College Freshmen Emotional Health at All-Time Low

A study released by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute puts the emotional health of college freshman at an all time low. The study surveyed 200,000 college freshmen and found that only 52 percent of them rated their emotional health as high or above average.

Female students were less likely to have high levels of emotional health compared to males, USA Today reports. Poor emotional health can contribute to poor time management or judgment, as well as a lack of academic motivation.

The study also found that the percentage of students with unemployed parents was on the rise.

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