual learning styles influence learning. This free selection also includes the Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, and Introduction.

Leonard, William H.

2002-01-01

345

Students & Mental Health Resource Pack  

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this care? 4.4 What services should be available? 4.5 What support can be provided by the college? Support to the worrying levels of students' dropping-out of their studies and the rise in suicide and attempted suicide to students with experience of mental health problems and those who became ill for the first time at college

Stevenson, Mark

346

Petition to Participate in Oakes College Commencement for Students Not Affiliated with Oakes College  

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Petition to Participate in Oakes College Commencement for Students Not Affiliated with Oakes College Name: ___________________________________________________ First Middle Last Major: __________________________________________________ Single Double Combined Minors are not announced/included in program College Affiliation

Belanger, David P.

347

Student Services Review: Grossmont College Disabled Student Programs and Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An overview is provided of the support services and special activities provided by Grossmont College's Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS). Following introductory material on the philosophy and objectives of the DSPS, the report describes the methods used to identify the instructional development and support needs of DSPS students during…

Lee, Mimi; Mueler, Toni

348

First Generation College Student Leadership Potential: A Mixed Methods Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed methods research compared the leadership potential of traditionally aged first generation college students to that of college students whose parents are college educated. A college education provides advantages to those who can obtain it (Baum & Payea, 2004; Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005; Education and the Value of Knowledge,…

Hojan-Clark, Jane M.

2010-01-01

349

What is Innovative in Community College Student Affairs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A random survey of 147 U.S. community colleges, of which 37 replied, resulted in a general conclusion that very little that is innovative is taking place in community college student affairs. The survey was conducted as part of a seminar in junior college student personnel services at California State College, Los Angeles. Innovative programs were…

Thomas, William G.; Hilts, John W.

350

The Vassar Summer Program for Community College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1985, Vassar College initiated a summer program to introduce two-year college students to the educational experience of a school such as Vassar with the rationale that such exposure would improve transfer rates to four-year residential colleges. The program's initial goals were to: (1) identify community college students who, judging by their…

Johnson, Colton

351

More High-Achieving Students Are Choosing Community Colleges First  

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Certainly, "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno has nurtured the perception that community colleges are a punishment for underperforming high school students by joking that community colleges aren't "real colleges." This article shows that this perception belies the reality that contemporary community colleges serve students seeking trade skills but also…

Pluviose, David

2008-01-01

352

Materially Disadvantaged Students and the Transfer Function of Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of sources have focused upon the lower socio-economic category of community college students and their success in completing a four-year college program. Some are pessimistic, claiming that very low percentages of two-year college students ever graduate from four-year college programs, and that most who drop out are from low income…

Stevenson, James A.

353

Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors of California Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To explore the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of students from 13 community college campuses in California. Participants: Heterosexual college students, ages 18 to 24, who have had sexual intercourse (N = 4,487). Methods: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) survey was…

Trieu, Sang Leng; Bratton, Sally; Marshak, Helen Hopp

2011-01-01

354

Homosexual Concerns of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Homosexual concern is one facet of the total psychological development of the individual who, during the college period, is trying to establish a mature identity". For many, the concerns are associated with feelings of nonsexual inadequacy; for others the problem may be deeper and represent an accepted way of life. (Author/CJ)

Arnstein, Robert L.

1971-01-01

355

Choosing a College: Student Voices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Young adults applying to college these days are bombarded with information--from the institutions themselves, from well-meaning relatives and friends, from high-school counselors, from directories and news-media reports, and from a cottage industry that has spawned consultants, test-prep centers, and special Web sites. At the same time, they need…

Mooney, Carolyn

2007-01-01

356

BOSTON COLLEGE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION  

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of Education, the Carroll Graduate School of Management, the Connell Graduate School of Nursing, the Graduate will not in any way be violated or abridged for reasons of age, race, sex, gender, school, socio-economic status of Boston College, including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Lynch Graduate School

Huang, Jianyu

357

College Students' Attitudes Toward Abortion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attitudes toward the desirability of abortion were significaantly related to sex, college, classification, level of church activity, residence background, family size, exposure to abortion, and attitude toward premarital sex. The data suggest an increasing acceptance of abortion in the future. (Author)

Maxwell, Joseph W.

1970-01-01

358

Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students  

MedlinePLUS

... Stages Listen Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students Article Body Certain teens and young adults have a higher risk of getting meningococcal disease . College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and ...

359

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma  

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· Tips for College Students: AFTER A DISASTER OR OTHER TRAUMA If you have experienced a disaster such as a hurricane or ... gov | http://store.samhsa.gov 2 TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: AFTER A DISASTER OR OTHER TRAUMA ? ? ? ? ? Give ...

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Dimensions of Biculturalism in Mexican-American College Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study represents the third phase of continuing research on the psychodynamics of biculturalism/multiculturalism in Mexican American college students. A biculturalism inventory was administered to 284 Mexican-American college students in Texas and Cal...

M. Ramirez, B. G. Cox, R. T. Garza, A. Castaneda

1978-01-01

361

A Mixed Analysis of College Students' Best and Poorest College Professors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors examined the views of 171 college students concerning their best and poorest college professors. In a multi-stage conversion mixed analysis design, students' stories of their best and poorest college professors were thematically analysed, resulting in 15 dominant themes for their best college professors and 12 dominant…

Slate, John R.; LaPrairie, Kimberly; Schulte, Don P.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.

2009-01-01

362

The Impact of Different Parenting Styles on First-Year College Students' Adaptation to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study was undertaken to determine the impact of different parenting styles on college students' adaptation to college. During the second week of college, 80 first-year students from two-parent families completed the Tests of Reactions and Adaptations to College, English version and the Parental Authority Questionnaire. Authoritative…

Smith, Gregory J.

2006-01-01

363

Does ending affirmative action in college admissions lower the percent of minority students applying to college?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to determine how ending affirmative action in public colleges in Texas affected the percent of minority high school graduates applying to college. I find the end of affirmative action significantly lowered the percent of Hispanic students applying to college by 1.6 percentage points and significantly lowered the percent of black students applying to college

Lisa M. Dickson

2006-01-01

364

Making the Grade: Texas Early College High Schools Prepare Students for College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early college schools are part of a national initiative to align high school and college through a rigorous, college-prep curriculum coupled with high expectations and comprehensive student supports. The schools provide all students with direct experience, preparation, and support in taking college classes through a proficiency-based curriculum…

Nodine, Thad

2011-01-01

365

Ambulatory Physical Activity Patterns of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to describe the ambulatory physical activity of a sample of college students. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in which students (N = 441; males: n = 204, age = 20.20 plus or minus 1.99, BMI = 25.19 plus or minus 4 kg/m[superscript 2]; females: n = 237, age = 19.92 [plus or minus] 1.64, BMI = 22.91…

Behrens, Timothy K.; Dinger, Mary K.

2005-01-01

366

No College Student Left Behind?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today we face a challenge to the organization of higher education that will transform the enterprise, however it is resolved. That challenge goes under the name “learning outcomes,†or sometimes “accountability.†It is a challenge brought largely by those outside higher education, and it is based on criticisms of the performance of college and university instructors in the face of

Steven Brint

2008-01-01

367

Patterns of Drug Use Among College Students. A Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Initial data from a survey of drug usage among college students was presented. A large-scale effort was made to produce reliable figures on: (1) drug use patterns; (2) attitudes toward drug use; and (3) incidence of drug use among college students. Questionnaires were answered by 26,000 college students from the Denver-Boulder area, who were…

Mizner, George L.; And Others

368

Effect of Breakfast Consumption on Academic Performance of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOME: To determine effect of breakfast consumption and content on academic performance of college students.The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of breakfast consumption and content on academic performance of college students. Data were collected from 132 college students from three university classes. Over a four week period subjects recorded their breakfast intake. Food intake was

V. K. Fekete; M. K. Head

1997-01-01

369

Gender Related Attitudes towards Eating and Health among College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Heightened concern about eating behavior has been expressed in recent surveys of high school and college students. There have been increased requests for treatment of eating disorders among college students and many colleges have developed programs that provide treatment for students afflicted with an eating disorder. The Eating Disorder Inventory…

Papini, Dennis R.; Lloyd, Paul J.

