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Report of a mental health survey among Chinese international students at Yale University.
J Am Coll Health. 2013; 61(1):1-8.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in Chinese international students, to identify factors that might be associated with these 2 symptom complexes, and to investigate their perception of mental health issues and counseling services.

PARTICIPANTS

Chinese students (N = 130) at Yale University.

METHODS

Participants completed an anonymous online survey in fall 2009.

RESULTS

Forty-five percent reported symptoms of depression, and 29% reported symptoms of anxiety. A self-evaluation of poor current health, a poor relationship with one's advisor, and a low exercise regimen were associated with a higher prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms. Twenty-seven percent of responders were not aware of the availability of mental health and counseling services on campus.

CONCLUSIONS

This study suggests that efforts should be made to improve the relationship between students and their advisors and to enhance the awareness of and the accessibility to mental health and counseling services to improve the mental health of Chinese international students.

Authors+Show Affiliations

American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA. xuesong.han@cancer.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23305539

Citation

Han, Xuesong, et al. "Report of a Mental Health Survey Among Chinese International Students at Yale University." Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, vol. 61, no. 1, 2013, pp. 1-8.
Han X, Han X, Luo Q, et al. Report of a mental health survey among Chinese international students at Yale University. J Am Coll Health. 2013;61(1):1-8.
Han, X., Han, X., Luo, Q., Jacobs, S., & Jean-Baptiste, M. (2013). Report of a mental health survey among Chinese international students at Yale University. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 61(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2012.738267
Han X, et al. Report of a Mental Health Survey Among Chinese International Students at Yale University. J Am Coll Health. 2013;61(1):1-8. PubMed PMID: 23305539.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Report of a mental health survey among Chinese international students at Yale University. AU - Han,Xuesong, AU - Han,Xuemei, AU - Luo,Qianlai, AU - Jacobs,Selby, AU - Jean-Baptiste,Michel, PY - 2013/1/12/entrez PY - 2013/1/12/pubmed PY - 2013/12/16/medline SP - 1 EP - 8 JF - Journal of American college health : J of ACH JO - J Am Coll Health VL - 61 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in Chinese international students, to identify factors that might be associated with these 2 symptom complexes, and to investigate their perception of mental health issues and counseling services. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese students (N = 130) at Yale University. METHODS: Participants completed an anonymous online survey in fall 2009. RESULTS: Forty-five percent reported symptoms of depression, and 29% reported symptoms of anxiety. A self-evaluation of poor current health, a poor relationship with one's advisor, and a low exercise regimen were associated with a higher prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms. Twenty-seven percent of responders were not aware of the availability of mental health and counseling services on campus. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that efforts should be made to improve the relationship between students and their advisors and to enhance the awareness of and the accessibility to mental health and counseling services to improve the mental health of Chinese international students. SN - 1940-3208 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23305539/Report_of_a_mental_health_survey_among_Chinese_international_students_at_Yale_University_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2012.738267 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -