Saturday, February 25, 2017

Blog Assignment #3

1. A Suffering Generation: Six Factors Contributing to the Mental Health Crisis in North American Higher Education
By: Alicia Kruiddrlbrink Flatt

This paper gives helpful statistics that highlight the increase in depression and suicidal thoughts in college aged students. The author also gives some interesting suggestions on what may be contributing to this behavior like the financial burden of college, the increase of female students attending college, and millennials' dependence on technology.

2. Self-Efficacy Pathways between Relational Aggression and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
By: Trevor J. Buser, Christina Hamme Peterson, and Anne Kearney

The researchers in this study discovered that relational aggression from parents to students to do well in college directly influence NSSI. Additionally, peer victimization also produces a similar effect. However social-efficacy also has an indirect increase in NSSI if the student becomes a socially isolated.

3. Nonsuicidal Self-Injurt in a College Population: General Trends and Sex Differences
By: Janis Whitlock, MPH, PhD; Jennifer Muehlenkamp, PhD; Amanda Purington, MPS; John Eckenrode, PhD; Paul Barreira, MD, MPA; Gina Baral Abrams, MPH, MSW; Tim Marchell, PhD; Victoria Kress, PhD; Kristine Girard, MD; Calvin Chin, PhD; Kerry Knox, PhD

This article documented the differences in genders and sexual orientation in relation to NSSI. Female college students reported almost double the amount of NSSI than their male peers. Homosexuality was a contributing factor to this large number. I think it is also interesting to note that the majority of the students who reported NSSI habits were caucasian.

1 comment:

  1. OK, so does this mean you are changing your topic to anxiety or something? Maybe you can define that topic more clearly.