370

How Are Junior College Transfer Students Doing at Senior Institutions?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The progress of junior college students at Northern Illinois University is considered, a brief review of the junior college movement in Illinois is presented, and admission changes related to transfer students are identified. In 1965 a network of community colleges in Illinois was established with a curriculum designed to provide students with…

Sloan, Charles A.; Farrelly, Edward

371

Test Anxiety and College Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Test anxiety was examined in college students with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results indicated that, relative to college students without ADHD, college students with ADHD reported higher total test anxiety as well as specific aspects of test anxiety, including worry (i.e., cognitive aspects of test anxiety) and…

Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Will; Foels, Patricia A.

2014-01-01

372

Empowering Identity Reconstruction of Indigenous College Students through Transformative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the interplay between identity reconstruction of indigenous college students and the effects of transformative learning on their self-development and collective action. Seventeen indigenous college students were interviewed for this study. The findings showed that most indigenous college students developed stigmatized identity…

Chen, Peiying

2012-01-01

373

Path Models of Vocational Calling in Christian College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Christian college environment, students are encouraged to understand their vocational calling, yet quantitative research on how college students conceptualize calling is sparse. This correlational study extends the research literature significantly by empirically examining variables that affect sense of vocational calling in 270 college students as they near graduation. Relationships among demographic variables (gender, race, resident status, GPA, and

Sheri L. Phillips

2011-01-01

374

Using Narrative Career Counseling with the Underprepared College Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increasing number of students enter college underprepared. These students do not have the academic skills to take college-level courses and are placed in remedial classes. Career counseling can help underprepared college students make educated career decisions based on their current situations. This article explores the characteristics of…

Hughes, Amber N.; Gibbons, Melinda M.; Mynatt, Blair

2013-01-01

375

The Sociology of College Students' Identity Formation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The dominant paradigm in the literature of college student development reflects a cognitive or psychological bias when considering the effect that college has on students. This chapter offers an alternative perspective by recognizing college as a social process and subsequently examines students' identity formation from a sociological…

Kaufman, Peter

2014-01-01

376

Working adult students' perspectives on persisting in college  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to describe and explain working adult undergraduate students' perspectives on persistence in college in order to address the applicability of retention theory to a specific group of college students. Retention of college students is a major concern in higher education where persistence rates have continued to decline for the last 16 years and changing

Beverly F Dalrymple

2000-01-01

377

Correlates of College Student Gambling in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors report findings from the first national survey of gambling among college students. They collected information from 10,765 students attending 119 scientifically selected colleges included in the 2001 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (CAS), which indicated that 42% of responding students gambled in the last school…

LaBrie, Richard A.; Shaffer, Howard J.; LaPlante, Debi A.; Wechsler, Henry

2003-01-01

378

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders in College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicates that many college students report posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or substance use disorder (SUD), yet there has been scant attention paid to the co-occurrence of these disorders in college students. This review examines the co-occurrence of PTSD and SUD in college students. Recommendations for counseling centers are…

Borsari, Brian; Read, Jennifer P.; Campbell, James F.

2008-01-01

379

Marketing Communications Analysis: Summary of Cypress College's Student Satisfaction Inventory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a summary of Cypress College's Student Satisfaction Inventory, a nationally normed instrument used to measure student satisfaction on a range of college experiences. Just fewer than 500 students at Cypress College completed the summary in June 2001. Approximately half of the total population surveyed planned to transfer to another…

Cypress Coll., CA.

380

Understanding the Atheist College Student: A Qualitative Examination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine and understand atheist college students' views on faith and how they experience the college campus as a result. I conducted interviews with 16 undergraduate and graduate self-identified atheist college students. Students discussed losing faith and transitioning to atheism; making meaning of life, death, and…

Mueller, John A.

2012-01-01

381

College students' social anxiety associated with stress and mental health  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To explore the mediator effects of social anxiety on college students' life stress and mental health. METHODS: 1430 college students were tested by revised Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Check List (ASLEO), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12) and social anxiety scale chose from Self Consciousness Scale. RESUTL AND ANALYSIS: The college students' stressors were related to social anxiety and mental health.

Shi Kan; Jiang Nan; Chen Xuefeng; Wang Zhen; Gao Jing; Hu Weipeng

2010-01-01

382

College Policy on Maternity Leave for Research Students Introduction  

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College Policy on Maternity Leave for Research Students Introduction 1. This policy is intended to outline the arrangements that the College will make for funded research students who are pregnant during and in accordance with the College's legal obligations under the 2010 Equality Act. 2. Unfunded research students

Crawford, Ian

383

Are your Students Prepared for College and High Growth Careers?  

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#12;Are your Students Prepared for College and High Growth Careers? Phil Daniel, ACT, Consultant College Report provides as much information and detail about you, the student, as a two to three hour that students who take a core curriculum in high school are more likely to meet the College Readiness Benchmarks

Saldin, Dilano

384

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Graduate Student Profile for Website  

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College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Graduate Student Profile for Website CONSENT FORM This consent contained on the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Graduate Student Profile for Website, submitted ___________________, on the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition website. I would prefer NOT to have my graduate student profile

Saskatchewan, University of

385

New Year's Resolutions for College ParentsNew Year's Resolutions for College Parents And Their College StudentsAnd Their College Students  

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drive to benefit the textbook lending library available to students through the Early Alert program. Early Alert collects donated t­­ And Their College StudentsAnd Their College Students In this issue: Important Dates: All Month NKU Men's & Women

Boyce, Richard L.

386

Attitude Change among College Students toward Homosexuality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students' attitudes toward homosexuality changed after they participated in a program that taught about homosexuality through the use of: (1) a film on the topic of prejudice; (2) a videotape of a homosexual clergyman who discussed sexual variance; (3) two films in which couples engaged in homosexual behavior; and (4) a lecture. Results…

Goldberg, Raymond

1982-01-01

387

Getting Inked: Tattoos and College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores whether college students with tattoos or piercings demonstrate extreme personalities and behaviors. Participants were 46 men and 164 women (mean=20.0 years). Questions assessed participants' attitudes toward tattooing, presence of a tattoo, and participation in risk taking behaviors. Participants completed the Personality…

Manuel, Laura; Sheehan, Eugene P.

