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Chow, Peter; Chalmers, R. Philip; Flynn, Deborah M.; McLandress, Adam J.; Steadman, Victoria G. L. – College Student Journal, 2018
With the intent of amending the 21-item BDI-II to improve its reliability and validity when administering the scale to nonclinical populations, a survey package consisting of 19 positive items with semantically reflected response options to mirror the negative scenario options in the original BDI-II (excluding items 16 and 18) was created. These…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Test Reliability, Test Validity
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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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Asfahani, Ahmed – College Student Journal, 2018
The aim of this study was to assess the role of social support systems for Saudi Arabian students in the United States. A survey was conducted with Saudi sojourners using the Index of Sojourner Social Support (ISSS) instrument and the Ethno-Cultural Identity Conflict Scale (ECIS) (N = 210) and semi-structured interviews (N = 15). Saudi students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Student Surveys, Foreign Students
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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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Buri, John; Post, Maria; Alliegro, Marissa; Akin, Chelsea – College Student Journal, 2018
The median age at first marriage in the U.S. has reached historic highs--29.2 for men and 27.1 for women. In this study, we used the Marriage Apprehension Questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate the marriage wariness of university students. Previous research has suggested that the marital attitudes of young adults are largely the result of familial and…
Descriptors: Marriage, Personality Traits, Questionnaires, Young Adults
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Laverghetta, Antonio – College Student Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if a significant relationship exists between measures of anti-intellectualism, classroom incivility, academic entitlement, and consumerist attitudes towards the concept of college life. A sample of college students completed an online survey that comprised these issues. The prediction was supported as…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Correlation, Anti Intellectualism, Undergraduate Students
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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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Al-Khamees, Nedaa A. – College Student Journal, 2018
Nutrition labels are seen as one means of enhancing diets, but there have been no studies of attitudes towards, and use of, such labels by college students in any of the Arab countries. A questionnaire-based survey of students in several of the colleges of Kuwait University was carried out. Data were analysed using t-test, 1-way ANOVA, crosstabs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, College Students, 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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Loughran, Tessa J.; Harpel, Tammy; Vollmer, Rachel; Schumacher, Julie – College Student Journal, 2018
This study examined the effects of an intuitive eating (IE) text messaging intervention on the IE habits, perceived stress, and perceived self-efficacy of college students in comparison to an electronically emailed handout with the same information. Undergraduate students at a Midwestern university (n = 300) completed a pre-intervention survey…
Descriptors: Intervention, College Students, Intuition, Eating Habits
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Melton, Bridget F.; Jackson, Brandon; Whilhoitte, Sydni; Riggs, Amy Jo; Ryan, Greg A. – College Student Journal, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of an Exercise is Medicine-On Campus (EIM-OC) campaign on university transit use. Implementation of the EIM-OC was conducted during a 3 week period, in a southeast, mid-sized university that embodies a population of just over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The EIM-OC campaign…
Descriptors: Transportation, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis, Commuting Students
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Hagihara, Mayuko; Kato, Daiki – College Student Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between personality and resilience. The HEXACO personality model was employed; it includes six personality factors: honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience. The Bidimensional Resilience Scale, which measures innate and…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Resilience (Psychology), Females, College Students
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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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Buri, John – College Student Journal, 2018
Rationale is presented for the derivation of a new measure of stressful life events for use with students [the Negative Life Events Scale for Students (NLESS)]. Ten stressful life events questionnaires were reviewed, and the more than 600 items mentioned in these scales were culled based on the following criteria: (a) only long-term and unpleasant…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Scoring, Student Attitudes, Item Analysis
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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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