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Helping students cope with adversity: the influence of a web-based intervention on students' self-efficacy and intentions to use wellness-related resources.

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Summary of "Helping students cope with adversity: the influence of a web-based intervention on students' self-efficacy and intentions to use wellness-related resources."

To investigate the effects of an online wellness intervention on college students' self-efficacy, intentions to seek help, general resilience and whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) act as a moderating variable. Three-hundred and eighty-two undergraduate students. Students were assigned to two conditions: treatment or control. The treatment group participated in an online intervention designed to enhance student wellness, the control group did not. Both groups completed an online questionnaire. Students exposed to the intervention reported greater self-efficacy, a higher likelihood to engage in self-help activities and greater intention to use campus resources. Additionally, among students with more ACEs, those who were exposed to the site were more likely to recommend resources. The online intervention presented here may be an effective tool to reduce barriers for students seeking help for mental health and may increase student wellness.

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Name: Journal of American college health : J of ACH
ISSN: 1940-3208
Pages: 1-8

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