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Hignite, Lance R.; Marshall, Shantal; Naumann, Laura – College Student Journal, 2018
Despite relatively low levels of crime on campus, college and university students are not immune from criminal victimization. Students' levels of fear of crime on campus, perceptions regarding the likelihood of victimization, and confidence in campus police, shape their decisions to engage in specific avoidance and protective behaviors. This study…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Experience
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Lilly, Flavius R. W.; Owens, Jenny; Bailey, TaShara C.; Ramirez, Amy; Brown, Whitney; Clawson, Clancy – College Student Journal, 2018
Objective: This study examined the association between positive screening for depression, current exposure to microaggressions, distress evoked by microaggressions, and subjective social status among high-achieving minorities. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted using the Racial Microaggressions Scale, MacArthur Scale of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Correlation, Depression (Psychology)
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Miranda, Michael V. – College Student Journal, 2018
College students use online sources to obtain information about their institution's professors when preparing their schedules for the upcoming semester. While there is some disagreement among educators as to the validity of these student evaluations, students appear to find them to be quite useful. Might these evaluations, however, prove to be…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation
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Brown, Jennifer L.; da Silva, Stephanie; Newberry, Jennifer – College Student Journal, 2018
One out of every three students who begin an academic school year does not return for a second year, which has remained unchanged for the past 50 years. The Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education could improve the classroom learning environment, which could lead to increased student satisfaction and retention. More empirical…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Program Validation, Academic Persistence, Test Construction
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Martin, Jasel – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem: Compared with other ethnic groups, Black women are the least likely group to engage in the recommended amount of physical activity. However, few studies have specifically identified or addressed barriers to physical activity in Black college-aged women. Method: This cross-sectional study analyzed data from the 2013 National Health…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Leisure Time, Females, Physical Activities
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Saville, Bryan K.; Bureau, Alex; Eckenrode, Claire; Maley, Michelle – College Student Journal, 2018
Previous research on passion and burnout has shown that teachers, including college faculty, who show high levels of harmonious passion toward their work experience lower burnout than teachers who have high levels of obsessive passion. In the present study, we extended this line of research to college students. We found that students who were…
Descriptors: Burnout, College Faculty, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Liu, Meihua; Li, Mingming – College Student Journal, 2018
The present research examined the changes in Chinese university students' motivation to learn German during a 16-week semester. Analyses of the data showed that both at the beginning and toward the end of the semester, the participants held (fairly) positive attitudes towards German, were motivated to learn the language mainly for integrative and…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Henry, Brian; Cormier, Corinne; Hebert, Edward; Naquin, Mildred; Wood, Ralph – College Student Journal, 2018
Health and health-related behavior play a significant role in college students' academic performance. Unhealthy students and those who engage in risky health behaviors can have problems resulting in missed classes and lower grades. This study explored college students' health perceptions and behaviors, illness, and access to health care, and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Racial Relations, Gender Issues, Statistical Analysis
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Harrell, Johnna C.; Reglin, Gary – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem was the community college recognized a decline in student retention rates from 2009 to 2012 in the School of Nursing. Purpose of this program evaluation was to evaluate a faculty advising program (FAP) in the School of Nursing at a community college in regard to students' satisfaction and retention. Evaluation period was from Fall 2012 to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nursing Education, Faculty Advisers, Student Satisfaction
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Perkins, Rose J. Merlino – College Student Journal, 2018
"Women's Mental Health Questionnaire" (W-MHQ) assesses females' adult mental health concerns, and examines their associations with specified father-daughter childhood relationships. Presented are W-MHQ item and scale development, and psychometric findings drawn from factor analyses, reliability assessments, and validation processes. For…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Health, Questionnaires, Fathers
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Wilner, Molly; Kerr, Bradley; Moreno, Megan – College Student Journal, 2018
Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Facebook age presentation, Facebook alcohol displays, and alcohol related risk factors among college students. Methods: Students from two universities in the United States enrolled and accepted a researcher's Facebook friend request. Participant's Facebook profiles were evaluated…
Descriptors: Social Media, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Age
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Grijalva, Therese; Koford, Brandon C.; Parkhurst, Gregory – College Student Journal, 2018
Using data from 499 students over 12 sections, 2 courses, and 3 instructors, we estimate the effect of loss aversion on the probability of turning in extra credit assignments and the effect on the overall grade. Regression results indicate no effect of loss aversion on the probability of turning in extra credit assignments and no effect on a…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Probability, Student Motivation, Assignments
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Xu, Furong; Liu, Wenhao; Chepyator-Thomson, Jepkorir Rose; Schmidlein, Robert – College Student Journal, 2018
There are increased concerns about depression and anxiety among college students. Thus in need of actions to find proper intervention strategies to target this issue. The purpose of this study was to examine association between leisure-time physical activity and stress vulnerability among college students. A modified survey including physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Anxiety, Stress Management, Time Management
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Friddle, Clay; Tochkov, Karin – College Student Journal, 2018
The outdoor community has long been used to study motivation and sensation seeking. While sensation seeking is related to the personality traits extraversion and openness there has been little research conducted on the whole personality profile of this community. This study used the Five Factor Model and the Big Five Inventory to measure the…
Descriptors: Personality, Personality Traits, Profiles, Recreational Activities
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Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don – College Student Journal, 2018
This study developed an abbreviated form of Barron's (1953) Ego Strength Scale for use in research among college student samples. A version of Barron's scale was administered to 100 undergraduate college students. Using item-total score correlations and internal consistency, the scale was reduced to 18 items (Es18). The Es18 possessed adequate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Concept Measures, Test Length, Scores
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