Support Student Wellness

Health and wellness influence students’ academic and personal outcomes. What students learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle now can build a foundation for their future success. In your role at ASU, you are uniquely positioned to support student success.

Facts:

ASU students reported the following factors were barriers to their academic performance. Students indicated these barriers resulted in them getting a lower grade in a class, dropping or taking an incomplete in a class, or having significant delays in their graduate studies. The proportion of ASU students who indicated they had experienced these top barriers in the past 12 months was:

  • 12.8% academic responsibilities
  • 13.1% being overcommitted
  • 12.3% stress
  • 10.6% depression
  • 10.2% anxiety

28.8% of ASU students had experienced one or more of these top five barriers.  

Other top barriers experienced by ASU students during the past 12 months included:

  • 8.3% sleep difficulties
  • 6.9% work
  • 6.2% family problems
  • 5.8% academic processes (withdrawing from classes, meeting with an advisor, paying for classes, financial aid applications, etc.)
  • 4.8% finances

Some barriers are less common, but have significant impact for those ASU students who experience them. The data below reflects the proportion of ASU who reported the experience as a barrier among those who reported the experience occurred in the past 12 months.  These barriers resulted in the student getting a lower grade in a class, dropping or taking an incomplete in a class, or having significant delays in their graduate studies..

  • 39.4% of students who had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder reported this was a barrier to their academic performance.
  • 37.3% of students who had a learning disability reported this was a barrier to their academic performance.
  • 31.7% of students who experienced reported this was a barrier to their academic performance.
  • 21.7% of students with a chronic health problem reported this was a barrier to their academic performance.
  • 21.6% of students who were overcommitted reported this was a barrier to their academic performance.
  • 19.4% of students who had anxiety reported this was a barrier to their academic performance.
  • 19.4% of students with chronic pain indicated this was a barrier to their academic performance.

These data provides compelling evidence that student experiences can have significant impact on academic performance indicators. These students may benefit from academic support services, disability resources, counseling, health services and other programs designed to help students succeed. As student leaders, faculty, administrators and staff, parents and family members, you can provide information and make referrals to resources that can support their success.

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