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Chatterjee, Ayona; Marachi, Christine; Natekar, Shruti; Rai, Chinki; Yeung, Fanny – College Student Journal, 2018
Improving graduation rates is one of the biggest missions in many universities across the country and it is surely the case on the campus of this institution. The work here presents a statistical tool box to use early academic performance as a predictor for graduation with logistic regression and machine learning techniques. The methods described…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Student Characteristics, Graduation, Probability
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Harper, Casandra E.; Yeung, Fanny P. – College Student Journal, 2015
This study utilized logistic regression to test whether students' personal characteristics and experiences significantly predict their likelihood of dating interracially in college. The data were drawn from the Campus Life in America Student Survey (CLASS), which was administered to freshmen who were then resurveyed as juniors (n = 513). The most…
Descriptors: College Students, Predictor Variables, Racial Relations, Dating (Social)
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Szabo, Yvette Z.; Chang, Andrew; Chancellor-Freeland, Cheryl – College Student Journal, 2015
Previous studies have found that an individual's perception of control in a situation (Locus of Control; LOC) can serve as a protective factor that has physiological and psychological benefits. The present study examines LOC in an acute stress paradigm to examine the relationship between LOC and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning as…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Speech
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Ferrer, Eileen; Lew, Polong; Jung, Sarah M.; Janeke, Emilia; Garcia, Michelle; Peng, Cindy; Poon, George; Rathod, Vinisha; Beckwith, Sharon; Tam, Chick F. – College Student Journal, 2014
Music therapy can be an effective treatment that prevents stress from contributing to the etiology of disease. For this study, the participants, college students enrolled in an annual Alternative Nutrition class at California State University, Los Angeles, were instructed to select a song to present during class. After listening to each song…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, Music Therapy, Feedback (Response)
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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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Riconscente, Michelle M.; Seli, Helena – College Student Journal, 2012
Prior research has shown that both self-efficacy and interest are related to important academic processes outcomes such as use of deep strategies, persistence, attention, and achievement. However, little research has examined whether course and professor characteristics are predictive of undergraduates' self-efficacy and interest. The present…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Evaluation
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Tam, Chick F.; Lew, PoLong; Schwartz, Miriam; Poon, George; An, JaeYoon; Lee, Jina; Chan, Katie; Li, Kenneth; Cheung, Yuen Ting; Luong, Duyen; Davis, Rebecca; Kim, James C.; Kim, Rachel Byungsook; Kim, Samuel Saychang – College Student Journal, 2012
The purpose of this study is to observe the differences in dietary intakes between two generations, male and female Korean American college students with their respective parents, living in the Los Angeles Areas. This study compared dietary nutrient intakes between old Koreans (KO) (n=28, average age: 53.4[plus or minus]6.4 years, with 13 males…
Descriptors: Females, Acculturation, Age Differences, Eating Habits
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Kim, Nam; Tam, Chick F.; Poon, George; Lew, Polong; Kim, Samuel Saychang; Kim, James C.; Kim, Rachel Byungsook – College Student Journal, 2010
This study was to investigate how dietary pattern, food choice, food consumption, nutrient intake and body mass index (BMI) vary with length of residence for Korean American college students. The respondents were 60 Korean American residents living in the Los Angeles Area. They were divided into two groups based on the length of stay in the U.S.:…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Body Composition, Acculturation
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Seli, Helena; Dembo, Myron H.; Crocker, Stephen – College Student Journal, 2009
This study examined community college students' future-related self-concept, termed "possible selves," in relationship to their current academic behavior with a focus on self-worth protective strategies. As demonstrated via hierarchical regression, possible selves added to understanding the students' self-protective behavior above and…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Motivation, Community Colleges, Higher Education
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Volpe, Rebecca; Davidson, Laura; Bell, Matthew C. – College Student Journal, 2008
The relationship between university faculty attitudes concerning student cheating and syllabus statements on academic integrity were evaluated to determine the relationship between faculty attitudes and their actual attempts to deter cheating rates through their syllabi. No relationship was found between attitudes about student cheating and the…
Descriptors: Cheating, Integrity, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Maramba, Dina C. – College Student Journal, 2008
The purpose of this article is to discuss findings that investigate the experiences of Filipina/o American college students at a large, research I institution in southern California. Qualitative data were collected through one-on-one interviews to elicit responses related to the campus environment, sense of campus community/sense of belonging, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Filipino Americans
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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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Wang, Li Hui; Chen, Ying Chang; Ka Chung, Angela; Poon, George; Lew, Polong; Tam, Chick F. – College Student Journal, 2007
The objective was to determine if the WHO global BMI (kg/m[squared]) cutoffs for determining overweight and obesity in the general populations are appropriate for Asian populations and to consider whether population-specific cutoffs would be warranted. A nonrandomized biased sampling of 227 Asian Americans were composed of 149 college students,…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Incidence, Public Health
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Liang, Ying; Lee, Judy; Tam, Chick F.; Bridges, Elizabeth; Keating, Xiaofen D. – College Student Journal, 2007
The purpose was to compare the differences in body mass index (BMI), energy balance (EB) and specific physical activity (SPA) between 30 CSULA college students (Y) and their respective parents (O) living in the same household at Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Each student completed a 24-hour dietary record with SPA journal, and the same for…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Physical Activities, Comparative Analysis
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