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O'Donnell, Maeve B.; Shirley, Lauren A.; Park, Stacey S.; Nolen, Julian P.; Gibbons, Alyssa M.; Rosén, Lee A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Several instruments exist to measure college adjustment: the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ; Baker & Siryk, 1989), the College Adjustment Rating Scale (Zitzow, 1984), and the College Adjustment Scales (Anton & Reed, 1991). Of these, the SACQ is the most widely used and takes a multifaceted approach to measuring college…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires
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McMahon, Sarah; Stepleton, Kate – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Extant literature has not addressed whether multiple exposures to information and messages about sexual violence affect students' awareness of resources or impact students' efficacy in seeking assistance for themselves or a peer who experiences sexual violence. To help address this gap in research and inform colleges and universities in the…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Victims of Crime, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Linley, Jodi L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
I critically examined the ways racially minoritized college students who served as peer socialization agents (i.e., orientation leaders, tour guides) experienced their campus climate in relation to their racial identities and student ambassador positions. Framed by critical race theory, the counternarratives of 11 racially minoritized peer…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, College Students, Minority Group Students, Socialization
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Vaccaro, Annemarie; Kimball, Ezekiel W.; Moore, Adam; Newman, Barbara M.; Troiano, Peter F. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
This article presents findings and a model from a constructivist grounded theory study about purpose development for college students with disabilities. The 59 participants, drawn from 4 different higher education institutions, self-identified as having 1 or more of a variety of disabilities. Students engaged in imagination, exploration, and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Models, College Students, Disabilities
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Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Chan, Kevin Ka Shing; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Although the contribution of family support and peer support to university adjustment has been examined separately, few attempts have been made to explore the mechanism underlying this relation. This is the first study in the Asian context to test the role of self-esteem in mediating the effect of social support on first-year university adjustment…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Self Esteem, Foreign Countries
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Schwitzer, Alan M.; Moss, Catherine B.; Pribesh, Shana L.; St. John, Dan J.; Burnett, Dana D.; Thompson, Lenora H.; Foss, Jennifer J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
This study examined college counseling experiences and academic outcomes. About 10% of college students seek counseling for mental health needs, and many would be unable to persist without support. Building on previous research, the research found that participating in counseling was beneficial to academic success. Students who visited the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Needs, Student Needs, School Counseling
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Edwards, Katie M.; Ullman, Sarah E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
We examined the preliminary effectiveness of a novel intervention to reduce disclosure recipients' negative social reactions (SR) and increase positive SR to a sexual assault (SA) and/or intimate partner violence (IPV) disclosure. Surveys were completed by 43 college students before and immediately after participating in a 2-hour intervention.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Victims, College Students, Student Surveys
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Shupp, Matthew R.; Wilson, Amy B.; McCallum, Carmen M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Satisfaction of student affairs professionals and attrition from the field are longstanding concerns. Ineffective supervision has been linked to lack of support and trust, supervisees not feeling valued, lack of support for professional development, lack of transparency, and poor communication. Student affairs supervisors play an important role in…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Supervisors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Inclusion
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Lundberg, Carol A.; Kim, Young K.; Andrade, Luis M.; Bahner, Daniel T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
In this study we investigated the extent to which faculty interaction contributed to Latina/o student perceptions of their learning, using a sample of 10,071 Latina/o students who took the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. Findings were disaggregated for men and women, but results were quite similar between the 2 groups. Frequent…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Learner Engagement, Community Colleges
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Mayhew, Matthew J.; Bowman, Nicholas A.; Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Selznick, Benjamin; Riggers-Piehll, Tiffani – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine appreciative attitudes toward Jews--a historically marginalized and targeted worldview identity group in the context of American higher education--among non-Jewish undergraduates. Drawing from a sample of 13,489 students across 52 institutions and using a multilevel modeling approach, we found that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Marcotte, Julie; Lévesque, Geneviève – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Mental health problems among university and college students are a major public health concern and a socioeconomic issue. Our psychoeducation department is not exempt from this reality and has seen an important increase in mental health problems, especially anxiety issues, over the past years. To better understand anxiety in our students, we…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Anxiety, Identification (Psychology)
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Woodford, Michael R.; Weber, Genevieve; Nicolazzo, Z.; Hunt, Renee; Kulick, Alex; Coleman, Todd; Coulombe, Simon; Renn, Kristen A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Little is known is about the impacts of covert and overt discrimination and the protective factors for depression and suicide among LGBTQ students. Using multivariable regression analyses of a national sample of cisgender lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer students and trans* students (n = 776), we examined the association between mental health and…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Correlation, Antisocial Behavior, Homosexuality
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Sharma, Gitima; Yukhymenko-Lescroart, Mariya – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
For several decades, scholars have been exploring the factors that influence college students' persistence and retention. Several of the retention theories and models have emphasized the role of sense of purpose and degree commitment in contributing to college students' persistence. Students' sense of purpose regarding what motivates them, what…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation
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Strack, Robert W.; Aronson, Robert Eric; Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Seitz, Christopher M.; McCoy, Regina – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Disparity of Black male academic achievement compared with non-Black males is well documented in a variety of educational settings (Dancy & Brown, 2008; Harper, 2006; Jackson & Moore, 2008; Sander, 2014; Strayhorn, 2012). The literature has primarily focused on discussing educational shortcomings of Black male students rather than…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Undergraduate Students, African American Students
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Squire, Dian D.; McCann, Kristin – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
We examined the experiences of women of color (WoC) with critical worldviews in education doctoral programs. How students experience doctoral programs in relation to forwarding a critical perspective is integral to positive student development and academic success. A critical race feminist (CRF) approach framed the voices and experiences of 14 WoC…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Group Students, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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