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Publications Using SCSU Student Health Data

Publications using custom surveys

A manuscript entitled The Impact of Caloric Information on College Student's Fast Food Purchasing Intentions was published in the March/April 2015 volume of The American Journal of Health Education.  This manuscript utilizes data collected from sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University.

This manuscript examines undergraduate students' knowledge of caloric information of fast food items, and investigated whether the provision of accurate nutritional information of fast food items influenced students' intentions to purchase fast food in the future.  Results indicate that a majority of students underestimated caloric content of these items, and those who underestimated caloric content were more likely to change their intention to purchase fast food in the future.

PUBLICATIONS USING SCSU CORE DRUG AND ALCOHOL SURVEY DATA

A manuscript entitled Trends in Alcohol Consumption Among Undergraduate Students at a Northeastern University, 2002-2008 was published in the Jan/Feb 2010 volume of The Journal of American College Health, a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication of the American College Health Association. This manuscript utilizes data collected from undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University during the Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2006 and Spring 2008 CORE Alcohol and Drug survey data collections at SCSU.

This manuscript examines the alcohol consumption patterns and trends in alcohol consumption among undergraduate SCSU students. The manuscript concludes that alcohol consumption is increasing in frequency and in volume among female students, students 21 years of age and older, students living off campus and students who are performing well academically. No decreases in alcohol consumption or volume were noted during the time period examined in the study. The authors recommend that qualitative study is needed to provide an explanation of the relationships between demographic and social conditions and increased alcohol consumption. These qualitative findings can be used to inform the creation of comprehensive tailored alcohol prevention programming.

A manuscript entitled A Research Update on Correlates of Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Undergraduate College Students was published in the May/June 2014 volume of The American Journal of Health Education.  This manuscript utilizes data from undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University during the 2012 CORE Alcohol and Drug survey data collections at SCSU.

This manuscript examines the correlates of heavy episodic drinking in undergraduate college students. The manuscript concludes that heavy episodic drinking is correlated with male gender, white race, having a family history of drug or alcohol abuse, smoking cigarettes, and using marijuana.  The authors recommend that health educators explore opportunities to address heavy episodic drinking concurrently with cigarette smoking and marijuana use.

PUBLICATIONS USING SCSU'S ACHA-NCHA DATA

A manuscript entitled Comparison of Health Status and Health Behaviors Between Female Graduate and Undergraduate College Students was published in the Fall 2010 volume of The Health Educator, a peer-reviewed publication of Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Education Honorary. This manuscript utilizes data collected from female students at Southern Connecticut State University during the Spring 2008 ACHA-NCHA survey.

This manuscript examines the health status,  health behaviors and preventive health practices of female SCSU students. The manuscript concludes that there are no significant differences between graduate and undergraduate females with respect to health status and health behaviors. The authors recommend that campus programming should be expanded to include and target female graduate students with health promotion messages.