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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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Wilner, Molly; Kerr, Bradley; Moreno, Megan – College Student Journal, 2018
Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Facebook age presentation, Facebook alcohol displays, and alcohol related risk factors among college students. Methods: Students from two universities in the United States enrolled and accepted a researcher's Facebook friend request. Participant's Facebook profiles were evaluated…
Descriptors: Social Media, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Age
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Bailey, Sarah; Bhattacharyya, Mouchumi – College Student Journal, 2017
The Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 34 sports was investigated to determine whether the top athletic teams performed significantly better "academically" compared to their bottom counterparts. A "p" value of 0.0029 revealed that top athletic teams academically outperformed bottom athletic teams. Further analysis showed the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Athletes
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Watson, Jerry; Simmons, Christopher – College Student Journal, 2017
This study explored the worldviews of social work educators and two groups of social work students (European Americans and African Americans) using the Scale to Assess World Views to examine similarities and differences between the three groups. Within-group comparisons revealed African American and European American students showed similar…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Social Work, Statistical Analysis
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Castillo, Yuleinys; Fischer, Jerome M. – College Student Journal, 2017
The skills and tasks in the human services field are highly connected to emotional intelligence abilities. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of an expressive writing program involving human service students in an undergraduate rehabilitation services course. The program was developed to enhance their emotional intelligence.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Human Services, Rehabilitation, Expressive Language
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Lumpkin, Angela; Franco, Dan; Multon, Karen; Achen, Rebecca M. – College Student Journal, 2017
Grounded in a social cognitive theoretical perspective, this study explores the career decision-making self-efficacy (CDSE) and vocational identity development process for college students interested or majoring in sport management. While a popular undergraduate major, little research has investigated the specific factors that influence different…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Athletics, Business Administration Education
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Boros, Piroska; Fontana, Fabio; Mack, Mick – College Student Journal, 2017
Weight-related teasing is associated with reduced levels of physical activity in youth, but the importance of weight teasing experiences to the engagement of female college students in physical activity is yet to be determined. Thus, this study examined differences in physical activity engagement and physical activity enjoyment in female college…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Student Participation, Females, College Students
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Faucette, Nell; Nugent, Peg – College Student Journal, 2017
Today, new and redesigned mentoring roles are being explored in teacher education programs. According to literature, having peers mentor less experienced colleagues can benefit both groups. In this study, 11 senior physical education majors served as mentors to 15 juniors. Mentoring sessions occurred during regularly scheduled classes for all.…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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Direktor, Cemaliye; Simsek, Angelika H.; Serin, Nerguz Bulut – College Student Journal, 2017
This study examines the relationship of negative automatic thoughts, emotional intelligence subscales, gender, and department of university students. The participants are 291 students (170 female and 121 male) of Department of Psychology, Department of Counselling and Department of Preschool Education, of Private University in North Cyprus.…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, College Students, Negative Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Ellis, Jon B.; Kaniuk, Andrea; Barnes, Jenny – College Student Journal, 2016
A number of studies suggest an association between substance use and suicidal behavior. However, relatively few studies have examined reasons for living, adaptive beliefs that prevent one from committing suicide, in substance using populations. The current study examines reasons for living and methamphetamine use in 240 college students.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Drug Abuse
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Claybrooks, Shanita Gail; Taylor, Faye P. – College Student Journal, 2016
This study was a combined causal-comparative and quasiexperimental exploration that related Tinto's Theory of Student Integration to the use of a college success course as a student persistence tool in a for-profit postsecondary setting. It sought to explore whether any relationship existed between student persistence and participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, Courses
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Bonet, Giselle; Walters, Barbara R. – College Student Journal, 2016
Community college students face special challenges that can impede their academic progress, resulting in lower grades and persistence than students in selective four-year colleges. Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York, successfully addresses these challenges with learning communities: small cohorts of students in a blocked program…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Learner Engagement, School Holding Power
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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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Sabato, Todd – College Student Journal, 2016
Objective: To compare alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or nonmedical drug use behaviors and self-reported consequences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to cross-ethnic peers. Participants: A sample of 114,816 undergraduates between 18 and 24 completing the National College Health Assessment between 2011 and 2014 were used.…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Minority Groups, Sexuality, Prevention
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