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The present study examines various forms of self-care and how they relate to college students’ well-being. The researchers wanted to know: (1) What types of self-care strategies do students use? (2) Which of these self-care strategies enhance well-being? (3) How do these self-care strategies enhance well-being? There were 84 SNC student participants recruited through SONA systems. Participants were given an online questionnaire through Qualtrics, that consisted of questions regarding participants’ definition of self-care, the types of self-care they engage in, the features of their self-care, and well-being. The results showed that participants were more likely to engage in passive relaxation activities (like listening to music), compared to active relaxation activities (like pampering yourself) or physical activities. There was a positive relationship between physical activity and well-being, and a negative relationship between active relaxation activities and well-being. When participants felt competent and capable when doing self-care, well-being increased. Now, the researchers pose the question to you: Do you feel as though you need to nourish to flourish?


Dr. Danielle Geerling, Psychology

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psychology, self-care

Do You Have to Nourish to Flourish?

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