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Linley, Jodi L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
I critically examined the ways racially minoritized college students who served as peer socialization agents (i.e., orientation leaders, tour guides) experienced their campus climate in relation to their racial identities and student ambassador positions. Framed by critical race theory, the counternarratives of 11 racially minoritized peer…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, College Students, Minority Group Students, Socialization
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Lim, Jae Hoon; Interiano, Claudia G.; Nowell, Caroline E.; Tkacik, Peter T.; Dahlberg, Jerry L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
In this interpretative phenomenological study, the implicit cultural values and expectations embedded in faculty/staff's perceptions and how they functioned as a hidden curriculum against student veterans' smooth transition into higher education were analyzed based on in-depth interviews with 20 student veterans and 9 faculty/staff members. By…
Descriptors: Veterans, Barriers, Nontraditional Students, Phenomenology
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Miller, Ryan A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Little has been published on the intersections of disability and queer identities among college students. I propose 5 intersectional identity perspectives based on semistructured interviews with 25 students at a research university who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer students with disabilities. Students articulated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Sexual Identity, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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Neville, Kathleen M.; Parker, Tara L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
In this phenomenological study we relied on classroom observations and 22 in-depth interviews with students as they interacted with African American faculty. Findings reveal the meaning students made from these classroom interactions and the ways African American faculty, significantly and positively, influenced the student experience. More…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Student Attitudes
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McCoy, Dorian L.; Luedke, Courtney L.; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
For this multisite qualitative case study, framed in Bourdieu's social reproduction theory, we examined mentoring experiences among Students of Color majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at both a predominantly White institution and a historically Black institution. Findings revealed that faculty served…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mentors, Minority Group Students, STEM Education
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Means, Darris R.; Pyne, Kimberly B. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
For this qualitative case study we explored students' perceptions of institutional support and sense of belonging within the college environment. Following 10 low-income, first-generation college students out of a college access program and through their first year of college, we examined institutional support structures that have been reported to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Low Income Groups
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Perez, Rosemary J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
In this longitudinal qualitative study I explored the development of self-authorship among 21 student affairs master's candidates at 2 institutions. The findings suggest that growth, regression, and stasis in newcomers' developmental capacities for self-authorship occurred as they matriculated, and that these developmental trajectories reflected…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research, Constructivism (Learning)
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Duran, Antonio; Pérez, David, II – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
Using data from the National Study on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education, we add to the scholarship on queer students of color by exploring how queer Latino men expand on familial capital in college. Specifically, we utilized phenomenology to understand how participants decided whether to disclose their sexual orientation to family. In…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Higher Education, Males, Hispanic American Students
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Swanbrow Becker, Martin A.; Schelbe, Lisa; Romano, Kelly; Spinelli, Carmella – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
Academic enrichment programs seek to address the challenges first-generation students face, but research tends to focus on academic outcomes. In this study we investigated first-generation students' perceptions of how a program addresses their mental well-being. A total of 25 undergraduate students who were enrolled in an academic enrichment…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes
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Alazzi, Khaled; Al-Jarrah, Abdelnaser – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Using a qualitative research methodology, we interviewed 20 Southeast Asian undergraduate students from Malaysia and Indonesia attending universities in northern Jordan to identify any adjustment problems they may have been facing. These international students experienced pressure to succeed from their sponsoring agencies and families, a very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment
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Museus, Samuel D.; Lambe Sariñana, Susan A.; Yee, April L.; Robinson, Thomas E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Mixed-race persons constitute a substantial and growing population in the United States. We examined multiracial college students' experiences with prejudice and discrimination in college with conducted focus group interviews with 12 mixed-race participants and individual interviews with 22 mixed-race undergraduates to understand how they…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Multiracial Persons, Racial Discrimination
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Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.; Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
In a qualitative study we examined the constructs "race" and "ethnicity" and their relative importance in the multidimensional identities of 52 Asian American undergraduates across 2 universities. Findings suggest these constructs are useful for Asian American students' identity claims and that multiple contextual influences…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Asian American Students, Qualitative Research
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Smith, Virginia J.; Kearney, Kerri S. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
US third culture kids (TCKs), or those who spend a significant amount of their developmental years in other countries, often repatriate for college. However, the TCK population is typically invisible on US campuses, and understanding of their journeys is lacking. Using as lenses Erikson's stages of development (1963, 1968, 1997) and the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Cultural Differences, Self Concept, College Students
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Muñoz, Susana M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Previous qualitative studies on undocumented college students have primarily focused on their lived experiences; however, little research has been done to consider the disclosure process or identity management for undocumented students, particularly students who self-identify as "undocumented and unafraid." Using research on legal…
Descriptors: College Students, College Graduates, Undocumented Immigrants, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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