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Jacobs, Steven – College Student Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine if student confidence levels change when attending a series of five pre-semester orientation success workshops. This research was conducted at a Canadian Community College whose attrition rates for the Practical Nursing program within the host college average 36%. The workshop sessions occur prior to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, School Orientation, Workshops
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Chow, Peter; Flynn, Deborah M. – College Student Journal, 2016
It is well established in the literature that the years spent in university or college are deemed to be one of the most stressful periods of life (Hales, 2009). As a result, researchers are striving to create inventories to measure stress, isolate the determinants of stress and the psychological and health outcomes. The purpose of the present…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, College Students, Emotional Response, Emotional Problems
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Mann, Linda; Blotnicky, Karen – College Student Journal, 2016
Problem: There is evidence that university students have poor eating behaviors that can lead to short and long term negative health effects. Understanding the influences on eating behaviors will aid universities and health agencies in developing effective healthy eating promotion strategies. Purpose and Method: To determine the impact of a range…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Adjustment, Eating Habits, Food
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Hastings, Amber; Stockley, Denise; Kinderman, Laura; Egan, Rylan – College Student Journal, 2016
As universities continue to grow their undergraduate programs, graduate students are increasingly called upon to teach first and second year classes, often without feeling adequately prepared for the task. These teaching opportunities, however, can provide novice instructors with a chance to engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Novices, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Stoliker, Bryce E.; Lafreniere, Kathryn D. – College Student Journal, 2015
University is a pivotal period in a young adult's life; however, for some, university may be a recipe for disaster due to the stress and pressures that come along with university education. The purpose of the present study was to examine students' feelings of stress, loneliness, and levels of learning burnout in order to determine if these factors…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Psychological Patterns, Burnout, Student Experience
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Bedi, Robinder P.; Cook, Megan C.; Domene, Jose F. – College Student Journal, 2012
These two studies investigated the university student clients' perspective on factors that hinder the counseling alliance. In Study 1, twelve university students identified alliance-hindering factors while watching a videotape of their third or fourth counseling session. In total, 74 factors (in the form of participant statements) were elicited…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Guidance Centers, Mental Health Workers, Counselor Client Relationship
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Fish, Lynn A.; Wilson, F. Scott – College Student Journal, 2009
While predictor variables for success in MBA programs vary between schools, are they different within the same business school? At an AACSB-accredited school, although the curriculum and professors are essentially the same between the One-Year MBA and Part-Time MBA programs, the significant factors to predict success in each program are not.…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Business Administration Education
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Taylor, Jennifer P.; McCarthy, Mary Jean; Herbert, Rosemary J.; Smith, Philip B. – College Student Journal, 2009
Despite recent attention to health promotion and illness prevention, young people continue to engage in a variety of risk behaviors, which may negatively influence current and future health status. The purpose of this study was to create a comprehensive profile of health risk behaviors among undergraduate students at the University of Prince…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Drinking
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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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Seligowski, Antonia; West, Doe – College Student Journal, 2009
Aims: The purpose of this study was to analyze prevalence levels of aggression in dating relationships and to compare this by country of origin. The study also seeks more understanding of the violence experienced by men in these countries. Method: A convenience sample was used; study participants were 194 females and 168 males ranging in age from…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Incidence, Dating (Social)
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Fletcher, Paula C.; Bryden, Pamela J. – College Student Journal, 2007
University and college campuses are not immune to acts of violence. Unfortunately there is limited information regarding violence in the academic setting among women employees. As such, the purpose of this exploratory research was to examine issues that female faculty and staff members have about safety on and around campus, including concerns…
Descriptors: Health Services, Campuses, Women Faculty, Safety
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Fish, Lynn A.; Wilson, F. Scott – College Student Journal, 2007
Although several studies have been performed, Graduate Admissions programs are still encountering difficulties uncovering criteria that will predict academic success in their programs. Researchers have analyzed Executive, full and part-time MBA programs and can only conclude that undergraduate grade point average and the GMAT are significant…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Masters Degrees
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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 faculty members on a small university campus. A 160-item questionnaire was distributed to 100 faculty members (58 males and 42 females; response rate was approximately 30%), which asked individuals questions pertaining to socio-demographic information, daily…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Females, Males
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Weckwerth, Amanda C.; Flynn, Deborah M. – College Student Journal, 2006
Sex differences in the experience of social support and frequency of burnout were examined in university students from a small Northern Ontario University. An altered version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) (Maslach & Jackson, 1996) termed the AMBI-HSS, and the Social Provisions Scale (SPS) (Cutrona &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidance, Social Integration, Burnout
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Longfield, Amanda; Romas, Joanne; Irwin, Jennifer D. – College Student Journal, 2006
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore graduate students' perspectives of how graduate school affected their participation in physical and social activities and their self worth. Seven focus groups (n = 47) were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide. Finances and quality of interactions were among the main social…
Descriptors: Well Being, Physical Activities, Graduate Students, Focus Groups
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