On-Campus Health Interventions: An Exploration of Student Perceptions

Dollimount, Anna (2021) On-Campus Health Interventions: An Exploration of Student Perceptions. Bachelor's thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Health concerns among post-secondary students, specifically psychological distress and illness, have been increasing. In response, the broader university community has been called upon to support students in this domain, however, there is a lack of research about students’ perceptions of these members of campus responding in this context. This study explored perceptions of the appropriateness of a professor, campus psychologist, and campus enforcement and patrol (CEP) officer intervening with students in nonemergency and potential emergency physical and psychological health situations. A sample of 151 current and former post-secondary students with a mean age of 23.97 years (range 18-66) completed the online questionnaire. A key finding was that a campus psychologist was considered the most appropriate to respond to psychological health concerns. Additionally, while there were no scenarios in which a campus psychologist or a professor were considered the least appropriate to respond, a CEP officer was considered the least appropriate to respond in the emergency psychological health scenario. Further, there were differences in the perceptions of physical and psychological health scenarios. These results may inform university policy regarding those deemed most appropriate to respond to students within the context of health.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/15115
Item ID: 15115
Additional Information: “Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-34)”
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Arts and Social Science > Psychology
Date: April 2021
Date Type: Submission

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