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COMMS 318

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Melissa Rust

on 21 April 2010

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Understanding the Opinions, Attitudes and Levels of Students' Emotional Wellness at
Brigham Young University Benjamin Brewer
Larissa Olson
Matt Holyoak
Melissa Rust
Whitney Young Interviews What are BYU students’ current understandings of emotional wellness?

Why would students rather live with emotional problems than seek help?

Why would people turn to a bishop for emotional help before a professional counselor?

Why do people believe they should overcome emotional problems on their own?


Why are people’s attitudes towards emotional help generally favorable, but their intentions to go for help are not?

What are students doing to cope?

What do students think BYU’s role should be in their emotional wellness?

How do students become aware of resources?

Why are some students comfortable using emotional wellness resources?
Interviews Continued There will be a difference in life satisfaction when measured between different demographics including gender, age, marital status and grade in school. There will be a positive correlation between emotional wellness and life satisfaction. There will be a difference in BYU resource familiarity when measured between different demographics at BYU including gender, age, marital status and grade in school. There will be a difference between BYU demographics including gender, age, marital status and grade in school when measuring the perceptions of the cost for using different BYU resources. Hypotheses When measuring the difference between emotional wellness opinions, there will be a difference found between the BYU demographics including gender, age, marital status and grade in school. Each of the different demographic groups at BYU including gender, age, marital status and grade in school, will have different likelihoods of using wellness resources. There is a difference in the levels of emotional wellness when measured between BYU demographics including gender, age, marital status and grade in school. Hypotheses Continued Measurements Life Satisfaction
(Cronbach’s α = .883). BYU Resource Familiarity
(Cronbach’s = .642).
Use BYU Resources
(No Cronbach's) BYU Resource Cost Perceptions (Cronbach’s = .752).
Counseling and Career Center Familiarity (Cronbach’s = .858).
Women’s Services and Resources Familiarity
(Cronbach’s = .845).
University Advisement Center Familiarity
(Cronbach’s = .907).
Willingness to Use BYU Resources
(Cronbach’s = .682).
Emotional Wellness Opinions
(Cronbach’s = .425).
Likelihood of Using Resources for Emotional Wellness
(Cronbach’s = .637).
Measuring Emotional Wellness
(Cronbach’s = .739)

Interview Limitations Limited engagement

Sampling

Missing rich detail

Semi-structured interviews

Exploratory stage Survey Limitations Time restraints

Survey fatigue

Social desirability

Interview Themes Emotional Wellness and Social Wellness

Perfectionism

Lack of Awareness

Causes of Stress and Coping with Stress

Pride

Use of Bishops for Emotional Un-wellness
Survey Results Recommendations More research

Get the word out!!!

Freshmen - The Beginning

Incorporate emotional, social and physical wellness
Survey Results Survey Results Survey Results Questions?
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