Undergraduate Student Thriving: An Assessment and Comparison of Nutrition Science and Dietetics Students

David Edens, Erik Froyen


This study utilizes the Thriving Quotient to determine the factors of student thriving for students in a nutrition and dietetics program at a large university in Southern California. Additionally, the study compared these students to the national averages for the factors of thriving. The Thriving Quotient assesses student levels of engagement, academic determination, positive perspective, social connectedness, and diverse citizenship. The largest influence on thriving for the sample population were engagement and academic determination. Comparisons to the national average and implications on practice are discussed.

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