Background: Academic success and retention remain priorities on college campuses. Excessive cell phone use, test anxiety, and poor sleep habits are all associated with negative academic performance. Objective: To assess college students’ perceptions of a health communication campaign designed to improve study habits and wellness behaviors during exams. Method: Researchers used a cross-sectional research design to assess participants’ (n = 264) perceptions of the study tip messages. Linear regressions were conducted to determine if the number of messages read was predictive of readiness to change. Results: Nearly all participants agreed that the messages were appealing (84.4%), believable (89.8%), relevant (91.5%), provided useful information (91.5%) and a good reminder of how to study (87.1%). Students who reported reading more messages indicated a higher level of readiness to improve their study habits (F(1,219) = 8.89, p =.003, R 2 =.04). Conclusions: Students found the messages useful; their intentions to study increased the more they were exposed to messages.
|Journal||Journal of American College Health|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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- health communication
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health