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Contreras-Aguirre, Hilda Cecilia; Gonzalez Y Gonzalez, Elsa – College Student Journal, 2017
International students enrolled in American institutions of higher education have been increasing during the past decades. The current study addresses the experiences of international female graduate students in the United States, in terms of difficulties as students at a southern American university and temporal residents of the United States.…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research
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Freysteinsdóttir, Freydís Jóna; Skúlason, Sigurgrímur; Halligan, Caitlin; Knox, David – College Student Journal, 2014
Seven hundred and twenty-two undergraduates from a large southeastern university in the U.S. and 368 undergraduates from The University of Iceland in the Reykjavik, Iceland completed a 100 item Internet questionnaire revealing their (mostly white and 20-24 years old) attitudes on various relationship and sexual issues. Significant differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Baba, Yoko; Hosoda, Megumi – College Student Journal, 2014
Numerous studies have examined international students' adjustment problems, yet, these studies have not explored the mechanisms through which social support operates in the context of stressful events in predicting cross-cultural adjustment among international students. Using Barrera's (1988) models of social support, the present study…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Foreign Students, Acculturation, Student Adjustment
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Rosehfeld, Barbara; O'Connor-Petruso, Sharon A. – College Student Journal, 2014
Mobile phones are used around the world, however, there are no definitive rules regarding their appropriate use. In the absence of such codification, the researchers surveyed 225 American and 115 Chinese college students to understand their perceptions of etiquette and appropriate use of mobile phones both in the classroom and in other public…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Pumper, Megan A.; Yaeger, Jeffery P.; Moreno, Megan A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Social networking sites are globally popular. In the United States, these types of sites are perceived positively by users and used at high rates, which has likely yielded personal health behavior displays such as substance abuse and depression. Due to possible cultural influence present on these sites, it remains unknown if SNS could be utilized…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Edwards-Joseph, Arline; Baker, Stanley B. – College Student Journal, 2012
This study investigated whether or not Caribbean overseas students, attending universities in the United States, perceived that they experienced culture shock and what themes emerged explaining their experiences. Thirty-eight participants indicated having experienced culture shock, and 20 did not. Five major themes (loneliness and feelings of not…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Values, Cultural Awareness
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Hoxha, Eneda; Hatala, Mark N. – College Student Journal, 2012
Cross-cultural differences in romantic attitudes are often taken for granted and accepted. However, very little research has been conducted to clearly state how much and how different Albanian and American college students are in the way they love. Results indicate that Americans are more romantic than Albanians. In addition, Americans are more…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Student Attitudes, Intimacy, College Students
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Reiter, Michael D.; Richmond, Katherine; Stirlen, Amber; Kompel, Natalia – College Student Journal, 2009
This study explores the area of intercultural dating relationships. An intercultural relationship is characterized by two individuals that come from different religions, cultures, and/or races and label their relationship as romantic. Such couples have been taboo for much of history, but have rapidly increased within the past thirty years (Crohn,…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Dating (Social), Cultural Differences, Interpersonal Relationship
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Bresciani, Marilee Ludvik – College Student Journal, 2008
Students' interactions with student affairs personnel should provide opportunities for students to reinforce their global citizenship, since many opportunities to practice such citizenship are provided in the co-curricular (e.g., service learning, leadership development, negotiation of differences). As such, student affairs personnel need to be…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Global Approach, Competence, Literature Reviews
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Regan, Pamela C.; Durvasula, Ramani S. – College Student Journal, 2008
Preventative screening in the form of clinical breast examinations remains among the best protections against breast cancer. Despite the benefits that regular examinations confer, many women fail to obtain screening tests. Because ethnic minority women are particularly unlikely to undergo regular screening, and experience increased mortality and…
Descriptors: Females, Screening Tests, Cancer, Hispanic American Students
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Wang, Li Hui; Yang, Hsin Ling; Chen, Yin Chang; Davis, Rebecca; Schwartz, Miriam E.; Tam, Chick F. – College Student Journal, 2008
The objective was to examine differences of dietary pattern, physical activity and energy balance in 240 college students with 137 of them enrolled in California State University, Los Angeles (LA) and the other 93 enrolled in China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan (TW). A three-day dietary record and a 24-hour physical activity journal were…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Activities, Health Behavior, Life Style
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Wang, Li Hui; Tam, Chick F.; Yang, Hsin Ling; Chen, Yin Chang; Davis, Rebecca; Schwartz, Miriam E. – College Student Journal, 2008
Lutein and zeaxanthin (L/Z) were related to macular health. With respect to increasing life expectancy, age-related macular disease (AMD) has become a concern on public health. The objective was to investigate dietary L/Z intake and its related food preference in populations living in different areas. A three-day dietary record and a supplement…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Public Health, Food
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Smith, Timothy B.; Bowman, Raquel; Hsu, Sungti – College Student Journal, 2007
College campuses are becoming increasingly racially diverse and may provide an optimal setting for the reduction of racial stereotypes and prejudices perpetuated in society. To better understand racism among college students, this study evaluated the attitudes of Asian and White European Americans toward several racial out-groups. Participants…
Descriptors: College Students, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Social Attitudes
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Bjornsen, Christopher A.; Scepansky, James A.; Suzuki, Akira – College Student Journal, 2007
The authors adapted a measure of apathy previously used with Japanese college students to investigate relations between this construct and personality traits among U.S. college students. Males and females reported similar levels of apathy, and both were significantly lower than those obtained from Japanese college students. Analyses demonstrate…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Construct Validity
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Blake, Andrew C. – College Student Journal, 2006
Although many studies have looked at adjustment problems of foreign students, there is very little literature on African students studying specifically at a historically black institution. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences and investigate the factors that cause adjustment problems for African students enrolled in the Spring…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Students, Intelligence, Student Adjustment
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