Feedback on the COPE Program from Freshman College Students with Implications for Future Research and Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308226
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Feedback on the COPE Program from Freshman College Students with Implications for Future Research and Practice
Author(s):
Taylor, Tiffany; Hoying, Jacqueline; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Amaya, Megan E; Bowersox, Kristen; Szalacha, Laura
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon
Author Details:
Tiffany Taylor, RN, CPNP, taylor.2307@buckeyemail.osu.edu; Jacqueline Hoying, MS, RN, NEA-BC; Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN; Megan E Amaya, PhD; Kristen Bowersox, BS, RN; Laura Szalacha, EdD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: College student evaluations from the COPE on-line program, a 7 session cognitive behavioral skills building intervention, will be discussed and recommendations for practice and future research will be highlighted.

Methods: Following the completion of the COPE program, college students completed a program evaluation survey. Open ended feedback from the students was analyzed for themes.

Results: Fifty-eight percent of the students found COPE helpful. Sixty-two percent of students believed that all freshman students should have the COPE program during their first year of college. Further, 58% of students reported that they know of friends who would benefit from the program. The major themes that emerged were that the program helped the students cope with stress in a healthy way and think more positively. Students reported the three new skills learned most in COPE included positive thinking, coping positively with stress, and positive self-talk.  They also reported that positive thinking and goal setting were the two skills from the program most being used.

Conclusion: Evaluation feedback indicated COPE demonstrated many benefits for participants, including learning how to cope more positively with stress and goal setting. Results of this evaluation increase our understanding of the COPE program acceptability, impact and usefulness of the program content.

Keywords:
COPE; Mental health; College students
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFeedback on the COPE Program from Freshman College Students with Implications for Future Research and Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Tiffanyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoying, Jacquelineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMelnyk, Bernadette Mazureken_GB
dc.contributor.authorAmaya, Megan Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorBowersox, Kristenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSzalacha, Lauraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsTiffany Taylor, RN, CPNP, taylor.2307@buckeyemail.osu.edu; Jacqueline Hoying, MS, RN, NEA-BC; Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN; Megan E Amaya, PhD; Kristen Bowersox, BS, RN; Laura Szalacha, EdDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308226-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Purpose: College student evaluations from the COPE on-line program, a 7 session cognitive behavioral skills building intervention, will be discussed and recommendations for practice and future research will be highlighted. <p>Methods: Following the completion of the COPE program, college students completed a program evaluation survey. Open ended feedback from the students was analyzed for themes. <p>Results: Fifty-eight percent of the students found COPE helpful. Sixty-two percent of students believed that all freshman students should have the COPE program during their first year of college. Further, 58% of students reported that they know of friends who would benefit from the program. The major themes that emerged were that the program helped the students cope with stress in a healthy way and think more positively. Students reported the three new skills learned most in COPE included positive thinking, coping positively with stress, and positive self-talk.  They also reported that positive thinking and goal setting were the two skills from the program most being used. <p>Conclusion: Evaluation feedback indicated COPE demonstrated many benefits for participants, including learning how to cope more positively with stress and goal setting. Results of this evaluation increase our understanding of the COPE program acceptability, impact and usefulness of the program content.en_GB
dc.subjectCOPEen_GB
dc.subjectMental healthen_GB
dc.subjectCollege studentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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