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McGuigan, William M. – College Student Journal, 2018
A disappointingly high level of bias toward gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) individuals has been recognized in the general population. The U.S. Department of Justice (2013) confirmed 20.8% of hate crimes reported to police in 2013 were founded on bias toward perceived sexual orientation. A recent Gallup Poll reported that 4.1% of the US…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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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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Niu, Lian – College Student Journal, 2017
The current study uses the data of Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) to examine patterns of choice of STEM majors in college by students from different family socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds. Logistic regression results show that low-SES students are disadvantaged in the pursuit of STEM majors. Higher family SES compensates for…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, STEM Education, Majors (Students), College Choice
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Pawlow, Laura A.; Meinz, Elizabeth J. – College Student Journal, 2017
Participation in undergraduate research has been shown to provide a wide array of benefits across many disciplines of study; however, relatively less is known about the impact of this experience on Psychology majors specifically. We collected measures of Psychology students' (N = 229) knowledge of the major (career, core, and…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Research Assistants, Psychology, Undergraduate Students
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Amer, Anas Abdul Fattah – College Student Journal, 2017
This study aimed to assess the level of the use of positive behavioral support strategies (PBS) by teachers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Amman, the study sample consisted of 100 teachers (male, female) work at centers that provide services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) distributed on the variables (sex, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Positive Behavior Supports, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Foster, N. A. – College Student Journal, 2017
The relationship between academic major change and ten personality traits (the Big Five and five narrow traits), was investigated in a sample of 437 college undergraduates. Contrary to expectations, Career Decidedness and Optimism were positively related to academic major change, regardless of class ranking. When parsing data by college year,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Personality Traits, Majors (Students), Questionnaires
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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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Ludlum, Marty; Hongell, Linn; Tigerstedt, Christa; Alsobrook, Laura – College Student Journal, 2016
This research details surveys of current Finnish college students and their study habits. In the current project, we surveyed two distinct sets of students in the spring of 2012 (n = 74), and in the spring of 2014 (n = 119). We found that the students studied less than 9 hours per week. We found significant differences between students' study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Habits, Investigations
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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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Harder, Joseph T.; Czyzewski, Alan; Sherwood, Arthur L. – College Student Journal, 2015
An important dimension of university students' academic success is retention in their chosen major. When students do switch majors or interrupt their education, it is largely due to their lack of confidence about doing well academically, as well as perceived chances of success in the career area related to university major. A term often used for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cognitive Style, Business Administration Education, Career Choice
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Kulics, Jennifer M.; Kornspan, Alan S.; Kretovics, Mark – College Student Journal, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to assess the academic decision making beliefs of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Championship Series (FBS) student-athletes and to determine if the variables of gender and type of sport related to academic decision making behavior of student-athletes. Participants…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, College Athletics, Athletes
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Brown, Jennifer L. – College Student Journal, 2015
With growing concerns over higher education accountability and diminishing resources, student persistence rates and the reasons why students remain at a post-secondary institution continue to persist. Using the Backward Design Model, the purpose of this observational study was to determine the difference between the pre-college characteristics of…
Descriptors: Commuter Colleges, Academic Persistence, Alumni, College Freshmen
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Murphy, Angela J.; Collins, Jennifer M. – College Student Journal, 2015
The study explores the role of diversity in the underlying job attributes that college students use to evaluate careers and if there are differences in the individual job attributes based on the race, gender, and major of the participants. We use a factor analysis to explore the underlying factors associated with 16 job attributes. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: College Students, Preferences, Cultural Pluralism, Racial Differences
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Barber, Clifton E. – College Student Journal, 2014
Why students respond differently when they are denied admission to a preferred academic major may be explained using a psychological theory of alienation. Using this theoretical perspective, three trajectories producing feelings of alienation are presented. The most intense of these trajectories, the process of disillusionment, is examined using a…
Descriptors: College Admission, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Alienation
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