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Carter, Briana; Chopak-Foss, Joanne; Punungwe, Fadzai B. – College Student Journal, 2016
Background and Aims: The purpose of this study was to measure the sleep quality of a sample of undergraduate students and compare it to the recommendations for young adults from the National Sleep Foundation. Methods: A sample of undergraduate students from a midsized public university in the Southeast were recruited for this study (N = 86). The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sleep, Quality of Life, National Standards
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Ellis, Jon B.; Kaniuk, Andrea; Barnes, Jenny – College Student Journal, 2016
A number of studies suggest an association between substance use and suicidal behavior. However, relatively few studies have examined reasons for living, adaptive beliefs that prevent one from committing suicide, in substance using populations. The current study examines reasons for living and methamphetamine use in 240 college students.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Drug Abuse
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Jones, Michael; Baldi, Cindi; Phillips, Carl; Waikar, Avinash – College Student Journal, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to better understand what recruiters are looking for in potential job applicants. Past studies tend to be unclear on how GPA ranks in relation to soft skills (traits and social skills important in interacting with others). Also, most of these studies were conducted at either Ivy League colleges, where the admissions…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Job Applicants
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Pasley, Kay; Fincham, Frank D. – College Student Journal, 2016
Friends with benefits relationships (FWBRs) occur when two friends who are not in a committed romantic relationship engage in ongoing sexual activity (i.e., oral sex and/or intercourse) over a period of time. The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and psychosocial characteristics of college men involved in FWBRs (N = 407) using s…
Descriptors: Males, Friendship, Intimacy, Student Behavior
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Sutter, Nate; Paulson, Sharon – College Student Journal, 2016
The current study examined whether it is possible to increase college students' intention to earn a four-year degree with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Three research questions were examined: (1) Can the TPB predict traditional undergraduates' graduation intention? (2) Does graduation intention differ by traditional students' year of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Behavior Theories
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Daugherty, Timothy K.; Julian, Hannah M.; Lynch, Nicole M.; Chen, Stephanie J.; Whipple, Tanya L.; Ginsburg, Austin F. – College Student Journal, 2016
Examined a version of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) wellness model that was revised to include a ninth factor, sexual wellness: "understanding the human body, choosing the type and size of one's family, and experiencing satisfaction (alone or with consenting others) while maintaining autonomy,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Wellness, Human Body, College Students
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Shi, Lihong – College Student Journal, 2016
With the popularity of learner-oriented approach in language teaching, research on learners is gaining more and more importance. This paper attempts to review the empirical researches on self-efficacy in the ESL/EFL settings during the past 10 years with the purpose of depicting the extent to which the self-efficacy research in ESL/EFL has…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Abreu, Marlene; Hillier, Ashleigh; Frye, Alice; Goldstein, Jody – College Student Journal, 2016
Students with disabilities are a growing population in post-secondary institutions, yet present poorer academic outcomes compared to students without disabilities. The current study examined university students' own perceptions and experiences with disability support services (SDS) including how helpful they found the accommodations they were…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Disabilities, Student Personnel Services
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Strage, Amy; Sorkhabi, Nadia – College Student Journal, 2016
Sadly, data collected from universities across the nation continue to suggest that fully half of the "emerging adults" (Arnett, 2015) who make their way to college will not graduate. This vexing statistic is particularly troublesome because it reflects a tremendous cost--in dollars, in time, and in self-esteem. In this study, we report…
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Educational Experience, Statistical Analysis
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Eldaba, Abir – College Student Journal, 2016
The globalization of economies and societies has created many positive influences on American universities. One relevant influence is increasing the number of international students. Conversely, these students encounter many social and academic challenges. Therefore, universities should adapt their programs to assist international students in…
Descriptors: Social Development, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Walters, Lisa M.; Seyedian, Mojtaba – College Student Journal, 2016
Almost half of full-time, first-time undergraduate students fail to finish their course of study within four years. To increase retention and graduation rates, a greater emphasis on academic advising is in order. The positive influence of an effective advising program on student success is well documented in the literature; however, there has not…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Case Studies, Program Improvement, Undergraduate Students
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Fuertes, Jairo N.; Hoffman, Alexander – College Student Journal, 2016
Objective: This study examined alcohol consumption at two college campuses, a "dry" urban campus and a "wet" rural campus. We examined alcohol consumption as a function of students' membership in: Greek Organizations, NCAA Varsity Athletic teams, or as being Unaffiliated in these groups. Participants: Two hundred eighty-eight…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Urban Schools
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2016
The new social studies curriculum has a vibrant emphasis with in-depth teaching rather than survey procedures. In-depth teaching stresses the importance of pupils understanding concepts and generalizations more thoroughly than was true formerly. Rote learning and memorization are things of the past unless they are truly vital in ongoing lessons…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development
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Selkie, Ellen M.; Kota, Rajitha; Moreno, Megan – College Student Journal, 2016
Problem: Cyberbullying is common among adolescents, and emerging studies also describe this phenomenon in college students. Less is known about specific cyberbullying behaviors and roles in cyberbullying incidents experienced by college females. Methods: 249 female students from 4 colleges completed online surveys assessing involvement in 11…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Females, College Students
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Claybrooks, Shanita Gail; Taylor, Faye P. – College Student Journal, 2016
This study was a combined causal-comparative and quasiexperimental exploration that related Tinto's Theory of Student Integration to the use of a college success course as a student persistence tool in a for-profit postsecondary setting. It sought to explore whether any relationship existed between student persistence and participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, Courses
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