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Crass, Suzanne L.; Terranova, Andrew M. – College Student Journal, 2018
The relationship between narcissism, callousness, and extradyadic involvement (EDI), has been understudied. It was anticipated that callousness and narcissism would be associated with increased likelihood of engaging in an EDI and less distress about having engaged in the EDI. Participants (268 college students; 75% female; mean age of 20 years…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Correlation, 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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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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Nichols, Joe; McBride, Jackie – College Student Journal, 2017
This was a study conducted with four first-year educational leaders who were interviewed to determine whether they experienced feelings of isolation and disengagement from individuals who had been peers in the work-place. Each respondent was promoted from within their educational organization to a leadership position and was interviewed to…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Professional Isolation, Work Environment, Administrator Attitudes
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Schneider, Ray; Harrington, Mike; Tobar, David – College Student Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine goal orientation in college hockey players. Specifically, how a task or ego orientation can affect enjoyment. The Task and Ego Orientation Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ) was used to determine goal orientation as either task or ego, and the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scales (PACES) measured how much…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, College Athletics, Athletes, College Students
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Crowley, Claire; Munk, Dana – College Student Journal, 2017
Statement of the Problem: The competing pressures of college life can increase stress and anxiety in college students and have negative outcomes on academic performance and overall well-being. The purpose of this study was to use qualitative measures to examine how participation in a college level experiential meditation course impacted students'…
Descriptors: Well Being, Qualitative Research, Experiential Learning, Metacognition
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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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Lijadi, Anastasia Aldelina; Van Schalkwyk, Gertina J. – College Student Journal, 2017
The University of Macau located in Macau Special Administration Region recently relocated its campus from Macau to the neighbouring island of Hengqin and requires all first year students to live on campus in the newly established residential college system. This paper examines the effect of being homesick on perceived university support of first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychological Patterns, On Campus Students
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Daugherty, Timothy K.; Julian, Hannah M.; Lynch, Nicole M.; Chen, Stephanie J.; Whipple, Tanya L.; Ginsburg, Austin F. – College Student Journal, 2016
Examined a version of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) wellness model that was revised to include a ninth factor, sexual wellness: "understanding the human body, choosing the type and size of one's family, and experiencing satisfaction (alone or with consenting others) while maintaining autonomy,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Wellness, Human Body, College Students
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Marshall, Seth – College Student Journal, 2016
More research is needed that investigates how positive psychology-associated traits are predicted by neurocognitive processes. Correspondingly, the purpose of this study was to ascertain how, and to what extent, four traits, namely, grit, optimism, positive affect, and life satisfaction were predicted by the executive functioning (EF) dimensions…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Students, Psychology, Personality Traits
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Chow, Peter; Flynn, Deborah M. – College Student Journal, 2016
It is well established in the literature that the years spent in university or college are deemed to be one of the most stressful periods of life (Hales, 2009). As a result, researchers are striving to create inventories to measure stress, isolate the determinants of stress and the psychological and health outcomes. The purpose of the present…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, College Students, Emotional Response, Emotional Problems
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Lin, Yii-Nii; Lai, Pi-Hui; Chiu, Yi-Hsing Claire; Hsieh, Hui-Hsing; Chen, Yueh-Hua – College Student Journal, 2016
This study described the relations of experiential learning and psychosocial development of Taiwanese university students through the qualitative method of phenomenology. Thirty-six students, age ranged from 19 to 25 years, from three research-oriented universities in northern Taiwan were interviewed. Seven themes were delineated: (1) discovering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Experiential Learning, Psychological Patterns
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Zorotovich, Jennifer; Johnson, Elizabeth I.; Linn, Rebekah – College Student Journal, 2016
The current study extends research on social status and well-being among young people by examining whether subjective social status (SSS) is related to life satisfaction and happiness. Emerging adults (n = 383) between 18 and 29 provided data on demographic characteristics, SSS, life satisfaction, and happiness via an online survey. Regression…
Descriptors: Social Status, Online Surveys, Physical Health, Life Satisfaction
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Bishop, Jennifer L.; Welsh, Deborah P.; Lounsbury, John W.; Norona, Jerika C. – College Student Journal, 2016
During emerging adulthood, young people begin the process of balancing individual and relational role commitments. Whereas development within specific domains, primarily career and relationship (work and love), have been explored separately, it is important to understand how emerging adults divide their attention across multiple individual (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Role
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Flynn, Deborah M.; MacLeod, Stephanie – College Student Journal, 2015
This study explored the relationship between happiness, and six other life domains: Academic Success, Financial Security, Familial Support, Living Environment, Self-Image and Social Relations. Participants were one hundred and ninety- two students from a small undergraduate university. The purpose of the study was to determine which life domain…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Undergraduate Students, College Students, Anxiety
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