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Eldaba, Abir – College Student Journal, 2016
The globalization of economies and societies has created many positive influences on American universities. One relevant influence is increasing the number of international students. Conversely, these students encounter many social and academic challenges. Therefore, universities should adapt their programs to assist international students in…
Descriptors: Social Development, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Walters, Lisa M.; Seyedian, Mojtaba – College Student Journal, 2016
Almost half of full-time, first-time undergraduate students fail to finish their course of study within four years. To increase retention and graduation rates, a greater emphasis on academic advising is in order. The positive influence of an effective advising program on student success is well documented in the literature; however, there has not…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Case Studies, Program Improvement, Undergraduate Students
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Fuertes, Jairo N.; Hoffman, Alexander – College Student Journal, 2016
Objective: This study examined alcohol consumption at two college campuses, a "dry" urban campus and a "wet" rural campus. We examined alcohol consumption as a function of students' membership in: Greek Organizations, NCAA Varsity Athletic teams, or as being Unaffiliated in these groups. Participants: Two hundred eighty-eight…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Urban Schools
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2016
The new social studies curriculum has a vibrant emphasis with in-depth teaching rather than survey procedures. In-depth teaching stresses the importance of pupils understanding concepts and generalizations more thoroughly than was true formerly. Rote learning and memorization are things of the past unless they are truly vital in ongoing lessons…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development
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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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Claybrooks, Shanita Gail; Taylor, Faye P. – College Student Journal, 2016
This study was a combined causal-comparative and quasiexperimental exploration that related Tinto's Theory of Student Integration to the use of a college success course as a student persistence tool in a for-profit postsecondary setting. It sought to explore whether any relationship existed between student persistence and participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, Courses
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Ersöz, Gözde – College Student Journal, 2016
Based on self-determination theory (SDT), the main goal of this study is to analyze dispositional flow and social physique anxiety (SPA) that could be predicted by gender, BMI and motivational regulations and to examine motivational regulations, dispositional flow and SPA of college students in terms of stage of change for exercise. Participants…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Determination, Exercise, 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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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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Wiersma, Beth A.; Siedschlaw, Kurt D. – College Student Journal, 2016
Beginning with the passage of The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act in 1994 and Megan's Law in 1996, the federal government and states have passed numerous pieces of legislation to control and restrict those convicted of sex offenses. This study surveyed the attitudes of undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Crime Prevention
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Jacobs, Steven – College Student Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine if student confidence levels change when attending a series of five pre-semester orientation success workshops. This research was conducted at a Canadian Community College whose attrition rates for the Practical Nursing program within the host college average 36%. The workshop sessions occur prior to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, School Orientation, Workshops
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Johnson, Marques; Flynn, Ellen; Monroe, Maxine – College Student Journal, 2016
In this study, we explored whether a residence life plan designed to meet the academic and psychosocial development of at-risk housing students, where oversight and support were provided on a weekly basis, and a proactive, intrusive counseling approach was implemented, would be effective for academic success. Participants included 74 urban at-risk…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Students, College Housing, Urban Schools
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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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Bonet, Giselle; Walters, Barbara R. – College Student Journal, 2016
Community college students face special challenges that can impede their academic progress, resulting in lower grades and persistence than students in selective four-year colleges. Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York, successfully addresses these challenges with learning communities: small cohorts of students in a blocked program…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Learner Engagement, School Holding Power
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Hill, Brittany M.; Ogletree, S. M.; McCrary, K. M. – College Student Journal, 2016
Body modifications are becoming mainstream as more individuals are becoming tattooed. Using a convenience sample of college students, participants with and without tattoos were compared on measures of body appreciation, self-esteem, and need for uniqueness. Among these central Texas students 44% had at least one tattoo. Women, compared to men,…
Descriptors: Human Body, Physical Characteristics, College Students, Gender Differences
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