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The prevalence of head injury among community college students.

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dc.contributor.author Buzzanga, Victoria Linn.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-20T18:29:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-20T18:29:42Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1319
dc.description 32 leaves
dc.description.abstract The present study investigated the prevalence of head injury among community college students. Five community colleges in four states were asked to participate in the study. The students were asked to respond to a questionnaire about head injuries. The questionnaire was specifically designed to measure the incidence of head-injury or prolonged periods of unconsciousness of 20 minutes or more. A total of 835 questionnaires were collected and analyzed. Forty students (4.79%) indicated having sustained a medically diagnosed head-injury/illness. Eighty-nine students (10.66%) reported an unconscious episode of 20 minutes or longer. The remaining students, 706 (84.55%), reported no period of prolonged unconsciousness or headinjury/illness. Analyses of variance were conducted to determine if there was a significant difference between the mean ages and GPAs of the three groups. The age factor was significant f(2, 832) = 20.98, Q< .001. Tukey's (a) test was conducted to measure where the significant differences existed. Significant differences of the age factor were found between the group of students who had a prolonged period of unconsciousness and the other two groups, which did not differ. The mean GPAs of the groups did not show significance. Descriptive statistics were also conducted on the data. The results give support to the study by Holmes, Kixmiller, Minor, Thomas, and Wurtz (in press) of four year institutions. However, further analyses and replications of the present study are needed to accurately assess the needs of this particular group of individuals. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Head-Wounds and injuries. en_US
dc.subject College students-Psychology. en_US
dc.title The prevalence of head injury among community college students. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Cooper B. Holmes en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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