2007-01-01

388

Prevalence of Snoring in College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Snoring in college students may be the earliest presentation of adult sleep-disordered breathing, yet the literature contains few studies that demonstrate its effects on learning or whether early diagnosis leads to interruption of disease progression or prevention of comorbidities. Objective and Participants: The authors conducted this study in…

Patel, Minal; Tran, Duyen; Chakrabarti, Ashoke; Vasquez, Audrey; Gilbert, Paul; Davidson, Terence

2008-01-01

389

Chemistry Student Handbook College of Science  

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Chemistry Student Handbook College of Science React. Science #12;Contents 2 Welcome to the Department of Chemistry 2 Course Advice 3 What is Chemistry? 4 Career Profiles in Chemistry 5 An Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry 6 Chemistry Streams 13 Chemistry Honours Programme 14 Research

Hickman, Mark

390

College Students' Responses to Kanakun and Kantaro.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Japanese learners must acquire three sets of orthographic characters (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji). Computerized programs were developed to facilitate learners' acquisition of Japanese characters and vocabulary items. Surveys of college students in first-, second-, and third-year Japanese courses examined their feelings about the programs. The…

Inoue, Fumiko

1998-01-01

391

Study habits of teachers college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study habits of 127 teachers college students, freshman to senior, are investigated. Analysis of the distribution of study time over the week shows that the most studying is done on Tuesday, the least on Friday. The average daily study time for the group is one hour and fifty-one minutes. Intelligence score is more diagnostic of scholastic success than is

H. M. Bell

1931-01-01

392

Protestant Ethic Attitudes Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The six scales of the Survey of Work Values (Wollack, Goodale, Wijting, and Smith, 1971), the Blood (1969) pro-Protestant Ethic scale, and the Protestant Ethic scale of Mirels and Garrett (1971) were intercorrelated, and each scale was correlated with Rotter's I\\/E scale, SAT total score, and cumulative grade point average for 170 college students. A factor analysis of the Protestant

L. K. Waters; Nick Batlis; Carrie Wherry Waters

1975-01-01

393

Condom Use among Latino College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent reports indicate that Latinos, the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. College health professionals, therefore, should understand current sexual behaviors and risk factors among Latino youth. The authors assessed students' condom use at their most recent sexual…

Gurman, Tilly; Borzekowski, Dina L.G.

2004-01-01

394

College Students' Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding AIDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attitudes and knowledge regarding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) of 498 college students enrolled at California State University, Dominguez Hills were surveyed. The AIDS Opinion and Information Surveys were administered to subjects between the ages of 18 and 46+, with 81.5% being below the age of 32. The 19-item Opinion survey uses a…

Goggin, Kathy

395

Community College Students Truly Live the Magic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article talks about the Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program. The program attracts a variety of students each year from different backgrounds, major and career goals to the Walt Disney World Resort outside of Orlando, Florida, for a semester of living, learning and earning. The program has provided a foundation for thousands of…

Shook, Stephanie

2006-01-01

396

Earning and Learning: Reasons Students Attend College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Linear models of two of the most salient motivations for undergraduates to attend college--learning (intrinsic) and enhanced post-graduation earnings (extrinsic)--are estimated from a sample of 2,199 respondents to the 2000 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey of first-year students, supplemented by institutional records. Model…

Arboleda, Ana; Chen, JingJing; Shelley, Mack C., II; Whalen, Donald F.

2004-01-01

397

Perceived Parenting Styles on College Students' Optimism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived parenting styles and levels of optimism in undergraduate college students. Sixty-three participants were administered surveys measuring dispositional optimism and perceived parental Authoritative and Authoritarian styles. Multiple regression analysis revealed that both…

Baldwin, Debora R.; McIntyre, Anne; Hardaway, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

398

Critical Junctures in Community College Student Progress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Existing research demonstrates a strong relationship between the prevalence of irregular enrollment patterns among community college students and their low rates of degree attainment (Adelman 2006; Bahr 2009; Berkner et al. 2000; Goldrick-Rab 2004, 2007; Horn and Nevill 2006). However, very little is known about the features and processes that…

Michalowski, Sam

2010-01-01

399

Affordable Care Act (ACA) & College Students  

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$ Affordable Care Act (ACA) & College Students Basic Information You Should Know 1. Your Parents Insurance Plan (SHIP) MARKETPLACE Also known as the Marketplace, this is a key feature of the ACA. Shop Insurance? The ACA Penalty Explained Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act mandates that most people

Tullos, Desiree

400

No Show Student Survey, Schoolcraft College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In winter semester 1995, Schoolcraft College, in Michigan, experienced a 7% drop in enrollment and an 8% drop in credit hours, including 461 students who applied but did not enroll. To determine the reasons that the no shows had for not enrolling and how many planned to enroll in the future, demographic data were collected from application…

Schoolcraft Coll., Livonia, MI.

401

Remediation of the College Ready Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the 1984 publication of "A Nation at Risk" the K-12 school reform movement was launched. The report predicted that, if the United States was to maintain its global economic leadership, a rigorous curriculum in primary and secondary schools would be necessary to prepare students for a productive college academic experience. Nearly 22 years…

Hays, James M.

2007-01-01

402

BASIC JAPANESE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. REVISED EDITION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE 24 LESSONS IN THIS TEXT ARE DESIGNED FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS BEGINNING JAPANESE LANGUAGE STUDY. THE SELECTION OF VOCABULARY AND THE PRESENTATION OF GRAMMAR ARE DIRECTED TO THE GOAL OF ACQUIRING FACILITY IN SPEAKING RATHER THAN WRITING. FOR A READING TEXT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH THIS SPOKEN LANGUAGE TEXT, SEE HIBBETT AND ITSAKA "MODERN JAPANESE,…

NIWA, TAMAKO; MATSUDA, MAYAKO

403

The Behavioral Risks of Today's College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past 10 to 15 years, the wide prevalence of various forms of negative behavior among young people in college has become one of the main causes of their deteriorating health. Traditionally classified among such forms are the excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, and narcotics abuse. Issues relating to the protection of students' health…

Ivakhnenko, G. A.

2012-01-01

404

Career Identity among Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career identity development is salient in adolescence and young adulthood, but little research has assessed career identity in populations other than four-year college students. Context should be considered when examining career identity, and to address this gap in the literature, the current study examined the extent to which parental support for…

Stringer, Kate J.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L.

2014-01-01

405

Adult Students in the College Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines what is known (and not known) about adult college students. It reports on a study which compared different age groups in different types of institutions and reviews the research about how adults learn and methodologies for teaching adults. The study compared age distributions at four Texas institutions: the University of North…

Barker, Thomas S.; Sturdivant, V. Ann; Smith, Howard W., Jr.

406

A Sex Counseling Service for College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The setting up and functioning of a sex counseling service at Yale College is discussed. The service is staffed by a husband and wife, gynecologist and social worker respectively, functioning as a team, with the goal of helping students with any problem relating to sexuality. The sex counseling service was placed within the Mental Hygiene Division…

Sarrel, Phillip M.; Sarrel, Lorna J.

407

Improving College Students' Attitudes toward Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a treatment designed to improve college algebra students' attitudes toward mathematics. Keller's ARCS motivational design model was used as a guiding framework for the development of a motivational video, which was delivered online. The application of motivational design to improve…

Hodges, Charles B.; Kim, ChanMin

2013-01-01

408

Measuring the Nonviolent Tendencies of College Students.  

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The Teenage Nonviolence Test (TNT) has previously been established as a generally reliable and valid measure of nonviolence in adolescents. This study examined the extent to which the TNT's reliability and validity could be extended to college students aged 18-22 years of age. Five of the six subscales of the TNT were found to be reliable. The…

Mayton, Daniel M., II; Richel, Timothy W.; Susnjic, Silvia; Majdanac, Maja

409

Sexual Violence in College Students in Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

Young women's experiences of sexual victimization can have far-reaching consequences, including unwanted pregnancy and increased risk of psychological, sexual, and reproductive health difficulties; these experiences can also limit young women's ability to achieve their educational potential. To date, no quantitative studies have examined sexual violence among college students in Chile. To address this gap, an anonymous survey was administered to

Jocelyn A. Lehrer; Vivian L. Lehrer; Evelyn L. Lehrer; Pamela Oyarzun

2007-01-01

410

Red-Shirting College Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College and university students with disabilities, both visible and invisible, must deal with what sociologist Erving Goffman called information management; they must control and protect their stigmatized identity by considering who to tell what, how much to tell, and when to tell. A growing body of stigma-related educational research, as well as…

Trammell, Jack

2009-01-01

411

Female College Students' Perceptions of Organ Donation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current process of organ donation in the U.S. relies on the premise of altruism or voluntary consent. Yet, human organs available for donation and transplant do not meet current demands. The literature has suggested that college students, who represent a large group of potential healthy organ donors, often are not part of donor pools. Before…

Boland, Kathleen; Baker, Kerrie

2010-01-01

412

Predicting the Social Commitments of College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the nature of social beliefs and commitments during the college years in relation to developmental orientations as measured by the Dakota Inventory of Student Orientations. Results support Creative-Reflective scale scores as predictive of commitment to the more humanitarian issues such as race and women's rights, whereas…

Lavelle, Ellen; O'Ryan, Leslie W.

