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Shalka, Tricia R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Scholars identify interpersonal interactions as playing significant roles in many developmental processes that occur during the college years (e.g., Baxter Magolda, 2004, 2009a; E. H. Erikson, 1997; Torres, Jones, & Renn, 2009); however, the intersection of interpersonal dimensions of college student development and trauma is scantly discussed…
Descriptors: Trauma, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Concept, Developmental Tasks
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Dong, Suhua – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Using data from the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Senior Survey, I compared first-generation students' self-reported levels of engagement and outcomes with those of continuing-generation students at 16 private liberal arts colleges (N = 7,611). Membership in the first-generation group demonstrated significant, positive main…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Private Colleges, Liberal Arts, Student Diversity
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Allen, Cara Cliburn; Alleman, Nathan F. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
In this exploratory, qualitative study we analyzed the effects of food insecurity on students' academic and social experiences at a private, selective, normatively affluent institution. Findings reveal that students self-excluded from social events that centered around food. Students' academics were often sacrificed and interrupted as a result of…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Food, Hunger, Social Experience
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Deason, Daniel L.; Dahlen, Eric R.; Madson, Michael B.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Relational aggression involves behaviors intended to harm others' social relationships, reputation or status, and feelings of belonging. Examples of the adverse correlates of relational aggression include peer rejection, anxiety and depression, poor psychological adjustment, problematic alcohol use, and dysfunctional anger. University housing…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Aggression, Anxiety Disorders, College Students
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Böke, Bilun Naz; Mills, Devin J.; Mettler, Jessica; Heath, Nancy L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Stress is a common experience for university students. Elevated stress with limited healthy coping capabilities may result in students turning to external resources such as substance use (alcohol and drugs) to cope. Undergraduate students (N = 5,917) were surveyed to examine the relationship between perceived stress and engagement in substance use…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, College Students, Correlation
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Perez, Rosemary J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
The perspectives undergirding student development theory have evolved over time, yet few scholars have examined how various paradigms influence a specific developmental theory. In this literature review, I explored how constructivism, social constructionism, critical paradigms, and critical constructivism have shaped the study of self-authorship.…
Descriptors: Models, Individual Development, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes
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Radimer, Scott; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
With this study we sought to contribute to the literature on issues with undergraduate college men and alcohol consumption. Undergraduate men at 5 institutions across the Northeast (N = 1,457) were surveyed to examine the relationships among masculine norms, ethnic identity, social dominance orientation, and alcohol behavior. Data were analyzed…
Descriptors: Males, Undergraduate Students, Drinking, Masculinity
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Eblen-Zayas, Melissa; Russell, Janet – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Summer bridge programs are designed to ease the transition to college by providing students with academic skills and social resources during the summer between high school graduation and college. Research shows that bridge programs are potentially effective at increasing retention and academic success of at-risk students by providing an early…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, Skill Development, College Readiness
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Trolian, Teniell L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Many students engage in cocurricular involvement experiences in college, and research on student involvement has suggested benefits for students in terms of college outcomes. Involvement has been positively associated with academic self-confidence (Berger & Milem, 2002), academic success and satisfaction (Webber, Krylow, & Zhang, 2013),…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Student Attitudes
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Baker, Amanda R.; Montalto, Catherine P. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
With the costs of college on the rise across the United States, many postsecondary educators are concerned about the potential effect of financial strain on student outcomes. Scholars have long hypothesized that students who are concerned about finances may demonstrate lower goal commitment, academic engagement, and persistence (Boatman &…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Financial Problems, Stress Variables
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Servaty-Seib, Heather L.; Liew, Chye Hong – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Substantive research indicates that 37 to 44% of college students report the death of someone important to them (i.e., family member or close friend) in the prior 2-year period (Cousins, Servaty-Seib, & Lockman, 2017; Cox, Dean, & Kowalski, 2015). Yet, few institutions in the United States offer bereavement leave policies for students that…
Descriptors: School Policy, College Students, Grief, Leaves of Absence
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Tompsett, Carolyn J.; Colburn, Sindhia – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Peers are an important influence on college students' substance use and other risky behaviors. Students at a midsize state university in the Midwest (N = 489) completed an online survey assessing their alcohol risk, marijuana risk, engagement in antisocial behaviors, and social network characteristics. Respondent problem behaviors were associated…
Descriptors: Friendship, Drinking, Marijuana, Behavior Problems
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Wallace, Lacey N. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
I examined which students view campus gun carrying as socially beneficial, how these views vary based on social standing among peers, and to what extent students believe their own gun carrying behavior influences others. Data were drawn from a nationwide web survey of 520 US college students. Results indicate that males and those attending school…
Descriptors: Weapons, Student Attitudes, Campuses, Peer Relationship
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Jackson, Denise – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
I explored the perceived effectiveness of Australian undergraduate degree programs in preparing students for contemporary work. I examined student perceptions of program development of work-related knowledge and skills in Australia between 2013 and 2016 using national (N = 215,161) and institutional (N = 4,934) data. Variations in perceptions were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Career Readiness, Undergraduate Students
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Shelton, Leslie Jo; Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore early career professionals' perceptions of how their higher education or student affairs (HESA) graduate program prepared them to work with international students in their postgraduation student affairs work. The following themes emerged: HESA curricula lack formalized coursework about international…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Cultural Awareness, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
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