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Camelo, Karen; Elliott, Marta – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Using survey data collected from 3,245 university students, we examined correlates of frequency of food insecurity and of grade point average (GPA), the association between food insecurity and GPA, and whether food insecurity mediates the associations between student characteristics and GPA. The results indicated that Black, Hispanic, Pell…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students
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Deason, Daniel L.; Dahlen, Eric R.; Madson, Michael B.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Relational aggression involves behaviors intended to harm others' social relationships, reputation or status, and feelings of belonging. Examples of the adverse correlates of relational aggression include peer rejection, anxiety and depression, poor psychological adjustment, problematic alcohol use, and dysfunctional anger. University housing…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Aggression, Anxiety Disorders, College Students
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Dong, Suhua – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Using data from the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Senior Survey, I compared first-generation students' self-reported levels of engagement and outcomes with those of continuing-generation students at 16 private liberal arts colleges (N = 7,611). Membership in the first-generation group demonstrated significant, positive main…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Private Colleges, Liberal Arts, Student Diversity
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Mwangi, Chrystal A. George; Daoud, Nina; Peralta, Alicia; Fries-Britt, Sharon – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Using critical consciousness as a framework, we investigated how the predominantly White institution (PWI) environment plays a role in Black immigrant students' engagement with race, racism, and race-based activism in the United States. Findings from this qualitative study demonstrate that Black immigrant students' positive and negative…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Activism, Consciousness Raising, Immigrants
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Torres, Vasti; Jones, Susan R.; Renn, Kristen – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
This essay advances discussion of the evolution of student development theory as foundational knowledge for student affairs practice and the role theoretical consensus plays in the application of theory to student affairs practice. We located our discussion within the context of student affairs as a low-consensus field and address 2 related…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Higher Education
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Oehme, Karen; Perko, Ann; Altemus, Michelle; Ray, Elizabeth C.; Arpan, Laura; Clark, James – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
University educators struggle to provide effective assistance to students for the transition to college life (Center for Collegiate Mental Health, 2019). Like many other institutions, Florida State University, population 42,000, has grappled with how best to help students meet these challenges. In 2018, the university administration requested a…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Web Based Instruction
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Jackson, Denise – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
I explored the perceived effectiveness of Australian undergraduate degree programs in preparing students for contemporary work. I examined student perceptions of program development of work-related knowledge and skills in Australia between 2013 and 2016 using national (N = 215,161) and institutional (N = 4,934) data. Variations in perceptions were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Career Readiness, Undergraduate Students
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Halper, Leah R.; Craft, Caleb A.; Shi, Yang – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
As the cost of attending postsecondary education increases, a growing number of college students seek and obtain employment while attending school (Carnevale, Smith, Melton, & Price, 2015; Davis, 2012). Existing research concerning college student employment typically addresses the same question: Is working during college related to students'…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Reflection, Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning
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Zilvinskis, John; Morgan, Demetri L.; Dugan, Brendan – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
Following insights gleaned from a previous study the authors conducted, and to encourage greater transparency in the quantitative research design of higher education studies, the authors tested which institution-level variables found within the activism literature can be retained when modeling student activism behavior at multiple levels (Morgan,…
Descriptors: Activism, College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Predictor Variables
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Parker, Eugene T., III; Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Pascarella, Ernest T.; McCowin, Jarvis A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
We utilized data from a multi-institutional longitudinal study to investigate the association between diversity-related coursework and moral development among students over 4 years of college. Our findings parallel the prior research, which support the positive effects of diversity on college students, by offering new evidence that diversity…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Multicultural Education, Longitudinal Studies, Learning Experience
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Hsieh, Jasper Kun-Ting; Wang, Li-Yi – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
Although the complexity of identity transformation among Chinese-speaking international students (CSIS) has been emphasized in previous research, there is a perceived linear and causal pattern between studying abroad and being intercultural. This pattern of thinking results in the risk of treating all the CSIS as the same in each cohort of…
Descriptors: Student Development, Student Experience, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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Garcia, Gina A.; Huerta, Adrian H.; Ramirez, Jenesis J.; Patrón, Oscar E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
As the number of Latino males entering college increases, there is a need to understand their unique leadership experiences. This study used a convergent parallel mixed methods design to understand what contexts contribute to Latino male undergraduate students' leadership development, capacity, and experiences. Quantitative data were gathered by…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership
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Wallace, Lacey N. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
I examined which students view campus gun carrying as socially beneficial, how these views vary based on social standing among peers, and to what extent students believe their own gun carrying behavior influences others. Data were drawn from a nationwide web survey of 520 US college students. Results indicate that males and those attending school…
Descriptors: Weapons, Student Attitudes, Campuses, Peer Relationship
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Nelson, Adam Ross – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
Student Conduct Administration (SCA) is one of many names for the processes and procedures through which colleges and universities manage student behavior. Despite the accessibility of quasi-experimental design (QED) in the study of education (Schlotter, Schwerdt, & Woessman, 2011), the existing scholarship has yet to generate strong empirical…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, College Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Development
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Johnson, Royel M.; Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Foster youth are among some of the nation's most underserved students in higher education. Of the more than 430,000 youth in the foster care system, only about 50% will graduate from high school and as little as 3% will ever earn a bachelor's degree (Pecora, 2012; Wolanin, 2005). While critically important for smoothing students' transition from…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth Programs, Outreach Programs, At Risk Persons
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