2001-01-01

413

College Students' Multiple Stereotypes of Lesbians  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines stereotypes of lesbians held by college students. Multiple stereotypes are elicited from a free response trait listing task, followed by a sorting task. The results of the sorting task are submitted to cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling to reveal the complexity of cognitive representations of this group. Eight types are described, reflecting underlying distinctions between positive perceptions

Wendy Geiger; Jake Harwood; Mary Lee Hummert

2006-01-01

414

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional experience has ragged behind patient experience in the area of substance and alcohol use. The purpose of this paper is to remedy that situation. Drug and alcohol use may or may not have reached a plateau for college students by the mid-1980s. Yet disorders related to drugs and alcohol will remain a problem for many in our society. It

T. M. Rivinus

1987-01-01

415

Cults, College Students, and Campus Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the distinguishing features of a cult and the recruitment practices of cults on college campuses. Considers the psychological, social, and developmental reasons why students are attracted to cults, and describes the conversion process. Reports on campus policy, implications of litigation, and recommends strategies for dealing with cults.…

Blimling, Gregory S.

1981-01-01

416

The College of Science & Engineering STUDENT PROJECT  

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OF WINNERS Friday, May 9, 2014 San Francisco State University #12;2 Kenson Ventures Robert W. Maxwell ThankThe College of Science & Engineering STUDENT PROJECT S H O W C A S E & ALUMNI RECEPTION LIST A STEREOTYPIC VERSUS COUNTER STEREOTYPIC BLACK MALE By: Sierra P. Niblett, Eric D. Splan, Monica E. Mendoza

417

Decoding Visual Dominance Among Pakistani College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty Pakistani college students viewed videotapes of a male stimulus person, whose visual behavior was systematically varied, engaged in a conversation with another male. The experiment attempted to replicate cross-culturally the finding that judgments about status and dominance are consistently related to patterns of visual dominance behavior, defined by the ratio of the proportion of time spent looking while speaking

Francis T. McAndrew

1987-01-01

418

Promoting Wellness for Thai College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are few in-depth studies of Thai college student health and mental health behaviors that focus on the cultural influences that shape such behaviors. Thus, the purposes of this study are: (1) to conduct the needs assessment survey on health and mental health issues at a public university in Thailand in order to better understand the issues…

Ratanasiripong, Paul; Rodriguez, Adrian

2011-01-01

419

Helping Students "STA" in College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Student Teaching Assistant (STA) Program was initiated in 1972 by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Reading-Study Center to provide highly qualified peer tutors for interested campuses within the University's system. STA training workshops are held each summer for approximately twenty academically-able students from participating campuses.…

Dahlke, Anita B.; Schnier, Ronald R.

420

Projected Suicidal Ideation in Regard to Adverse Life Circumstances.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the importance of suicide as a leading cause of death in the United States, there is a lack of empirical research regarding causes and associated factors. In order to explore an indirect research methodology which might have applicability to understanding children's suicide risk, 286 college students (173 females, 113 males) responded to…

Bailey, Bruce E.; Hernandez, Alexis

421

Linguistic Minority Students Go to College: Preparation, Access, and Persistence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Currently, linguistic minority students--students who speak a language other than English at home--represent 21% of the entire K-12 student population and 11% of the college student population. Bringing together emerging scholarship on the growing number of college-bound linguistic minority students in the K-12 pipeline, this ground-breaking…

Kanno, Yasuko, Ed.; Harklau, Linda, Ed.

2012-01-01

422

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DOCTORAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Date________________  

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, INCLUDING completion of the COE Doctoral Student Professional Development form (on reverse side). 3. On the COE Doctoral Student Professional Development form (reverse), the Graduate Student Senate indicatesCOLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DOCTORAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Date

Houston, Paul L.

423

Student Veterans: A National Survey Exploring Psychological Symptoms and Suicide Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study explored psychological symptoms, symptom severity, and suicide risk in a national sample (N = 628) of student veterans. We hypothesized that the rates, types, and severity of problems experienced by student veterans on campus would in many ways mirror those reported by active duty service members as well as the Operation Iraqi Freedom\\/Operation Enduring Freedom veteran population.

M. David Rudd; Jeffrey Goulding; Craig J. Bryan

2011-01-01

424

Development and Validation of the College Mattering Inventory with Diverse Urban College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The perceived impact of mattering is quite accepted in higher education yet has not been well measured with diverse college students. This article describes the development and validation of the College Mattering Inventory with community college and university students. Results and implications for faculty and student affairs professionals are…

Tovar, Esau; Simon, Merril A.; Lee, Howard B.

2009-01-01

425

Enhancing College Students' Understanding of Lunar Phases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Astronomy education researchers now know that college students do not enter the introductory astronomy classroom as blank slates, but rather with a pre-existing understanding of many introductory astronomy concepts, including lunar phases. Sometimes this understanding is scientifically correct, but often students' understanding is incomplete, inadequate or simply incorrect and cannot explain observed phenomenon. Unfortunately, students' pre-existing understandings are often deeply rooted, and many students leave the classroom without a scientifically correct understanding of lunar phases. The purpose of this research study was to design instruction that enhances college students' understanding of lunar phases. This multi-phase study utilized qualitative and quantitative research methods to fulfill this purpose by identifying students' prior understanding of lunar phases, developing the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory (LPCI) to measure conceptual change, designing and evaluating an in-class group activity designed to teach the concept of lunar phases. Using a qualitative phenomenology, fourteen college students' conceptual understanding of lunar phases was uncovered and organized into a conceptual framework with eight dimensions of student understanding, each with alternative facets. Based upon this conceptual framework, the LPCI was developed. This instrument consists of fourteen multiple-choice items designed to assess student understanding of lunar phases. Based on a modified Karplus Learning Cycle, an in-class group activity was developed to teach the concept of lunar phases. During the fall of 1999, this activity was implemented at a midwestern university as part of a restructured astronomy course during two fifty-minute class periods. Administered prior to and after instruction, the LPCI shows the instruction was effective. A statistical analysis of the results shows that the instruction produced an effect size of 2.99 and a normalized gain of 0.63.

Lindell, Rebecca S.

2013-05-28

426

Reverse transfer trends among international students at North Lake College and their implications for the students and the college  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Capstone examines the experiences of international students at North Lake College who are considered as reverse transfers - students who attend community college after having attended four-year institutions. As these students have taken a route which is considered reverse in a general sense of the word, they are called reverse transfers. North Lake College is one of the seven

Leena Shrestha

2006-01-01

427

Persistence of Latino students in community colleges : an empowerment model addressing acculturative stress  

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acculturative stress that Latino community college studentsstress and specific coping strategies among immigrant and later generation college students.Latino college students experience acculturative stress as

Wilson, Judy C.

