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Jordan, Katherine A.; Anderson, Denise M. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
Leisure experience during free time has many benefits yet employed college students have limited available free time. Utilizing semi-structured interviews (N=34) during the spring and fall of 2017, this study explored free time experiences of college students employed on campus. Interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed by a team of three…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Student Employment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Amos, Samantha N.; Latz, Amanda O.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to understand how institutions of higher education implemented a gender-inclusive housing option for students from the perspective of student affairs administrators. Of particular interest was how housing administrators perceived a gender-inclusive housing option impacted students and the campus community.…
Descriptors: College Housing, Student Personnel Workers, Administrator Attitudes, LGBTQ People
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Goodman, Michael A.; Templeton, Lindsey L. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
Fraternity/sorority life is a complex profession with a high turnover rate of professional staff members. In this qualitative study of 11 new fraternity/sorority professionals following their first year in their roles, we examine how new professionals perceive and navigate expertise. We then present implications for practice and research in…
Descriptors: Fraternities, Sororities, Expertise, Professional Personnel
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Varga, Mary Alice; Lanier, Bethany; Biber, Duke; Stewart, Bridgette – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
This study examined the relationships between holistic grief effects experienced by college students, mental health, and the use of various counseling supports. A total of 1,092 college students completed an online survey about their losses, holistic grief effects they experienced, and the various types of counseling support they utilized while…
Descriptors: Grief, Mental Health, Counseling Services, College Students
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Chambers, Kaia; Romsa, Bryan; Romsa, Katelyn – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
Campus sexual misconduct has been a growing concern in recent years. The researchers of this qualitative study analyzed the perceived adequacy of current sexual misconduct training and delivery practices from Title IX coordinators representing 11 higher education institutions across the United States. Results point to the importance of…
Descriptors: Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Training, Program Effectiveness
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Egan, John D.; McBrayer, Juliann Sergi; Wells, Pamela; Tolman, Steven – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
Institutions of higher education espouse the importance of developing future leaders, although limited research assesses undergraduate leadership programs from the alumni lens. Interviews with alumni from a student affairs leadership program revealed the importance of incorporating leadership experiences, learning community, formal learning, peer…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Grabsch, Dustin K.; Webb, Stephanie; Moore, Lori L.; Dooley, Kim E. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
High-impact practices in education can have a transformative influence on students' educational growth and personal development; however, research suggests that not all students participate in these educationally purposeful activities. Some institutions have integrated high-impact-practice programs into the curriculum to center these opportunities…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Characteristics, Decision Making, Barriers
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Howard, Brandin L. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
For decades, the student affairs field has viewed supervision as a vital function of many professional roles for which staff rarely receive intentional training. While there is limited scholarship outlining what effective supervision should entail, the frameworks available to intentionally guide supervisory skill development is sparse. The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Discipline, Supervision, Skill Development
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Stone, Ashley N.; Évora, Karina A. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
While rural students enter higher education at lower rates than their urban and suburban counterparts, an even smaller number of rural students make the active choice to leave their community and pursue a postsecondary degree in an urban setting. As part of a larger phenomenological study, this article explored the motivating factors for rural…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Rural to Urban Migration, College Students, School Choice
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Cronin, Sarah; Levene, Anna C.; Pajari, Alyssa; Evans, Courtney; Ulrich, Madison – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
The number of college students experiencing mental health related concerns has increased each year, yet two-thirds do not seek help. Compared to students who use counseling, students who need but do not receive help have poorer academic outcomes. On-campus college counseling centers are valuable resource that benefits student well-being, including…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Sarna, Vincent; Dentato, Michael P.; DiClemente, Cara M.; Richards, Maryse H. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender + (LGBT+) undergraduate student community are at heightened risk for a variety of health and mental health challenges due to unsupportive environments which may include home, school, and society. However, research underscores the importance of mentors, mentorship, and other social supports…
Descriptors: Mentors, LGBTQ People, Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students
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Abouras, Rachel – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
Recent scholarship suggests that sense of calling may strongly correlate with a host of positive life outcomes. It follows that further investigation into the construct of calling may have promising applications for student affairs professionals, whose work is oriented toward helping students achieve such outcomes. To that end, this study drew…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Personnel Workers, Self Efficacy, Citizen Participation
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Oxendine, Symphony; Taub, Deborah J. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
The purpose of this quantitative multi-institutional study was to examine the contributions of institutional integration and cultural integrity to Native college students' sense of belonging within Non-Native Colleges and Universities. Both cultural integrity and institutional integration contributed significantly to sense of belonging. This study…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Sense of Community, Integrity, American Indian Students
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Potts, Charlie – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
This qualitative research study examines the sense of belonging among first year students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the study focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced a sense of belonging among first year students as they transition to college. Focus group data collected at a small, liberal arts institution was…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sense of Community, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Rai, Abha; Lee, Sunwoo; Yates, Helen Taylor; Brown, Shena Leverett – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
International students in the United States face unique challenges of adjusting to college life in a foreign country due to additional stressors of language, differing academic and study habits, and being socially isolated from their home environment. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the levels of acculturative stress of…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment
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