publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

The Malnourished University Student: Health from the Student Perspective

Jones, Sandra Beth;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Over the first four years of college, students’ self-ratings on writing ability and motivation to perform well increase, while self-reports of physical and emotional health decrease during that same period (Astin, 1997). This qualitative investigation identifies and explains the environmental and cultural forces that shape and are shaped by health and wellness perspectives of students. Research questions for this investigation addressed students’ understandings of health and wellness and their influences. Two components of social reproduction theory, cultural capital and social capital, as well as culture theory, were utilized to understand the cultural and soci...
Subjects
free text keywords: Higher education, Higher education administration, Educational administration, College Students, Educational Administration, Health, Higher Education, Sociocultural theory, Student Health
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