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dc.contributor.authorTester, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T12:35:57Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T12:35:57Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4084
dc.description.abstractBackground. This study examined whether experiences of and relationships between depressive symptoms and substance use differs for first year college and university students. Methods. A proportionate stratified random sample of 6,100 university students and a census sample of 7,300 college students were invited to anonymously complete the National College Health Assessment. The final sample included 444 young adult first year university (n = 298) and college (n = 146) students. Results. More college than university students used tobacco (26.7; 11.1%) and marijuana (26.7%; 20.8%). Similar proportions consumed alcohol (75.3%; 76.5%). Almost all students reported past-year depressive symptoms. Mean number of symptoms was 5.43. Tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use were each positively associated with depression after adjusting for age and gender. Educational setting moderated the relationship between depression and tobacco use, and depression and marijuana use, with the relationship being stronger for university students. Implications. University campus health professionals especially, need to assess depression among students using substances and vice versa. Differences between college and university students require further attention.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectSubstance Use, Depression Post Secondary studentsen_US
dc.titleDoes Education Setting Influence the Relationship between Substance use and Depression among Post Secondary Studentsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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