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Summary of National College Health Assessment conducted in Spring 2016

Objective of the Survey- This survey is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association assists college health service providers, health educators, counselors, and service administrators to collect data about their students' habits, behaviors, and perceptions on the most prevalent health topics/issues.

Randomly selected TWU students were invited to participate including undergraduate, graduate, students from Denton, Dallas, and Houston campus as well as Distance Education students.

Summary of Response - Top 10 health issues of our TWU students that affected their academic performance vs. top 10 health issues of students nationally (19,861 respondents at 40 schools) that affected their academic performance.

Definition of Academic Impacts - Within the last 12 months, students reported the following factors affecting their individual academic performance, defined as: received a lower grade on an exam, or an important project; received a lower grade in the course; received an incomplete or dropped the course; or experienced a significant disruption in thesis, dissertation, research, or practicum work;

Rank

Academic Impact TWU Spring 2016

Percent

Rank

Academic Impact National Fall 2015

Percent

1

Anxiety

22.6

1

Stress

30.3

1

Stress

22.6

2

Anxiety

23.7

3

Work

16.4

3

Sleep Difficulties

20.4

4

Sleep Difficulties

15.3

4

Depression

14.6

5

Depression

12.4

5

Cold/Flu/Sore Throat

13.5

6

Concern for troubled friend or family member

11.3

6

Work

13.3

7

Finances

9.8

7

Internet use/computer games

10.0

8

Internet use/computer games

8.9    

8

Relationship difficulties

8.6

9

Cold/Flu/Sore Throat

8.8

9

Participation in extracurricular activities

8.6

10

Relationship difficulties

8.1

10

Finances

6.9

 

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