Date Approved

12-12-2017

Embargo Period

12-13-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA School Psychology

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Calleung, Carmelo

Subject(s)

College students--Mental health

Disciplines

Clinical Psychology | Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Abstract

The mental health needs of college students have risen dramatically. According to Kitzrow (2003), an estimated 84% of students who walked into a school counseling centers show significant causes for concern. These students were at high risks because of a variety of psychological distress. The current study sought to understand the multidimensional impact of mental health concerns on students' academic adjustment. Undergraduate students from a northeast public university completed an online survey that comprised of demographic information and two Likert type scales that measured psychological distress and academic adjustment. Results indicated that depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and eating concerns significantly impacted academic adjustment of students. Implications and recommendations were discussed in relation to the key findings of the study.

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