2012-01-01

428

Suicide Management Plan--Post Suicide Response.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a suicide management plan developed specifically for colleges. The suicide management plan described includes pre-planning, immediate response to the event, press releases, college staff jobs, college responses (such as memorials or scholarships), interaction with the family, and staff counseling. The plan is presented as a…

Imhoff, Robert; Royster, Sharon

429

College of Charleston Student Handbook  

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sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when and will not be tolerated. It is a violation of this Policy to discriminate against, harass or abuse any Student: PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT, INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE. 2.0 Definitions

Kasman, Alex

430

College of Charleston Student Handbook  

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of alcohol abuse. The purpose of the Good Samaritan/Medical Amnesty Policy is to encourage student to seek in need of medical care due to alcohol abuse or alcohol poisoning (an "Alcohol Related Medical Emergency"). Those who receive medical attention for their abuse of alcohol will also receive education concerning

Kasman, Alex

431

Gavilan College Student Media Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document aims to understand the patterns of media consumption among Gavilan students. The goals of the study are to determine the most consumed media product, determine differences in consumption of media modes by different variables, and conduct demographic profiles of the most consumed products within each media mode. The data was gathered…

Willett, Terrence; Cooke, Simon

432

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE OFFICIAL STUDENT HANDBOOK  

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Reporting a Crime ID Cards Fire Alarms & Drills Parking on Campus Parking on Borough Streets Student Conduct Stalking Intimidation Hazing Violence Assault Options for Resolution Role of Equal Opportunity Officer Storage Secure Storage in Old Tarble Insurance Off Campus Housing Tri-Co Living Summer Housing Gaps

Danner, Andrew

433

Electronic Cigarette Use by College Students  

PubMed Central

Background Electronic cigarettes, or ecigarettes, are battery operated devices that deliver nicotine via inhaled vapor. There is considerable controversy about the disease risk and toxicity of ecigarettes and empirical evidence on short- and long-term health effects is minimal. Limited data on e-cigarette use and correlates exist, and to our knowledge, no prevalence rates among U.S. college students have been reported. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of ecigarette use and identify correlates of use among a large, multi-institution, random sample of college students. Methods 4,444 students from 8 colleges in North Carolina completed a Webbased survey in fall 2009. Results Ever use of ecigarettes was reported by 4.9% of students, with 1.5% reporting past month use. Correlates of ever use included male gender, Hispanic or “Other race” (compared to non-Hispanic Whites), Greek affiliation, conventional cigarette smoking and e-cigarette harm perceptions. Although e-cigarette use was more common among conventional cigarette smokers, 12% of ever e-cigarette users had never smoked a conventional cigarette. Among current cigarette smokers, e-cigarette use was negatively associated with lack of knowledge about e-cigarette harm, but was not associated with intentions to quit. Conclusions Although e-cigarette use was more common among conventional cigarette smokers, it was not exclusive to them. E-cigarette use was not associated with intentions to quit smoking among a sub-sample of conventional cigarette smokers. Unlike older, more established cigarette smokers, e-cigarette use by college students does not appear to be motivated by the desire to quit cigarette smoking. PMID:23746429

Sutfin, Erin L.; McCoy, Thomas P.; Morrell, Holly E. R.; Hoeppner, Bettina B.; Wolfson, Mark

2013-01-01

434

Adaptive Characteristics and Suicidal Behavior: A Gender Comparison of Young Adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

Differences in suicidal behavior and adaptive characteristics were examined in college students with a particular emphasis on gender differences. Participants consisted of 344 undergraduate students who were administered a revised version of the Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire (SBQ), the Expanded Reasons for Living Inventory (RFL), and a demographic questionnaire. Results of this study suggest that there are significant differences between levels

Jon B. Ellis; Dorian A. Lamis

2007-01-01

435

Circle of Strength: A Case Description of Culturally Integrated Suicide Prevention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a case description of an American Indian female at high risk for suicide in effort to document the potential effectiveness of a college student suicide prevention program designed for Northern Plains American Indian students. The program is integrative and culturally grounded within the Medicine Wheel, stressing continuity of care through programming and ongoing communication across support systems.

Jacqueline S. Gray; Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp

2010-01-01

436

Social support and suicide risk among secondary school students in Cape Town, South Africa.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to investigate social support including daily activities in a sample of secondary school students at low and high risk for suicide in Cape Town, South Africa. The sample included 1,157 students (Grade 9, 28.2%, Grade 10, 43.3%, and Grade 11, 28.4%); 30.9% were boys and 69.1% were girls, M age = 15.8 yr. (SD = 1.6). The racial background was mainly Coloured (from mixed descent) (84.6%) with a minority of African Black (10.5%), White, (2.1%), and Indian/ Asian (1.8%). Bivariate analyses showed Low Risk more than High Suicide Risk students reported significantly more teacher support, peer support, parental support, and personal control. Stepwise logistic regression indicated for boys none of the four social support variables and personal control associated with suicide risk, while for girls lack of peer and parental support were associated with high suicide risk. Among eight different activities, only for girls was lack of social activities associated with high suicide risk. Interventions influencing the posited mediating variables, i.e., social support resources and personal life skills competences, should be enhanced. PMID:19320196

Peltzer, Karl

2008-12-01

437

Resistance to Reading Compliance among College Students: Instructors' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to provide information regarding why college students are not inclined to read, why college instructors are not motivated to reinforce student reading, and what type of actions can be taken by instructors to increase student reading compliance of journal articles. Low student self-confidence, disinterest in the…

Lei, Simon A.; Bartlett, Kerry A.; Gorney, Suzanne E.; Herschbach, Tamra R.

2010-01-01

438

Attitudes toward Including Students with Intellectual Disabilities at College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although inclusive postsecondary education programs are increasingly available, little is known about the attitudes of matriculating college students toward the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in their classes. To assess these attitudes, the authors surveyed 256 college students about their attitudes toward students with…

Griffin, Megan M.; Summer, Allison H.; McMillan, Elise D.; Day, Tammy L.; Hodapp, Robert M.

2012-01-01

439

Job Choice and Career Relevance for Today's College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research on college student employment has focused on differences among students based on year of college attendance but included relatively few participants over the age of 25. The current study investigated the relationship between job choice, job/career relevance, and job satisfaction for students under age 20 (n = 143), students ages…

Larkin, Judith E.; LaPort, Kate A.; Pines, Harvey A.

2007-01-01

440

Reconsidering the Relationship between Student Engagement and Persistence in College  

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Using data from two rounds of surveys on students in the Washington State Achievers (WSA) program, this study examined the relationship between student engagement in college activities and student persistence in college. Different approaches using student engagement measures in the persistence models were compared. The results indicated that the…

Hu, Shouping

2011-01-01

441

Integrating Technology into New Student Orientation Programs at Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that little research has focused on the preparedness of new college students to cope in a technologically driven campus, particularly in community colleges with a large percentage of non-traditional students. Identifies strategies for exposing students to technology during student orientation programs. (Contains 13 references.) (NB)

Miller, Michael T.; Pope, Myron L.

2003-01-01

442

A Portrait of Students at Bellevue Community College, Fall 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two surveys were administered to samples of Bellevue Community College (BCC) (Washington) students in fall 1999: the Faces of the Future (FOF) survey (administered to 399 credit and 195 non-credit students), and the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CCSEQ) survey (administered to 370 credit students). Significant findings are…

Talltree, Claire; Hodge, Valerie

443

USF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Office of Student Affairs and Assessment  

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USF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Office of Student Affairs and Assessment StudentHandbook 2013-2014 Volume 3 #12;Student Handbook USF College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs and Assessment 12901 Bruce B of Pharmacy (COP) regarding the handling of academic and non-academic affairs. This handbook was approved

Meyers, Steven D.

444

USF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Office of Student Affairs and Assessment  

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USF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Office of Student Affairs and Assessment StudentHandbook 2014-2015 Volume 4 #12;Student Handbook USF College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs and Assessment 12901 Bruce B of Pharmacy (COP) regarding the handling of academic and non-academic affairs. This handbook was approved

Meyers, Steven D.

