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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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Lilly, Flavius R. W.; Owens, Jenny; Bailey, TaShara C.; Ramirez, Amy; Brown, Whitney; Clawson, Clancy – College Student Journal, 2018
Objective: This study examined the association between positive screening for depression, current exposure to microaggressions, distress evoked by microaggressions, and subjective social status among high-achieving minorities. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted using the Racial Microaggressions Scale, MacArthur Scale of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Correlation, Depression (Psychology)
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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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Chatterjee, Ayona; Marachi, Christine; Natekar, Shruti; Rai, Chinki; Yeung, Fanny – College Student Journal, 2018
Improving graduation rates is one of the biggest missions in many universities across the country and it is surely the case on the campus of this institution. The work here presents a statistical tool box to use early academic performance as a predictor for graduation with logistic regression and machine learning techniques. The methods described…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Student Characteristics, Graduation, Probability
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Wilkinson, Larrell L.; Talbott, Laura L. – College Student Journal, 2018
The adverse effects of heavy alcohol consumption on the health and development of college students is a major concern in the United States. An exploratory evaluative process was undertaken at a university in the southeastern United States to assess stages of alcohol acquisition and modification among students who attended late-night programming…
Descriptors: Drinking, College Students, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse
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Sta. Maria, Nelly L.; Chowdhury, Vashkar; Nizam, Naji – College Student Journal, 2018
Though research in religion and spirituality within the field of psychology has been increasing, research on the impact of religiosity on academic outcomes is rare. Much of the research conducted on religiosity and academic performance in college has been conducted in Southern or Midwestern regions of the United States. To our knowledge,…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Gender Differences, Study Skills, Academic Achievement
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Wilkinson, Larrell L.; Cunningham-Erves, Jennifer L.; Talbott, Laura L. – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem Statement: Annual gynecological exams could be a strategy to increase initiation and completion of HPV vaccination series among female college students. However, few studies have examined the role these exams play in vaccination uptake. This study assesses the association of OB/GYN visitation and HPV vaccine uptake among female college…
Descriptors: Gynecology, College Students, Females, Immunization Programs
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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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Kim, Jinhee; Chatterjee, Swarn; Young, J.; Moon, U. J. – College Student Journal, 2017
Student loans have become a social-financial issue in the United States. This study uses a nationally representative dataset to examine the association between financial socialization and student loan borrowing behavior of individuals after controlling a number of different socio-demographic factors. Results show that the financial burdens of…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Access to Education, Young Adults, Student Costs
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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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Carter, Briana; Chopak-Foss, Joanne; Punungwe, Fadzai B. – College Student Journal, 2016
Background and Aims: The purpose of this study was to measure the sleep quality of a sample of undergraduate students and compare it to the recommendations for young adults from the National Sleep Foundation. Methods: A sample of undergraduate students from a midsized public university in the Southeast were recruited for this study (N = 86). The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sleep, Quality of Life, National Standards
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Selkie, Ellen M.; Kota, Rajitha; Moreno, Megan – College Student Journal, 2016
Problem: Cyberbullying is common among adolescents, and emerging studies also describe this phenomenon in college students. Less is known about specific cyberbullying behaviors and roles in cyberbullying incidents experienced by college females. Methods: 249 female students from 4 colleges completed online surveys assessing involvement in 11…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Females, College Students
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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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Sabato, Todd – College Student Journal, 2015
Over three decades since its discovery, HIV/AIDS remains a critical public health challenge. An estimated 1.41 million AIDS cases, and approximately 659,000 AIDS-related deaths, were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through 2013 (Stine, 2013). While 53% of documented AIDS cases in the United States have occurred…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Public Health, Prevention, At Risk Persons
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Blau, Gary; Pred, Robert; Andersson, Lynne; Lopez, Andrea B. – College Student Journal, 2015
Professional Development Engagement (PDE) refers to the level of undergraduate engagement in professional development. Professional Development (PD) involves activities designed to help students prepare for a successful college-to-work transition. This study tested a new 12-item measure of PDE for a complete-data sample of 246 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Professional Development, Education Work Relationship, Professional Associations
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