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Hignite, Lance R.; Marshall, Shantal; Naumann, Laura – College Student Journal, 2018
Despite relatively low levels of crime on campus, college and university students are not immune from criminal victimization. Students' levels of fear of crime on campus, perceptions regarding the likelihood of victimization, and confidence in campus police, shape their decisions to engage in specific avoidance and protective behaviors. This study…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Experience
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Miranda, Michael V. – College Student Journal, 2018
College students use online sources to obtain information about their institution's professors when preparing their schedules for the upcoming semester. While there is some disagreement among educators as to the validity of these student evaluations, students appear to find them to be quite useful. Might these evaluations, however, prove to be…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation
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Martin, Jasel – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem: Compared with other ethnic groups, Black women are the least likely group to engage in the recommended amount of physical activity. However, few studies have specifically identified or addressed barriers to physical activity in Black college-aged women. Method: This cross-sectional study analyzed data from the 2013 National Health…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Leisure Time, Females, Physical Activities
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Liu, Meihua; Li, Mingming – College Student Journal, 2018
The present research examined the changes in Chinese university students' motivation to learn German during a 16-week semester. Analyses of the data showed that both at the beginning and toward the end of the semester, the participants held (fairly) positive attitudes towards German, were motivated to learn the language mainly for integrative and…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Grijalva, Therese; Koford, Brandon C.; Parkhurst, Gregory – College Student Journal, 2018
Using data from 499 students over 12 sections, 2 courses, and 3 instructors, we estimate the effect of loss aversion on the probability of turning in extra credit assignments and the effect on the overall grade. Regression results indicate no effect of loss aversion on the probability of turning in extra credit assignments and no effect on a…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Probability, Student Motivation, Assignments
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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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Morrow, Jennifer Ann; Nadel, Sarah; Moret, Lauren – College Student Journal, 2018
As a way to communicate with each other about their lives, 50-80% of college students use social media. Though research can focus on the negative aspects (i.e., cyberbullying) of online platforms, is it truly only used for this type of negative communication? The purpose of our study was to ascertain what types of messages college students post in…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Media, Mass Media Use, Electronic Publishing
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Jennings, R. A.; Henderson, C. S.; Erla, M. A.; Abraham, S.; Gillum, D. – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem and Purpose: A review of the literature revealed that college non-student athletes and student-athletes experience stress during their college years but do not always have the appropriate coping behaviors to manage the stress. The purpose of this descriptive, cross-sectional, non-experimental study was to determine the stress coping…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Coping, Church Related Colleges, College Students
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Buri, John; Post, Maria; Alliegro, Marissa; Akin, Chelsea – College Student Journal, 2018
The median age at first marriage in the U.S. has reached historic highs--29.2 for men and 27.1 for women. In this study, we used the Marriage Apprehension Questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate the marriage wariness of university students. Previous research has suggested that the marital attitudes of young adults are largely the result of familial and…
Descriptors: Marriage, Personality Traits, Questionnaires, Young Adults
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Al-Khamees, Nedaa A. – College Student Journal, 2018
Nutrition labels are seen as one means of enhancing diets, but there have been no studies of attitudes towards, and use of, such labels by college students in any of the Arab countries. A questionnaire-based survey of students in several of the colleges of Kuwait University was carried out. Data were analysed using t-test, 1-way ANOVA, crosstabs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, College Students, Questionnaires
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House, Lisa A.; Neal, Chelsea; Backels, Kelsey – College Student Journal, 2018
This article will describe an animal assisted intervention conducted by a University Counseling Center as an outreach program to reduce stress among college students. The study will evaluate students' perceived personal benefits from exposure to therapy dogs on campus. Specifically, we examined if our therapy dog outreach program resulted in…
Descriptors: Animals, Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students
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Loughran, Tessa J.; Harpel, Tammy; Vollmer, Rachel; Schumacher, Julie – College Student Journal, 2018
This study examined the effects of an intuitive eating (IE) text messaging intervention on the IE habits, perceived stress, and perceived self-efficacy of college students in comparison to an electronically emailed handout with the same information. Undergraduate students at a Midwestern university (n = 300) completed a pre-intervention survey…
Descriptors: Intervention, College Students, Intuition, Eating Habits
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Hagihara, Mayuko; Kato, Daiki – College Student Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between personality and resilience. The HEXACO personality model was employed; it includes six personality factors: honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience. The Bidimensional Resilience Scale, which measures innate and…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Resilience (Psychology), Females, College Students
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Felver, Joshua C.; Morton, Melissa L.; Clawson, Adam J. – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem: Undergraduate and graduate students frequently experience psychological distress that often results in impairment and psychopathology, and effective interventions are thus needed. This work represents a replication of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to reduce psychological distress; secondary objectives include: evaluating…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychological Patterns, Stress Variables, Intervention
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2018
A quality curriculum must be in the offing to assist students to achieve more optimally. The curriculum needs to be engaging so that interest in learning is in evidence. Active engagement assists in securing student attendance on a regular basis. Missing class attendance hinders positive progress. Instructors need to look directly at students when…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Teacher Student Relationship
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