445

Hiring for Student Success: A Perspective from Community College Presidents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of hiring for student success is important, as college staff, faculty, and administrators affect the lives of students daily and help to determine their success in college and in life. What is at stake is student success and its infrastructure: the quality of the academic environment, the quality of learning, and services for students,…

Gnage, Marie Foster; Drumm, Kevin E.

2010-01-01

446

Counseling Culturally Different Students in the Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the function of community college counselors in the context of immigrant students. Argues that colleges should provide students with separate English-as-a-Second-Language orientations, and that counselors should assist students in understanding the American job market and encourage students to familiarize themselves with American…

Do, Vy Trac

1996-01-01

447

Psychosocial Correlates of Recreational Ecstasy Use among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students' ecstasy (MDMA) use increased significantly in recent years, yet little is known about these students. In this study, the authors used the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (CORE) survey to compare 29 college students who had used ecstasy and other illicit drugs with 90 students who had used marijuana and no other illicit…

Sim, Tiffanie; Jordan-Green, Lisa; Lee, Jieun; Wolfman, Jade; Jahangiri, Ava

2005-01-01

448

Fulfilling Educational Aspirations: Latino Students' College Information Seeking Patterns  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A nationally representative sample of high school students is used to examine where students go for college information and how those information sources affect the number of schools to which students apply. Results show that Latino/a students are least likely to access college sources and have applied to the fewest number of schools. Among…

Martinez, Sylvia; Cervera, Yesenia Lucia

2012-01-01

449

Multidimensional future time perspective as moderators of the relationships between suicide motivation, preparation, and its predictors.  

PubMed

The moderating impact of future time perspective (FTP) components on the relationships of hopelessness, depressive symptoms, and psychache with suicide motivation and preparation was investigated. In a sample of first year college students (N = 87) recruited on the basis of elevated suicide ideation and depressive symptoms, future thinking, optimism, and future connectedness attenuated the relationship of suicide motivation with depressive symptoms and hopelessness. Future thinking moderated the impact of depressive symptoms on suicide preparation. No moderating effects were found for psychache. This study demonstrates that FTP may buffer against the worst effects of salient suicide predictors among high-risk students. PMID:23590396

Chin, Jacqueline; Holden, Ronald R

2013-08-01

450

Iowa Community Colleges Fall Term 1999 Credit Student Enrollment Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides student enrollment data for Iowa community colleges for fall 1999. Highlights include: (1) community college fall credit enrollment continued to grow, with approximately 59 percent pursuing college parallel program majors; (2) fall term enrollments have grown 29 percent from 49,351 in 1989 to 63,809 in 1999; (3) college

Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation.

451

Students' Perceptions of Their Readiness for Community College Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the drop-out problem is particularly acute at the community college, there is very little research on student attrition that is specific to community colleges. Differences between the community college and four-year institutions stems are accented by entrance requirements that are traditionally much more rigorous at traditional colleges

Millar, Brad; Tanner, David

2011-01-01

452

Helping High School Students Succeed in College Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school students in dual credit (college-level) courses around the country are often those who are the most academically advanced. However, those enrolled in Middle College-Early College (MC-EC) High Schools are taking and passing college courses in great numbers, in spite of membership in groups that may be considered educationally "at risk."…

Barnett, Elisabeth

2006-01-01

453

Academic motivation among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a mastery classroom goal orientation style, high academic self-efficacy; internal, stable, global attribution styles and low self-handicapping strategies (e.g., low test anxiety) are predictors of higher academic functioning. ^ Surveys were administered to 258 students enrolled in undergraduate Mathematics courses. In addition, they provided permission to obtain achievement information

Cheryl A Lewis

2006-01-01

454

Mental Health and Career Development of College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mental health and career development have the potential to affect each other reciprocally, yet very little has been written about the combined effect of mental health and career development of college students. College students seeking services in college career and counseling centers often present both types of issues simultaneously or both…

Hinkelman, Jeanne M.; Luzzo, Darrell Anthony

455

Islamic work ethic among Arab college students in Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate the Islamic work ethic (IWE) and individualism among Arab college students in Israel, who represent an ethnic and religious minority in a western-oriented state. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The participants included 837 male and female Arab college students from an academic and a technical college in northern Israel. Most participants (64 percent)

Mahmood Khalil; Ismael Abu-Saad

2009-01-01

456

Patterns in Student Financial Aid at Rural Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article uses the 2005 Basic Classifications of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a framing device through which to examine patterns of student financial aid at America's rural community colleges, which represent 64% of all U.S. community colleges. Rural community colleges serve more first-time, full-time students than…

Hardy, David E.; Katsinas, Stephen G.

2008-01-01

457

Race, Social Support and College Student Retention: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

At most colleges and universities, African American and Latino students are less likely than students from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to stay enrolled in college and are, therefore, less likely to earn a college degree. The Digest of Educational Statistics reports the following trends: in 2006 30% of Whites age 25 and older held a bachelor’s degree, while 17%

Christina N. Baker; Belinda Robnett

2012-01-01

458

The Role of Student Government in the Small Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In exploring the formal and informal role of student government in college organization and how that role differs in small community colleges, two different models for student government operation are reviewed: a power-driven organization that describes the status quo and a purpose-driven organization that illustrates options available to college

Lepchenske, George L.

459

Cyberbullying among college students: prevalence and demographic differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Participants were 439 college students who were asked how often they had experienced each of a series of bullying behaviors since they have been in college. Results indicated that 38% of college students knew someone who had been cyberbullied, 21.9% had been cyberbullied, and 8.6% had cyberbullying someone else. It was apparent that some forms of electronic media are more

Christine D. MacDonald; Bridget Roberts-Pittman

2010-01-01

460

Welcoming a New Generation to College: The Millennial Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High on any required reading list for college-level student affairs officers and high school counselors is "Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation" by Neil Howe and William Strauss (2000). Experts on generational change in the United States, the authors contend that the current generation of college-age and pre-college-age students

Elam, Carol; Stratton, Terry; Gibson, Denise D.

2007-01-01

461

College of DuPage Student Portrait, Fall Quarter 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report profiles the College of DuPage's (COD) fall quarter 1999 student body. It presents a brief history of the college's enrollment and a comparison of enrollments with other Illinois community colleges. It also provides demographic information on current students. Additionally, enrollment information is included by program, division, and…

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. Office of Research and Planning.

462

Understanding Sleep Disorders in a College Student Population.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students' sleep habits are changing dramatically, and related sleep problems are increasing. Reviews the current literature on sleep problems, focusing on the college student population. The unique challenges of college settings are discussed as they apply to understanding sleep problems, and suggestions are made for professionals who work…

Jensen, Dallas R.

2003-01-01

463

the Berea College Black Cultural Center Student Newsletter  

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of the early founders of Berea College and was the spirit that gave life to this institution. This visionOnyx the the Berea College Black Cultural Center Student Newsletter Inside this Issue Students publication of the Black Cultural Center Berea College CPO 2127, Berea, KY 40404 (606) 986-9341 ext. 6516 (606

Baltisberger, Jay H.

464

Factors Influencing Career Aspirations of Senior and Freshmen College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although numerous studies have investigated internal and external factors that influence career aspirations of college students, little has been done to investigate how these factors differentially affect specific grade levels of college students. This study examined several internal and external variables (grade level, gender, college major,…

Dunlop, Linda L.; Canale, Joseph R.

465

Impact of Guardian Relationships on Committed Relationships and College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past couple of decades, America's divorce rate has sky rocketed to almost half of all marriages ending in divorce. This study investigated the attitudes of male and female college students from a Midwestern college towards committed relationships based on their parents'\\/guardians' marital status. It was hypothesized that college students' attitudes would be affected by their parents' marital status

Heather Partridge; Hannah Baltus

466

Biofeedback and Counseling for Stress and Anxiety among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the rise in stress and anxiety among college students, there is a need for more comprehensive and effective counseling options for counselors in college counseling centers. This study investigated the impact of using biofeedback and brief counseling in treating stress and anxiety in an ethnically diverse college student population. Results…

Ratanasiripong, Paul; Sverduk, Kevin; Prince, Judy; Hayashino, Diane

2012-01-01

467

Post Baccalaureate Reverse Transfer Implications for Community College Student Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper asserts that a sizeable number of students at the community college have attained a baccalaureate degree or higher and have returned to the community college to take credit courses. These post-baccalaureate reverse transfer students (PRTS) enroll in the community college for a variety of reasons, but one of the more common factors is…

Pope, Myron; Turner, Mary; Barker, John

468

Outsourcing Student Housing in American Community Colleges: Problems and Prospects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's community colleges are experiencing tremendous growth at a time when higher education is experiencing little success in the fierce battle for public funding. Administrators believe that providing housing on college campuses increases enrollment and improves access, but they are having difficulty meeting students' demands for both quantity and quality of student housing. Community college leaders are challenged to find

Gray Bekurs

2007-01-01

469

Drinking to Get Drunk among Incoming Freshmen College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The consumption of alcohol is ubiquitous on many college and university campuses. For some freshmen students, drinking may even be considered a "right of passage." Purpose: This study examined college freshmen who intentionally drink alcohol to get drunk (DTGD). Methods: Survey data from 307 incoming freshmen college students living in…

Boekeloo, Bradley O.; Novik, Melinda G.; Bush, Elizabeth N.

2011-01-01

470

Publishers Press Colleges To Stop Software Piracy by Their Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Software piracy among college students is increasing, and the software publishing industry insists colleges are responsible for the activities of their computer nets' users. Colleges generally cooperate with publishers when their students are found infringing on copyrights. The Software Publishers Association is holding a University of Puget Sound…

Haworth, Karla

1997-01-01

471

The Phenomenology of Hairpulling in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the phenomenology of hairpulling in a large nonclinical college student sample. Given that hairpulling\\u000a is conceptualized as occurring on a continuum of severity, we expected to inform the assessment and treatment of Trichotillomania\\u000a (TTM) by examining hairpulling behavior across its range of presentation. Hairpulling occurred at a rate of 9.7%, while average\\u000a age of onset was 13.57

Danny C. Duke; Mary L. Keeley; Emily J. Ricketts; Gary R. Geffken; Eric A. Storch

2010-01-01

472

STUDENT MATURITY IN A COLLEGE OF EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

A test was constructed which enabled a maturity score to be assigned to students in a women's college of education. Factor analysis of the test data indicated that the three factors which accounted for most of the variance were: the capacity for realistic thought and self?appraisal, an ability to take a long?term view, and independence and self?control under stress.Scores of

Lawrence Shields

1972-01-01

473

Determinants of Gender Essentialism in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychological essentialism suggests that categories are stable, fixed at birth, and based on biological factors. The present\\u000a paper examined some factors that encourage gender essentialism among US college students. In two studies (Study 1: 53 female,\\u000a 22 male; Study 2: 55 female, 48 male), participants completed questionnaires assessing essentialist beliefs regarding a range\\u000a of gendered concepts. They also completed several

Andrew P. Smiler; Susan A. Gelman

2008-01-01

474

RESPONDING TO TROUBLED OR DISRUPTIVE STUDENTS The Troubled Student Student is  

E-print Network

or is thinking about suicide. The Disruptive Student Student's conduct is disruptive or dangerous, s/he uses verbal or physical threats, is actively threatening suicide or violence and is resisting help. Questions of Students 263-5700 Contact College/Department Academic Dean OR Call Visitor and Information Programs

Sheridan, Jennifer

475

MEASURING AND REDUCING COLLEGE STUDENTS' PROCRASTINATION  

PubMed Central

We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions. PMID:21941379

Perrin, Christopher J; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T; Ivy, Jonathan W; Meindl, James N; Neef, Nancy A

2011-01-01

476

Measuring and reducing college students' procrastination.  

PubMed

We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions. PMID:21941379

Perrin, Christopher J; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T; Ivy, Jonathan W; Meindl, James N; Neef, Nancy A

2011-01-01

477

Leadership Behaviour of College Students in Relation to Their Leisure Time Activities in College Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated the Leadership behaviour of college students in relation to their Leisure time activities in college life. In this study, the researcher wants to see the contribution of leisure time activities in developing the qualities of leadership of college students. The main objective of the study was to find out the relationship…

Sethi, Priyanka

2009-01-01

478

Post-College Wages and Employment Rates of San Diego Miramar College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1996, San Diego Miramar College conducted a study investigating if their vocational programs prepared students to succeed in the labor market after completing training. The participants of this study were former vocational students of Miramar College who left college in 1990-91 or 1991-92. Economic gains measured by wage rate after program…

Armstrong, William B.; Takarae, Yukari

479

College and Non-College Students' Motives for Selecting the Salad Bar  

Microsoft Academic Search

A written questionnaire survey of 739 college students and non-college patrons of salad bars compared their motives for selecting a salad bar as a principal dinner selection. Patrons of two moderately-priced family restaurants were asked to select their five primary motives for choosing and avoiding the salad bar. The five primary motives for choosing the salad bar among college students

Jack Logomarsino; Wesley E. Luckhardt; Wendy A. Seeley; Song A. Moon

1994-01-01

480

Aspiring to the Baccalaureate: Attitudes of Community College Students Toward Affirmative Action in College Admissions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation, written in April 2000, focuses on African American, Hispanic, and White community college students' attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions. Specifically, the study examines the association between attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions, student background characteristics, educational…

Zamani, Eboni Mie'l

481

Student Development in the First College Year: A Primer for College Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student Development in the First College Year provides a detailed overview of some of the most commonly referenced theories of learning and development in the college years. What sets this primer apart from other treatments of student development theory is its careful attention to the first college year and the wide range of educational…

Skipper, Tracy L.

2005-01-01

482

Constructing Bridges of Support: School Counsellors' Experiences of Student Suicide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School counsellors are professionals with specialized training in personal counselling who work in school settings. They are usually the front-line school personnel required to deal with youth suicide. Despite the important roles of school counsellors, there is little research that explores the experiences of school counsellors who have lost…

Christianson, Carley L.; Everall, Robin D.

2008-01-01

483

School Bullying and Suicidal Risk in Korean Middle School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT. Objective. Being a victim or a perpetra- tor of school bullying, the most common type of school violence, has been frequently associated with a broad spectrum of behavioral, emotional, and social problems. In a Korean middle school community sample, this study specifically investigated the prevalence of suicidal ide- ations and behaviors in victims, perpetrators, and victim- perpetrators of school

Young Shin Kim; Yun-Joo Koh; Bennett Leventhal

2005-01-01

484

Mental Health Issues Facing a Diverse Sample of College Students: Results from the College Student Mental Health Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 5 years there has been increased attention given to mental health issues on college and university campuses across the country. However, few research efforts have been conducted to systematically investigate the mental health of college students. The College Student Mental Health Survey was undertaken as a first step towards gaining…

Soet, Johanna; Sevig, Todd

2006-01-01

485

Creating College Advising Connections: Comparing Motivational Beliefs of Early College High School Students to Traditional First-Year University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early college high schools (ECHSs) are partnerships between high schools and colleges or universities designed to enhance college readiness and completion, particularly among students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. We compared the self-reported motivational profiles of ECHS students to traditional first-year university…

Oliver, Marvarene; Ricard, Richard J.; Witt, Karl J.; Alvarado, Melissa; Hill, Patricia

2010-01-01

486

Got Anxiety? Get Help: Tips for College Students  

MedlinePLUS

... 800-922-8947 www.adaa.org Revised 2010 College can be stressful! Between school, work, friends, family, ... diagnosed with every year. • almost seven percent of college students report having symptoms. • can occur at any ...

