Global Perspectives on University Students

Dulce Esteves, PhD (Editor)
Department of Sports Science, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal & Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD), Portugal

Damian Scarf, PhD (Editor)
Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Paulo Pinheiro, PhD (Editor)
Professor and Researcher, Department of Management and Economics & NECE, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Hitaua Arahanga-Doyle (Editor)
Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand

John A. Hunter, PhD (Editor)
Department of Psychology. University of Otago, New Zealand

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World, University Teaching and Faculty Development
BISAC: EDU015000



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This book provides a comprehensive overview of different dimensions that influence university students, such as social factors (including the indigenous perspectives, social identity and mental health, depressive symptoms in university, the helicopter parenting, the change in family relations and adoptions of healthy/unhealthy behaviors while in college); individual aspects that influence this population (like personal autonomy or entrepreneurial intent) and major problems faced by students (like alcohol consumption or the challenge of writing a thesis).

This book is a must read for college administrators, teachers and researchers as tips, best practices, and lessons learned are applicable to any academic department seeking to improve learning environment of their students. The contributors to this book are associated with colleges and universities from nine different countries, from four continents. The authors have a broad range of educational and professional experience and offer unique insights into the wide variety of methods utilized to design and provide new understandings regarding college students.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Indigenous Principles of Belonging to Strengthen the Student Experience in Aotearoa New Zealand
(Hitaua Arahanga-Doyle, John A. Hunter, Pearl Matahiki, Arihia Joseph, Kiritapu Murray and Damian Scarf, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 2. Mental Health at University: A Social Identity Approach
(Kyungho Jang, Bob B. Canggra, Saleh Moradi, Benjamin C. Riordan, Joanna Chan, John A. Hunter and Damian Scarf, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 3. Depressive Symptoms among Undergraduate Students
(Ivanka Živčić-Bećirević, Sanja Smojver-Ažić and Tamara Martinac Dorčić, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Rijeka, Croatia)

Chapter 4. A Cross-Cultural Perspective on the Role of Parents in University Students’ Mental Health
(Ming Cui, Peipei Hong, Carol Anderson Darling and Hille Janhonen-Abruquah, Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Assessment of the Physical Activity Levels and Healthy Behaviours of Portuguese University Students
(Dulce Esteves, Sérgio Vieira, Rui Brás, Kelly O’Hara and Paulo Pinheiro, Department of Sports Science, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 6. Familial Relationships in Female University Students in Japan
(Daiki Kato, Yuriko Hayashi and Misae Sawai, Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan)

Chapter 7. The Importance of Personal Autonomy in University Students
(Carlos Freire, PhD, and María del Mar Ferradás, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain)

Chapter 8. Entrepreneurial Intent in Latin America: The Case of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia
(Edwin Tarapuez, Juan M. Aristizábal and Nélida Castellano, 1Public Accounting Program, Universidad del Quindío, Armenia, Colombia, and others)

Chapter 9. Exploring New Zealand University Students’ Alcohol Consumption, Consequences, Motives, and Protective Behavioural Strategies during Re-Orientation Week and the Academic Year
(Louise Cody, Benjamin C. Riordan, Saleh Moradi and Damian Scarf, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 10. Writing a Master’s Thesis: The Dimensions That Matter
(Bastien Wagener, Campus Tech, Angers, France)

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