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Comms 318 Emotional Wellness

Our results and implications.
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Hailey Nickell

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Comms 318 Emotional Wellness

Emotionally Well Happy
Active Physically fit Cheerful Cheerful Optimistic
Social balance Service oriented Cares for others Self confident Emotionally Unwell Physically unfit Lonely Anti Social Difficulty forming relationships Depressed Stays indoors Stigmas More acceptable if it's a big problem Afriad of being judged by peers Don't want to admit a problem Strong people accept help when needed Who students turn to for help Prefer someone familiar Bishops Friends Family Professional if deemed necessary Attitudes What are the attitudes of students towards emotional wellness?
Are those who have positive attitudes users of the resources?
Attitudes towards emotional wellness Commonly held stigmas, positively and negatively worded.
Score above 3=agreement, below=disagreement “I am usually comfortable talking about emotional problems with doctors, teachers or church leaders.”
Mean= 2.88 (slight disagreement)
User Attitudes Established “attitude score” (30 possible)
Median= 22
Above median= high attitude
Below= low attitude
Chi-Square with users and non users
Chi Square cross tab of Users/Attitude Table 1: Chi Squares Cross-tab
Benchmark of wellness Variable of “Over-all Wellness”
Compare means across school year
P= .026
Implications Awareness Freshman less aware, more emotionally well. Cost? Career and counseling center, 1.36 Y-Be-Fit, 2.93 Behaviors Familiarity? “I know where to go for help when I’m depressed, stressed or angry” "I consider myself a spiritual person" Fun "I often have fun" Mean= 4.08 Overall Wellness Large correlation “If you were struggling emotionally, how likely would you be to use the following resources? - A religious leader, such as a ward bishopric member” Overall Wellness Target Upper classman for wellness and Males for familiarity
Make improvements and research further into what needs to be improved in resources
Work with bishops in referring students to resources
What BYU is missing Adverstising o Inside and outside of the Wilk
o Educate Bishops on referring students to the correct counseling center
Why students do not get help • Do not know the resources available
• Feel like they need to deal with it on their own
• Admitting it
• Keep it to themselves
How students overcome their probelms • Working out
• Spending time with friends/significant other
• Prayer and scripture study
• Find ways to enjoy yourself
Do you consider a person weak who seeks help from a professional?

• “Weak” if you try and live with it
• “Strong” if you recognize you have a problem
• Every day problems
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