487

Research and Teaching: How Do College Students Best Learn Science?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper is based on William Leonard's "How Do College Students Learn Science?" Chapter 1 in Effective Teaching and Course Management for University and College Science Teachers , edited by E. Siebert, M. Caprio, and C. Lyda. Dubuque, IA: Kendal

Leonard, William H.

2000-05-01

488

Depression, Suicidal Ideation, and Substance Use Among Continuation High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the structural relationships among depression, suicidal ideation, “gateway” substance use (including cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana), and “hard” substance use (including cocaine, stimulants, and inhalants) in a sample of continuation high school students at high risk for drug abuse. When the model was examined separately by ethnic group (Latino and Caucasian) and gender, significant differences among the factor

Elisha R. Galaif; Chih-Ping Chou; Steve Sussman; Clyde W. Dent

1998-01-01

489

Social anxiety in college students.  

PubMed

Individuals with social phobia often hold erroneous beliefs about the extent to which others experience symptoms of social anxiety and the ways in which others evaluate people who appear to be anxious. The purpose of this study was to: (a) provide normative data on the frequency with which individuals in a nonclinical sample experience particular symptoms of social anxiety (e.g., sweating, shaking, etc.); (b) to examine how the perception of anxiety in others influences participants' immediate impressions of various personal characteristics (e.g., intelligence, attractiveness, etc); and, (c) investigate the relationship between social anxiety and perceptions regarding others who appear to be anxious. Eighty-one undergraduate students completed self-report measures of social anxiety and social desirability, and then rated the degree to which their impressions of various personal characteristics were influenced when another individual was perceived to be anxious. Results suggested that the vast majority of individuals experience symptoms of anxiety in social situations from time to time. In addition, individuals who themselves reported elevated social anxiety were more likely than individuals less socially anxious to judge others who appear anxious to have less strength of character and to be less attractive and more compassionate compared to others who do not appear anxious. Clinical implications of these results are discussed. PMID:11442139

Purdon, C; Antony, M; Monteiro, S; Swinson, R P

2001-01-01

490

Empowering Students for Success: Colleges Share Best Practices for Keeping Students on Track  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents information on challenges faced by tribal colleges in the United States. A study has revealed that retention rates at 1,127 community colleges in the U.S. is very low. Approximately 67 percent of "tribal college" students are women. Students of tribal colleges often stop pursuing their studies due to family problems. To…

Hernandez, Juan A. Avila

2006-01-01

491

College teacher immediacy and student ratings of instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between college student perceptions of teacher immediacy and student ratings of instruction. Two hundred sixty?six students responded to instruments designed to measure the frequency of teachers' verbal and nonverbal immediacy behaviors and to gather students' perceptions of quality of instruction. Significant positive correlations were found between immediacy and student ratings of instruction. Students who observed

Alexis Moore; John T. Masterson; Diane M. Christophel; Kathleen A. Shea

1996-01-01

492

The Effects of Student Coaching in College: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Mentoring  

E-print Network

School of Education March 7, 2011 Abstract: College completion and college success often lag behind college attendance. One theory as to why students do not succeed in college is that they lack key the talents of every American. That is why we will provide the support necessary for you to complete college

Chang, Edward Y.

493

Engaging community college students in physics research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recruiting talent and fostering innovation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines demands that we attract, educate, and retain a larger and more diverse cohort of students. In this regard, Community Colleges (CC), serving a disproportionate number of underrepresented minority, female and nontraditional students, represent a pool of potential talent that, due to a misguided perception of its students as being less capable, often remains untapped. We will present our strategies to attract and support the academic advancement of CC students in the STEM fields through our NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates program entitled Internships in Nanosystems Science Engineering and Technology (INSET). For more than a decade, INSET has offered a physics research projects to CC students. The key components of INSET success are: 1) the involvement of CC faculty with a strong interest in promoting student success in all aspects of program planning and execution; 2) the design of activities that provide the level of support that students might need because of lack of confidence and/or unfamiliarity with a university environment; and 3) setting clear goals and high performance expectations.

Valentine, Megan; Napoli, Maria; Lubin, Arica; Kramer, Liu-Yen; Aguirre, Ofelia; Kuhn, Jens-Uwe; Arnold, Nicholas

2013-03-01

494

Identifying College Students’ Conceptions of the Atmosphere  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary objective of this research is to identify introductory science students’ alternative conceptions of the structure and composition of the atmosphere. Their conceptions of the atmosphere have relevance to understanding two critical scientific issues, global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion. An informal assessment of students’ conceptions of the nature of the atmosphere, as well as formal surveys and interviews of students in introductory meteorology and geology courses at the University of Northern Colorado reveal that some students conceive of the atmosphere as having a well-defined upper boundary, and that global warming and the ozone hole are direct consequences of each other. This is consistent with other studies of college students’ conceptions of global warming suggest that students often connect global warming and ozone depletion. However, previous studies have not examined fundamental misconceptions students have about the atmosphere that may give rise to these alternative conceptions regarding global warming and ozone depletion. The research presented here has the potential to inform educators and scientists regarding fundamental misconceptions about the atmosphere that can lead to misconceptions regarding the nature of global warming.

Shellito, L. J.

2009-12-01

495

Self-Report of Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior vs. School Nurse Evaluations in Dutch High-School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Systematic screening to identify adolescents at risk for suicidal behavior is crucial to suicide prevention. Aims: The current practice of screening and follow-up actions taken by school nurses in schools for secondary education in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was studied. Methods: In Rotterdam, an approach was developed in which, as a standard routine, students are invited to an interview with

Erik Jan de Wilde; Petra van de Looij; Judith Goldschmeding; Christina Hoogeveen

2011-01-01

496

The Relationship Between a College Preparation Program and At-Risk Students' College Readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluates the relationship between elements of a college preparation program and the college readiness of low-income and\\/or Latina\\/o students at the completion of 6 years of participation in the program. Hours of participation in tutoring, mentoring, advising, college campus visits, summer programs, and educational field trips are examined in relationship to students' college-track course completion and Preliminary SAT

Jennifer T. Cates; Scott E. Schaefle

2011-01-01

497

Time Estimation Abilities of College Students With ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To evaluate the time estimation abilities of college students with ADHD on a novel, complex task that approximated academically oriented activities. Method: Totally 20 college students with ADHD were compared to a sample of 20 non-ADHD students. Both groups completed a task, and scores were obtained for time to complete the task, errors made, prospective time estimate, confidence in

Frances Prevatt; Briley Proctor; Leigh Baker; Lori Garrett; Sherry Yelland

2011-01-01

498

Student Development and College Services: A Focus on Consumers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the development of college student services from the early "in loco parentis" model to the current student development model. Urges community colleges to recognize the specific consumer needs of the corporate institution, students, and the community, and suggests criteria for measuring the extent to which needs are met. (DMM)

Leach, Ernest R.

1989-01-01

499

An Exploration of Tinto's Integration Framework for Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tinto's integration framework is often assumed to be inapplicable to the study of student persistence at community colleges because one of the linchpins of the framework--social integration--is considered unlikely to occur for students at these institutions. Community college students are thought to lack the time to participate in activities, such…

Karp, Melinda Mechur; Hughes, Katherine L.; O'Gara, Lauren

2011-01-01

500

Alcohol Use by College Students: A Rites of Passage Ritual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes that psychosocial needs to participate in rites of passage rituals are normal and necessary as college students move from adolescence to adulthood and that, lacking sanctioned alternatives, college students frequently use alcohol for rites of passage rituals. Suggests that university officials should encourage student groups to design and…

Butler, Edward R.

1993-01-01