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Summary of National College Health Assessment conducted in Spring 2014

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 (26,685 respondents)

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

Percent

Rank

Academic Impact National

Percent

1

Stress

21.6

1

Stress

27.9

2

Anxiety

15.8

2

Anxiety

19.7

3

Work

14.7

3

Sleep Difficulties

19.4

4

Sleep Difficulties

10.8

4

Cold/Flu/Sore Throat

13.2

5

Depression

10.3

5

Work

13.0

6

Cold/Flu/Sore Throat

9.0

6

Depression

12.0

7

Concern for troubled friend or family member

8.8

7

Internet use/computer games

10.8

8

Relationship difficulties

8.3

8

Concern for a troubled friend or family member

9.9

9

Internet use/computer games

7.8

9

Participation in extracurricular activities

9.7

10

Finances

6.5

10

Relationship difficulties

8.5

 

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