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Friddle, Clay; Tochkov, Karin – College Student Journal, 2018
The outdoor community has long been used to study motivation and sensation seeking. While sensation seeking is related to the personality traits extraversion and openness there has been little research conducted on the whole personality profile of this community. This study used the Five Factor Model and the Big Five Inventory to measure the…
Descriptors: Personality, Personality Traits, Profiles, Recreational Activities
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Estep, Hanna M.; Avalos, Maria D.; Olson, James N. – College Student Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to expand upon the existing research on the relationship between parenting styles, general deviance, and romantic infidelity. It was hypothesized that the adult children of parents who practiced authoritative parenting would report less favorable attitudes toward, and fewer incidences of, general deviance and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parenting Styles, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Hill, Brittany M.; Ogletree, S. M.; McCrary, K. M. – College Student Journal, 2016
Body modifications are becoming mainstream as more individuals are becoming tattooed. Using a convenience sample of college students, participants with and without tattoos were compared on measures of body appreciation, self-esteem, and need for uniqueness. Among these central Texas students 44% had at least one tattoo. Women, compared to men,…
Descriptors: Human Body, Physical Characteristics, College Students, Gender Differences
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Brink, Jan; McDonald, Dale B. – College Student Journal, 2015
Work sampling is a technique that has been employed in industry and fields such as healthcare for some time. It is a powerful technique, and an alternative to conventional stop watch time studies, used by industrial engineers to focus upon random work sampling observations. This study applies work sampling to the duties performed by an individual…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering Education, Work Sample Tests, Faculty Workload
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Ford, Kentya C.; Olotu, Busuyi S.; Thach, Andrew V.; Roberts, Rochelle; Davis, Patrick – College Student Journal, 2014
Objective: The purpose of this study was to report on perceived stress levels, identify its contributing factors, and evaluate the association between perceived stress and usage of university resources to cope with stress among a cross-section of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. Methods: Perceived stress was measured via a web-based survey of…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Stress Variables
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English, Donald; Manton, Edgar J.; Sami, Abdur Raquib; Dubey, Anvit – College Student Journal, 2012
In this study, we have attempted to determine and compare the views of graduate and undergraduate college of business students pertaining to the skills and competencies needed for employment. A questionnaire was administered to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the college of business at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Three…
Descriptors: Competence, Employment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Ford, Gary G.; Stahl, Kandy J.; Walker, Michael E.; Ford, Angela M. – College Student Journal, 2008
This study investigated whether students who register for classes earlier perform better. Student registration date and time was recorded for five undergraduate psychology classes from the beginning of pre-registration through the last day to add a course--88 data collection points. The major dependent variable was students' course performance.…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Multiple Regression Analysis, Time Factors (Learning)
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E. – College Student Journal, 2008
The problem of this study was to determine the number of first semester college freshmen who could correctly identify the individuals who are generally considered the "fathers" of communism and capitalism. A questionnaire was administered to 241 freshmen students enrolled in English 101, College Reading and Writing, at Texas A&M…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Social Systems, Economics, Identification
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Poelzer, G. Herold; Zeng, Liang; Simonsson, Marie – College Student Journal, 2007
This research, conducted at a university in South Texas (87% Hispanic), investigated how well pre-service teachers' performance on the Secondary Professional Development Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) can be predicted. The linear regression equation explained 51% of the total variance in the ExCET scores while the…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Teacher Certification, Language Skills, Prediction
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Chng, Chwee-Lye; Carlon, Alfonso; Toynes, Brian – College Student Journal, 2006
Students (N = 1,146) from five Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma participated in this study. Although students report a moderate level of HIV knowledge, they are deficient on three items related to the role of Nonoxynol-9 on HIV transmission, role of prior STD history on HIV transmission, and meaning of…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Medical Services, Gender Differences, Black Colleges
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Otto, Sherri Jennings; Arnold, Mitylene – College Student Journal, 2005
The purpose of this study is to describe the level of administrator support perceived by special education teachers in South Texas. The literature on teacher retention indicates that "lack of administrative support" as an important reason for leaving the profession. This study examined the factors related to administrator support…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Beginning Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kamuche, Felix U. – College Student Journal, 2005
Rapidly changing environments press institutions of higher learning to respond in an appropriate and timely fashion. This study explores the relationship between student characteristics and perceptions of two state universities. Using t-Test of independent samples, when the scores of the two groups are computed, the analysis shows a statistically…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Characteristics, State Universities, Student Attitudes
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Duemer, Lee S.; Bankes, Paul; Boss, Jeffrey; Cochran, Amanda; McCrary, Jaci; Salazar, Dora – College Student Journal, 2005
The lawsuit Channing Club vs. The Board of Regents of Texas Tech University, 1970 has been used as a legal precedent in many student press censorship cases. A thorough understanding of Channing has become increasingly important since Hazelwood and other related decisions. Though Channing has been frequently cited in the literature, comparatively…
Descriptors: Student Publications, Financial Support, Data Analysis, Freedom of Speech