TRAP@NCI

Variability in measures of health and health behavior among emerging adults 1 year after high school according to college status

Simons-Morton, Bruce G., Haynie, Denise, O'Brien, Fearghal, Lipsky, Leah, Bible, Joe and Liu, Danping (2016) Variability in measures of health and health behavior among emerging adults 1 year after high school according to college status. Journal of American College Health. ISSN 1940-3208 (In Press)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Objective:
To examine changes in health behaviors among US emerging adults 1 year after high school.

Participants:
The national sample of participants (N = 1,927), including those attending 4-year college/university (n = 884), 2-year colleges/technical schools (n = 588), and no college (n = 455), participated in annual spring surveys 2013–2014.

Methods: Health behaviors were assessed the last year of high school and first year of college; differences by college status controlling for previous-year values were estimated using regression analyses. Results: Relative to 4-year college attendees, those attending technical school/community college were less likely to binge drink (odds ratio [OR] = 0.57, confidence interval [CI] = 0.38–0.86) but more likely to speed (OR = 1.26, CI = 1.0–2.84), consume sodas (OR = 1.57, CI = 1.0–2.47), and report lower family satisfaction (p < .01), with marginally more physical and depressive symptoms. College nonattendees reported more DWI (driving while intoxicated; OR = 1.60, CI = 1.05–2.47), soda drinking (OR = 2.51, CI = 1.76–3.59), oversleeping (OR = 4.78, CI = 3.65–8.63), and less family satisfaction (p < .04).

Conclusions:
Health risk behaviors among emerging adults varied by college status.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Related URLs:
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 16:04
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2458

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item