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Ludlum, Marty; Hongell, Linn; Tigerstedt, Christa; Alsobrook, Laura – College Student Journal, 2016
This research details surveys of current Finnish college students and their study habits. In the current project, we surveyed two distinct sets of students in the spring of 2012 (n = 74), and in the spring of 2014 (n = 119). We found that the students studied less than 9 hours per week. We found significant differences between students' study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Habits, Investigations
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Kulics, Jennifer M.; Kornspan, Alan S.; Kretovics, Mark – College Student Journal, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to assess the academic decision making beliefs of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Championship Series (FBS) student-athletes and to determine if the variables of gender and type of sport related to academic decision making behavior of student-athletes. Participants…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, College Athletics, Athletes
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Brown, Jennifer L. – College Student Journal, 2015
With growing concerns over higher education accountability and diminishing resources, student persistence rates and the reasons why students remain at a post-secondary institution continue to persist. Using the Backward Design Model, the purpose of this observational study was to determine the difference between the pre-college characteristics of…
Descriptors: Commuter Colleges, Academic Persistence, Alumni, College Freshmen
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Murphy, Angela J.; Collins, Jennifer M. – College Student Journal, 2015
The study explores the role of diversity in the underlying job attributes that college students use to evaluate careers and if there are differences in the individual job attributes based on the race, gender, and major of the participants. We use a factor analysis to explore the underlying factors associated with 16 job attributes. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: College Students, Preferences, Cultural Pluralism, Racial Differences
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Ferrari, Joseph R.; Haq, Arsalan; Williams, Shannon M. – College Student Journal, 2014
The present study explored perceptions of hope for social change through civic engagement. Psychology majors, active in campus clubs and organizations (n = 52; M age = 19 years old) completed survey measures predicting hopeful (agency and pathways) tendencies by positive personality qualities, such as positive perceptions of life, being…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizen Participation, Psychology, Majors (Students)
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Walsh, Ann D.; Woosley, Sherry A. – College Student Journal, 2013
This study examined the perceptions of high performing undergraduate students in marketing and advertising majors. Specifically, it examined the relationships among three levels of student performance and student satisfaction with their business programs and learning outcomes. High performing students were more satisfied with their programs and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Achievement, Student Attitudes, Marketing
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Koff, Rosalind N.; Moreno, Megan A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Internet use is widespread among the older adolescent population. Given the pervasiveness and frequency of internet use, concerns have been raised regarding the impact of excess internet use on adolescent health. In order to understand the impact of internet use on health, we must have accurate and reliable measures of internet use. This study…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Internet, Telecommunications
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May, Ross W.; Casazza, Stephen P. – College Student Journal, 2012
Previous research that has explored stress differences between "hard" and "soft" academic majors did not provide clear criteria for categorizing "hard" and "soft" majors, used a single item to measure reported stress, and reported contradictory stress differences between academic majors (Myrtek, Hilgenberg,…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Stress Management, Interpersonal Relationship, Extracurricular Activities
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Abu-Melhim, Abdel-Rahman – College Student Journal, 2009
Over the past several decades, there has been a growing interest in learning the English language in colleges and universities throughout Jordan. However, the real reasons for college students choosing English as a major do not seem to be clear. The researcher felt the need to investigate such reasons as well as describe the attitudes that…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching (Occupation), Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Rakovski, Carter C.; Levy, Elliott S. – College Student Journal, 2007
Dishonest behavior at the college level, particularly by business students, is an ethical issue of concern to the academic and business communities. Corporate scandals and federal legislation have brought additional attention to the ethical behavior of business leaders and the role of higher education in training the leaders of tomorrow. If…
Descriptors: Ethics, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Pierce, Charles E. – College Student Journal, 2007
This paper explores the academic success of NCAA Division I collegiate student athletes that enroll in engineering majors. At the University of South Carolina, which is a member of the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, nineteen engineering students were on an active athletic roster during the spring semester of 2005. The mean cumulative…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Athletics, Grade Point Average, Time Management
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Addus, Abdussalam A.; Chen, David; Khan, Anwar S. – College Student Journal, 2007
The lack of adequate background and/or preparation, among other things, causes many students to withdraw from college or to graduate with low grades, which often makes it difficult for them to obtain suitable jobs. This paper examines the academic performance and efforts to seek assistance for academic and related problems of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Counseling Services, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Mostafa, Mohamed M. – College Student Journal, 2007
This study examines Egyptian society's attitudes towards Machiavellianism held by a sample of 482 students majoring in marketing. The respondents completed the widely used Mach IV scale. The study validates the scale for the first time in an Arab non-Western context. The results reveal that age is inversely related to Machiavellianism, that there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Marketing, Student Attitudes