Emotional wellbeing of first year university students

Critical for determining future academic success

Elizabeth Douglass, Mir Islam

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    Abstract

    Stressors and challenges faced by first year university students were investigated with the aims being to identify issues that may impact on emotional wellbeing of students, and also to assess whether issues impacting on emotional wellbeing affect academic performance. A sample of 181 students at an Australian regional university voluntarily completed a self report purpose made questionnaire. Results indicated that mental health problems and negative experiences for female students were strong predictors of academic difficulties, but similar findings were not found for male students. In male students, positive social interaction predicted less academic difficulties. These unusual findings are discussed in relation to strategy development for support structures provided by tertiary institutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPreparing for Tomorrow Today
    Subtitle of host publicationThe First Year Experience as foundation, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009
    Place of PublicationBrisbane Australia
    PublisherQUT
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781741072822
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventFirst Year in Higher Education Conference - Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Duration: 29 Jun 200901 Jul 2009

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    ConferenceFirst Year in Higher Education Conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period29/06/0901/07/09

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    Douglass, E., & Islam, M. (2009). Emotional wellbeing of first year university students: Critical for determining future academic success. In Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First Year Experience as foundation, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009 (pp. 1-10). Brisbane Australia: QUT.
    Douglass, Elizabeth ; Islam, Mir. / Emotional wellbeing of first year university students : Critical for determining future academic success. Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First Year Experience as foundation, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009. Brisbane Australia : QUT, 2009. pp. 1-10
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    Douglass, E & Islam, M 2009, Emotional wellbeing of first year university students: Critical for determining future academic success. in Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First Year Experience as foundation, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009. QUT, Brisbane Australia, pp. 1-10, First Year in Higher Education Conference, Australia, 29/06/09.

    Emotional wellbeing of first year university students : Critical for determining future academic success. / Douglass, Elizabeth; Islam, Mir.

    Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First Year Experience as foundation, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009. Brisbane Australia : QUT, 2009. p. 1-10.

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    Douglass E, Islam M. Emotional wellbeing of first year university students: Critical for determining future academic success. In Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First Year Experience as foundation, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009. Brisbane Australia: QUT. 2009. p. 1-10