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Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C.; Tackett, Samantha; Torres, Kelly; Patel, Khushbu; Highsmith, Jacob W. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2021
Using self-determination theory, the academic motivation of college students from deployed military families was examined. Implementing a case study methodology, interviews with 14 college students were transcribed and coded using a theory-driven rubric to identify their needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Each case was analyzed for…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, Military Personnel, Dependents
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Hopkins, Sherolyn; Workman, Jamie L.; Truby, William – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2021
This article is the result of research conducted with first-generation upper-class college students enrolled at a comprehensive university in Georgia. The researcher sought to answer the following research question: How do first-generation college students perceive the impact of out-of-classroom engagement experiences on persistence? The study…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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Smith, Misty G.; Ballard, Samantha; Willis, Jill – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2021
As the generational context of higher education shifts, a rise in Emotional Support Animal (ESA) use and mental health concerns are present for students on college campuses. While previous studies have aimed to address the relevancy and controversy of ESAs in higher education as well as their effectiveness in supporting individuals, less research…
Descriptors: Animals, Mental Health, Emotional Response, College Students
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Ariail, Donald L.; Quosigk, Benedikt L. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2021
The University System of Georgia (USG) has a state-wide initiative aimed at increasing the well-being of faculty and staff by incentivizing a decrease in tobacco product usage by employees covered by a USG healthcare plan. This incentive is positive in that aid in stopping tobacco product usage is offered to each member; and negative in that each…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Promotion, Incentives, Smoking
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Thacker, Falon N. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2020
This article chronicles the process of researching and writing a dissertation about liberation and how it connects to my own experiences of liberation. Qualitative research involves a more personal connection between the researcher and the study (Hays & Singh, 2012) which allows for a more in depth understanding of the experiences of the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Freedom, Experience, Cultural Pluralism
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Lohrmann, Elizabeth; Cooper, Carlie; Hooper, Skyler; Washington, Ashley; Williams-Sledge, Zakia – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2020
The 2017 Georgia House Bill 280 states that, with limited exceptions, a properly licensed handgun owner can Concealed Carry on Georgia's public college and university campuses. Since its inception and because of the recent history of mass shootings, much controversy surrounds this law. The infancy of and controversy behind this law calls for…
Descriptors: Weapons, Public Colleges, State Legislation, School Safety
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Banks, Shamiece A.; Archibald, James G. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2020
There are many benefits to being involved in Greek life. Becoming a part of a fraternity or sorority provides one with opportunities to get involved in community service and develop into global citizens. However, recent negative media attention has focused on hazing-related deaths, alcohol abuse, and sexual assaults in connection with Greek life.…
Descriptors: Sororities, Fraternities, Higher Education, Student Personnel Workers
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Cain, Elise J.; Smith, Natesha L. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2020
There are several indicators (e.g. lower enrollment rates and lower persistence rates) that rural people are achieving less postsecondary success compared to their urban peers. This is particularly true for people with low socioeconomic statuses and people of color. This article, therefore, utilizes critical race theory in education as a framework…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Student Experience, College Students
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Boettcher, Michelle Lea; Kniess, Dena; Benjamin, Mimi – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2019
While student affairs (SA) practitioner expertise can inform a faculty member's knowledge in the classroom, the transition into a tenure-track faculty role from student affairs administrative roles is complex. One of the differences new faculty members with SA administrator backgrounds experience is a change in the work community and shift from…
Descriptors: Career Change, Student Personnel Workers, College Faculty, Sense of Community
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Smith, Amy D. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2019
This study sought to answer if a relationship existed between required corequisite support and success in gateway College Algebra courses. Complete College America and Complete College Georgia initiatives over the last ten years have sought ways to increase access to higher education with high progression and completion rates. Efforts such as the…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Algebra, Required Courses, Developmental Studies Programs
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Egan, John D. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2019
This essay explores the unjust experiences of Black males and minority faculty on college campuses that perpetuate inequality in higher education. The literature shows Black male undergraduates experienced both overt racism and more subtle insults on some college campuses, which serve as a barrier to integration into the college system. This essay…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Teachers, Males, Undergraduate Students
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Jackson, Nikki; Fiester, Herbert; Workman, Jamie L. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2019
Colleges and universities, both within Georgia and nationwide, admit students who do not fully meet institutional admission standards. Typically referred to as provisional admits, the students then have requirements they must meet in order to gain full admission status. In Georgia, small percentages of provisionally admitted students graduate on…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Males, Student Experience
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Tolman, Steven; Calhoun, Daniel W. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2019
Most student affairs professionals will serve in a managerial and/or supervisory role at some point in their careers, yet we found only 11% of higher education graduate preparatory programs have required coursework focusing on this competency area. This situation is disconcerting, as there seems to be an assumption within the student affairs field…
Descriptors: College Administration, Personnel Selection, Student Personnel Workers, Graduate Study
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LeMay, John O., IV – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2016
The current paper examines the system of higher education in Greece. This discussion incorporates details that describe a brief history of the system's overall formation, an environmental snapshot of the country's current demographics and economic situation as well as similar information for their overall higher education system. Also, details…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational History, Economic Factors
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Taylor, Isaac – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to highlight how globalization and the development of knowledge-based economy is effecting the higher education system of Malaysia. This reflective analysis examined the policies and practices, in the higher education of Malaysia that internationalizes its higher education systems; the impact of globalization and the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, Knowledge Economy
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