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Survey to Inform the Development of an Online Support System for Higher Education Students - Higher Education and Online Support

Goozée, R., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Barley, E., Haddad, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4822-5482 and Tzotzoli, P (2018). Survey to Inform the Development of an Online Support System for Higher Education Students - Higher Education and Online Support. Health, 10(03), pp. 351-364. doi: 10.4236/health.2018.103028

Abstract

An increasing number of higher education students face mental health difficulties, but the universities’ student support services (SSS) struggle to meet demand with limited resources. Web-based alternatives hold promise as a novel medium through which students could access support. Online interventions appear to be effective and may therefore provide a cost-effective alternative, relieving some of the burden on struggling SSS. This paper presents results from an explorative survey of 61 students questioned about their opinion of online support systems. The majority of students indicated that they would use such a system and that it should be interactive and personalized, focusing on time and money management, relaxation exercises, and building social skills. Future directions towards the development of such a system are discussed.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2018 by authors andScientific Research Publishing Inc.This work is licensed under the CreativeCommons Attribution InternationalLicense (CC BY 4.0). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Online Intervention, Mental Health, Study Skills, Students, Well-Being, Higher Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22188
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