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Wikowsky, Patty; Mendez, Sylvia L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
While the specific mission of master's-level student affairs preparation programs (SAPPs) may differ, the overarching purpose is to prepare graduates educated in student development to serve as leaders within higher education (Long, 2012; Nuss, 2003). As student populations evolve with increasing diversity, specifically in international…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Occupational Aspiration
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Heng, Tang T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
This study examined advice Chinese internationals would give to incoming Chinese international first-year students to ease their US college transitions. While the study was limited to 18 students from private, well ranked, 4-year liberal arts colleges who all appeared to be coping with their transitions (struggling students may have shied from…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Students, Opinions, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Cicchetti, Kaitlin Oyler; Park, Minkyung – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Internationalizing higher education is increasingly recognized as an important element of higher education today. Institutions want to produce graduates who are global citizens, and therefore attempt to strengthen their position in the global marketplace by internationalizing the campus community through the research, teaching, and service…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Multicampus Colleges, Case Studies, Student Personnel Services
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Mayhew, Matthew J.; Selznick, Benjamin S.; Lo, Marc A.; Vassallo, Stephen J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
The primary aim of college impact research is to isolate the extent to which outcomes associated with college attendance are influenced by higher education experiences. As part of this process, researchers draw from theory and the literature base to identify variables that have been shown to influence both the higher education experience and the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, College Seniors
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Ravert, Russell D.; Kim, Su Yeong; Schwartz, Seth J.; Weisskirch, Robert S.; Zamboanga, Byron L.; Ham, Lindsay S.; Donnellan, M. Brent; Bersamin, Melina M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
Sensation seeking is a known risk factor for unsafe and reckless behavior among college students, but its association with well-being is unknown. Given that exploration plays an important psychosocial role during the transition to adulthood, we examined the possibility that sensation seeking is also associated with psychological well-being. In a…
Descriptors: College Students, Risk, Behavior, Relationship
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Yan, Kun; Berliner, David C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
To date, no empirical research has focused solely upon understanding the personal and sociocultural stressors of Chinese international students in the United States. This qualitative inquiry examined what the most stressful aspects of their personal and social lives in the United States are, how they characterize their stress, and what conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Students, Stress Variables, Sociocultural Patterns
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Feltz, Deborah L.; Schneider, Richard; Hwang, Seunghyun; Skogsberg, Nikolaus J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
The present investigation sought to determine the extent to which collegiate student-athletes are susceptible to stereotype threat and the factors that predict it. We proposed a structural equation model (SEM) by which a perceived coach's positive regard for an athlete's academic ability, athletic identity, and academic identity predicts the…
Descriptors: College Students, Athletes, Risk, Stereotypes
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Warner, Stacy; Dixon, Marlene A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
Student affairs personnel are often charged with the task of creating a sense of community on campuses. Sports is among the many activities that historically have been used to meet this need for community among students. Yet, how and when a sense of community is created within a sports context has not been appropriately addressed in literature.…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Psychology, Student Experience, Student Personnel Services
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Bowman, Nicholas A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
Given the increasing racial diversity among American college students and society, it is critical to promote meaningful interracial interactions during college. Although a burgeoning literature demonstrates the link between interracial interactions and an array of student outcomes, some important issues have been largely overlooked. Most research…
Descriptors: College Students, Racial Differences, Racial Relations, Minority Group Students
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Jones, Susan R.; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Ireland, S. Mei-Yen; Niehaus, Elizabeth; Skendall, Kristan Cilente – Journal of College Student Development, 2012
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a multi-site case study designed to investigate students' experiences as participants in four week-long immersion programs (New York City, Peru, the Czech Republic, Chicago). Results highlight the significance of the context of the trips and specific characteristics of the trip (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Student Participation, Case Studies
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Thompson, Michael D. – Journal of College Student Development, 2012
Gender differences among contributing student leadership development resources were examined within the context of theory-based perspectives of leadership-related attributes. The findings suggest that students' increased engagement with institutional constituencies cultivates an environment conducive to students' cognitive development toward…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Cognitive Development, Gender Differences, Student Leadership
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Mayhew, Matthew J.; Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2012
Understanding the developmental issues first-time college students face is critical for scholars and educators interested in learning and development. This purpose of this study was to investigate the differential impact of first-year college experiences on the moral reasoning development of 1,469 students in moral transition versus those in moral…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Moral Values, Thinking Skills, Student Experience
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Kim, Jessica K.; Gasman, Marybeth – Journal of College Student Development, 2011
Through in-depth interviews, 14 Asian American college students at an elite, private Northeastern US university were asked to describe their experiences and relationships with family, friends, teachers, and counselors during their college-choice process. The results suggest that students considered their social networks, especially family and…
Descriptors: College Choice, School Guidance, School Counselors, Social Networks
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Reynolds, Amy L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2011
The purpose of this study was to gather student affairs professionals' perceptions of the knowledge and skills needed to effectively help students. Using the Delphi method, 159 entry-level and mid-level student affairs administrators from institutions across the United States were surveyed regarding their perceptions of the helping skills they use…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Student Personnel Services, Competence, Student Attitudes
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Savicki, Victor; Cooley, Eric – Journal of College Student Development, 2011
People who encounter a foreign culture face many challenges in the process of adjusting and adapting to it. For those who remain in contact with that culture over time, such as study abroad students, the adjustment demands may occur on many different levels. This article focuses on the cognitive level, particularly the students' social…
Descriptors: Family Problems, Nationalism, Social Attitudes, Foreign Culture
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