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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2018
A quality curriculum must be in the offing to assist students to achieve more optimally. The curriculum needs to be engaging so that interest in learning is in evidence. Active engagement assists in securing student attendance on a regular basis. Missing class attendance hinders positive progress. Instructors need to look directly at students when…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; DeFlorio, L.; Wiest, L. R.; Oikonomidoy, E. – College Student Journal, 2018
This survey research used an online instrument to explore students' perceptions of the social and academic climate with respect to diversity in a college of education at a land-grant university in the Western U.S. Three aspects (i.e., curriculum/materials, instructional methods, interactions with others) of the college's day-to-day operations were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Environment, Curriculum, Instructional Materials
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Bible, Jaqueline; van Eeden-Moorefield, Brad; Lee, Soyoung; Lieberman, Lisa – College Student Journal, 2018
Hooking up is a popular trend on college campuses (Victor, 2012). Traditionally, hooking up has been viewed as a sexual risk behavior and research has focused on implications such as the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STI) or unintended pregnancy (Downing-Matibag & Geisinger, 2009). However, hookup behavior may also influence…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Health Behavior, At Risk Persons
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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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Jacobs, Brittany L.; Augustin, Jacob; Park, Jiyoung – College Student Journal, 2018
The examination of doctoral programs in sport management is important from both the perspective of the doctoral student and the larger field of academia. In considering sport management doctoral programs, it is essential to explore the characteristics of the program, programmatic focus and the placement of alumni. As such, surveys were sent to all…
Descriptors: Athletics, Job Placement, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Kalish, Rachel – College Student Journal, 2018
This paper examines sexual decision-making within the hookup culture prominent on American college campuses. Relying on qualitative data from interviews and focus groups, I examine the gendered meaning of trust and its role in sexual decision-making. Many students mention trust as a factor in their decisions of which sexual behaviors to engage in,…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Sex Role, Sexuality, Trust (Psychology)
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Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Daugherty, Timothy K.; Bartkoski, Timothy J. – College Student Journal, 2017
Anecdotal reports have arisen regarding gender bias in electronic communication on college campuses. In an experiment designed to test language use in different gender contexts, participants were asked to compose an email to a professor whose gender had been experimentally manipulated. Female students, but not male students, displayed lower…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Language Usage, College Students, Electronic Mail
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Shangguan, Rulan; Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Liu, Jingwen; Zhou, Ke; Clark, Langston; Leitner, Jessica – College Student Journal, 2017
Conceptual physical education (CPE) courses play a critical role in promoting physical activity (PA) among students in American higher education settings. To date, however, very limited knowledge is available about the effectiveness of such courses. Aims: The primary purpose of the study was to examine effects of a CPE course on altering freshmen…
Descriptors: Physical Education, College Freshmen, Physical Activities, Higher Education
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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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Watson, Jerry; Simmons, Christopher – College Student Journal, 2017
This study explored the worldviews of social work educators and two groups of social work students (European Americans and African Americans) using the Scale to Assess World Views to examine similarities and differences between the three groups. Within-group comparisons revealed African American and European American students showed similar…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Social Work, Statistical Analysis
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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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Tam, Chick; Janeke, Emilia; Chan, Oi Ling; Xi, Emily; Sarkissian-Pakachet, Ivet; Banchi, Waka – College Student Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of age and gender on the consumption of fruits and vegetables, lutein/zeaxanthin (lut+zea) and lycopene (lyc) in Hispanic-American college students living in the same household with their respective parents. There were 160 subjects (42 males and 118 females) including 80 young (ages 18-49) and 80…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Food, Eating Habits
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