It restores our bodies as well as our minds by conserving and regenerating energy, repairing health problems and organizing our unconscious minds. But what if you’re not getting enough sleep? What if the long drawn out nights of studying and touching up last minute term papers is causing you to only sleep for only a maximum of 4 hours? Students who don’t maintain an adequate amount of sleep are three times more likely to show signs of depression than their well-rested peers. Insufficient sleep has become an epidemic among college students.
However, in the past two years, the application rate of Asian students began falling. And the phrase “Asian students discrimination” appeared. “‘You at least need to get 1800 of your SAT scores, or you even don’t have the chance to go abroad, I was told everyday before I came to American college”, Clara Pang, a DePauw University freshman Chinese international student said. The high application rate and higher SAT scores requirement made Chinese applicants stressed and nervous. This situation of unfair admission rate happened not only on the students from Asia, but also on the Asian Americans.
Dropping out is a lot more common than people think it is. Five out of every one hundred students enrolled in high school of October 1999 had dropped out by October of 2000 (National Educational Association). Dropping out is a big dilemma all across the world. On the United States’ drop out problem, in Allen County, Indiana eight to ten percent of their students dropped out in the school year of 2004-2005. Then, in 2006, 23.5% of their students did not graduate (Success in Education).
Conclusions: 1. A large majority (73%) of the students indicated at least occasional sleep problems, with women reporting more of some difficulties than men did. 2. College students suffer a decreased level of sleep quality compared with a normal adult population 3. Environmental and other demands during college years contribute to students sleep difficulties; students stress and demands may interfere with sleep habits.
In a more narrow and specific research, the National Institution of Mental Health reported that suicide was the third leading cause of death among youth ages 15 to 24 in 2007 (NIMH 2007). In 2011, the American College Health Association (ACHA) performed the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), which was a nationwide survey of college students at two or four year institutions, and found that about 30% of them testified having felt so depressed at some point in the past year that they find it difficult to
Rosie Anaya, a student in college wrote an essay last year about the physiological problems that affect our college students called, The Best Kept Secret on Campus. These problems can range from anxiety to depression to acute bipolar disorder. She talks about the staggering numbers of students with these problems and the lack of help from the universities. In this essay she states that a 2008 study found that “62% of students have experienced feelings of hopelessness, nearly 90% have felt overwhelmed or emotionally exhausted, nearly 50% have been so depressed they have trouble functioning, 15% have been formally diagnosed with depression and almost 10% contemplated suicide. These numbers are surprisingly high; however a vast majority of students are not receiving the help they need to deal with these major disabilities.
ALCOHOL USE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS According to a 2009 study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, each year, more than 1,825 college students die from alcohol-related accidents and nearly 600,000 are injured while drunk. Another 696,000 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking and 97,000 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. (Dejong, W., Larimer, M.E., Wood, M.D., and Hartman, R.) In college, beer is typically cheap and easily attainable even for underage students. All too often, drinking gets out of control. This is a problem not only for students but also for the University and the Community as well.
a. Accompanying the overall GPA plummet, about 25 percent of students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, and doing poorly on exams or papers. 2. College rankings are not only based off of scholastic standing but also the “Top Party Schools”. Here are the top 20 Party Schools from 2009-2010 according
Teen pregnancy proceeds as a major issue with more than half of all teenagers in the United States stating that they had participated in sexual intercourse at least one point before high school ended. For these reasons, its highly probably for teen pregnancy to happen when one becomes sexually active at a young age and don’t realize the consequences. Teen mothers whom 2 ￼doubtlessly received the proper education are “less likely to complete high school, tend to earn less and are disproportionately poor. About 50 percent of all teen mothers are on welfare within one year of the birth of their first
A report in 2007 estimates that about 45% of Australians ages 16 to 85 had at some point in their lifetime experienced a mental disorder. Depression is a huge but silent part of so many college students’ lives. Stress from academic workloads or can cause people to struggle to cope. Around one in three Australians experience mental illness at some stage in their life. Many had experienced more than one mental illness at a time, such as anxiety and depression, which commonly occur together.