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Myers, Scott A.; Bogdan, Leah M.; Eidsness, Mary A.; Johnson, Angela N.; Schoo, Meghan E.; Smith, Nicole A.; Thompson, Michelle R.; Zackery, Brooke A. – College Student Journal, 2009
This study examined whether college students' perceptions of the positive and negative attributes of group work are associated with their tolerance for ambiguity, tolerance for disagreement, conversational sensitivity, and cognitive flexibility. Participants were 192 undergraduate students who completed a series of quantitative measures…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Personality Traits, Student Attitudes, Figurative Language
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Merten, Michael J.; Williams, Amanda L. – College Student Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of gender, current relationship status, and the interaction between gender and relationship status on the acceptability of marital violence among college men and women. Participants completed a questionnaire containing measures of marital violence acceptability and current relationship status.…
Descriptors: College Students, Family Violence, Females, Dating (Social)
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Ferrari, Joseph R.; McCarthy, Brendan J.; Milner, Lauren A. – College Student Journal, 2009
The present study explores the relationship between students' perception of their institution's mission identity, personal goal orientation tendencies, and the extent to which they engage in mission-driven activities. Goal orientation research categorizes student motivations in three ways: mastery orientation (MO), performance-approach (PAp)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Classification
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Hoyert, Mark Sudlow; O'Dell, Cynthia D. – College Student Journal, 2009
This paper examines the relationship between goal orientation and grades in two groups of college students: 369 students aged 18 to 23 and 71 students 24 years of age and older. Older students tended to earn higher grades than their younger counterparts. Non-traditional aged students also endorsed learning goals more than traditional-aged…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Failure, Goal Orientation
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Jackson, Rebecca A.; Berry, Tanya R.; Kennedy, Michael D. – College Student Journal, 2009
Background: Poor nutritional practices and heightened levels of stress, two common attributes of university life, are strongly linked with weight gain and decreased health. Little research has examined the relationships between university students' lifestyle factors and campus eating behaviours; therefore, this study aimed to examine relationships…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Food
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Yoh, Taeho – College Student Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate motivational attitudes toward participating in physical activity among international students attending colleges in the United States. Five-hundred twenty-one students participated in this study. The results indicated that the factors of organic development ("keeping good health and physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Physical Activities, Quality of Life, Recreation
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Lindsey, Billie J.; Fabiano, Patricia; Stark, Chris – College Student Journal, 2009
This study examined depression among a random sample of students (N = 618) enrolled in a medium size university in the Pacific Northwest who responded to the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment. The results indicated that one in four students experienced depression in the past year and men were as likely as…
Descriptors: Pain, Learning Disabilities, Drinking, Depression (Psychology)
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Yurchisin, Jennifer; Yan, Ruoh-Nan; Watchravesringkan, Kittichai; Chen, Cuiping – College Student Journal, 2008
The purpose of our research is to investigate whether a relationship exists between life status changes, negative emotional state, and compensatory consumption among college students. Undergraduates from four states completed a questionnaire which assessed the degree to which they were experiencing both life status changes and negative emotional…
Descriptors: College Students, Emotional Response, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Kavas, Aysel; Kavas, Alican – College Student Journal, 2008
The findings of an exploratory survey related to students' perceptions of factors, including accent and pronunciation, influencing their learning were presented. Data were collected from students through a self-administered questionnaire at one Southeastern University. A big majority (82.4%) of the respondents indicated that instructors'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pronunciation, Foreign Nationals, College Faculty
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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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Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C. – College Student Journal, 2007
The current study reports on a study examining the safety concerns of male and female staff members on a small university campus. A 160-item questionnaire was distributed to 231 staff employees (49 males and 182 females), which asked individuals questions pertaining to socio-demographic information, daily routines and campus activities, awareness…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Gender Differences, Safety
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Parish, Thomas S.; Henke, Whitney; Dopp, Austin – College Student Journal, 2007
College student-athletes are often placed in the position of having to be successful on-and-off the playing field. To facilitate their various efforts the following "Ten Commandments for College Student-Athletes" are offered. These "Ten Commandments" should not only indicate to the student-athletes in question what they might be doing wrong, but…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Students, Academic Achievement, Guidelines
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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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Wright, Robert E. – College Student Journal, 2006
Student evaluations of instruction have long been used to evaluate the teaching performance of instructors. However, despite the widespread use of data from student evaluations for the purpose of determining faculty teaching effectiveness, a review of the literature in the area indicates that issues concerning the validity and usefulness of such…
Descriptors: Validity, College Students, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Payne, Denise A.; Johnson, Julie M. – College Student Journal, 2005
The purpose of this project was to provide a resource for distance education graduate students or their instructors to help students excel in their online programs. The researchers interviewed 15 people, consisting of current students and recent graduates. Participants provided information about the nature of online courses, why these courses were…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Distance Education
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