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Saville, Bryan K.; Bureau, Alex; Eckenrode, Claire; Maley, Michelle – College Student Journal, 2018
Previous research on passion and burnout has shown that teachers, including college faculty, who show high levels of harmonious passion toward their work experience lower burnout than teachers who have high levels of obsessive passion. In the present study, we extended this line of research to college students. We found that students who were…
Descriptors: Burnout, College Faculty, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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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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Connolly, Sara; Flynn, Ellen E.; Jemmott, Jill; Oestreicher, Edina – College Student Journal, 2017
In this study, we explored whether a uniquely designed First Year Experience (FYE) class for newly admitted at-risk college students would increase academic success; help students avoid academic probation; and increase retention for the following semester. Participants included 40 students (75% African Americans, 20% Hispanic Americans, and 5%…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, At Risk Students, Student Experience, Program Effectiveness
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Hartman, Samantha D.; Wasieleski, David T.; Whatley, Mark A. – College Student Journal, 2017
College is considered to be one of the most evaluative and stressful times during a student's academic career. A student's inability to regulate emotions may be correlated with an increased level of test anxiety. Previous research has indicated significant relationships between emotional dysregulation and generalized anxiety disorders (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Grade Point Average, Emotional Disturbances, Academic Achievement
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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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Warden, David N; Myers, Charlsie A. – College Student Journal, 2017
The relationship between domain-specific nonintellective variables and academic achievement among nontraditional students was explored to address uninvestigated factors and clarify distinctions between nontraditional and traditional student achievement. College students (nontraditional n = 72, traditional n = 67) completed an online survey…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Jones, Michael; Baldi, Cindi; Phillips, Carl; Waikar, Avinash – College Student Journal, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to better understand what recruiters are looking for in potential job applicants. Past studies tend to be unclear on how GPA ranks in relation to soft skills (traits and social skills important in interacting with others). Also, most of these studies were conducted at either Ivy League colleges, where the admissions…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Job Applicants
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Abreu, Marlene; Hillier, Ashleigh; Frye, Alice; Goldstein, Jody – College Student Journal, 2016
Students with disabilities are a growing population in post-secondary institutions, yet present poorer academic outcomes compared to students without disabilities. The current study examined university students' own perceptions and experiences with disability support services (SDS) including how helpful they found the accommodations they were…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Disabilities, Student Personnel Services
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Johnson, Marques; Flynn, Ellen; Monroe, Maxine – College Student Journal, 2016
In this study, we explored whether a residence life plan designed to meet the academic and psychosocial development of at-risk housing students, where oversight and support were provided on a weekly basis, and a proactive, intrusive counseling approach was implemented, would be effective for academic success. Participants included 74 urban at-risk…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Students, College Housing, Urban Schools
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Hilgoe, Ellen; Brinkley, Jason; Hattingh, Johannes; Bernhardt, Robert – College Student Journal, 2016
Since its establishment in 1996, the North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing (NC EMPT) Program has provided a low stakes reality check of readiness for college-level mathematics to more than 600,000 high school students statewide. The program strives to help reduce the percentage of incoming college freshmen requiring mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Introductory Courses, High School Students
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LeCrom, Carrie; Rufer, Lisa; Slavich, Mark; Dwyer, Brendan; Greenhalgh, Gregory – College Student Journal, 2016
The following case study attempted to assess what factors contribute to graduate school and early-career success among sport management graduate students. As faculty members charged with admitting the next generation of leaders in the sport industry, how should admissions decisions be made and what factors should be considered? The authors…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Athletics, Administration, Predictor Variables
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Larson, Mary; Orr, Megan; Warne, Donald – College Student Journal, 2016
The Problem: Institutions of higher education are interested in students' academic success as measured by GPA. Health is related to GPA and many institutions collect health data; however, this data is underutilized. This study used several health-related variables to examine relationships between health and GPA. Method: This study utilized a…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Physical Health, Grade Point Average
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Calisir, Fethi; Basak, Ecem; Comertoglu, Sevinc – College Student Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting academic achievement of the master's students who are enrolling in the executive engineering management master's programs in Turkey. These factors include admission requirements (entrance examination, undergraduate grade point average, English proficiency) and demographic attributes…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Management Development
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Blau, Gary; Hill, Theodore L.; Halbert, Terry A.; Snell, Corinne; Atwater, Graig A.; Kershner, Ronald; Zuckerman, M. Michael – College Student Journal, 2016
This is an exploratory study that compares the correlates of securing a full-time job at graduation to securing a full-time job at graduation consistent with one's major. Results are drawn from a sample of 310 graduating business school seniors who filled out a Fall 2014 survey. Results showed three positive correlates to graduating with a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Comparative Analysis, Surveys, Parent Background
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Khoshaim, Heba Bakr; Ali, Tasneem – College Student Journal, 2015
Universities and colleges at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assess new applicants using academic indicators, such as high school grade point average (HSGPA) and the score of a national standardized test (the General Aptitude Test), to ensure that they are academically fit to join the institution. Such criteria have been suggested in previous research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, Introductory Courses, College Freshmen
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