TITLE

GENDER SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS' HEALTH INTERESTS

AUTHOR(S)
Lindsey, Billie J.; Saunders, Cynthia M.; Ochs, Leslie
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The present analysis used a survey of college students self-reported interest in 35 health topics to ascertain gender similarities and differences. The survey was administered via telephone to a randomized stratified sample of students (n= 420) at a major East Coast university. The response rate was 81.4%. We report the percentages of women and men who expressed some or strong interest in the health topics. Chi square analysis determined differences between some and strong interest as well as interest overall. The data provide valuable information for student service professionals and faculty, as they respectively plan campus initiatives and course content to promote the well-being and academic success of students. The survey also provides a model for use by colleges and universities, community health agencies, and worksites to determine the health needs and interests of their populations.
ACCESSION #
36181623

 

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