2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Rethinking Wellbeing: What Are the Needs of Truman Students?
Brianna L. Cook* and Katelyn M. Palazzolo
Dr. Christopher D. Lantz, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to determine levels of six separate dimensions of wellbeing in Truman students. Two-hundred fifty-three Truman Health 195 students reported their levels of wellbeing in each of the six dimensions by completing the Mira Costa College Wellness Inventory. Descriptive analyses indicated respondents scored highest in the social dimension and lowest in the physical. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed a significant interaction between gender and year in school relative to social wellbeing with sophomore males reporting significantly lower levels of social wellbeing than sophomore females. Further, the MANOVA revealed main effects for gender with females reporting higher levels of spiritual and occupational wellbeing than did males. Bivariate correlations revealed social and emotional wellbeing were significantly correlated (r= .581). These findings suggest that the Truman community may need to develop resources unique to the individual wellbeing needs of its students.

Keywords: wellbeing, health, wellness

Topic(s):Exercise Science
Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 53-2
Location: VH 1000
Time: 3:00

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