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Bassett, Becca Spindel – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Low-income, first-generation students complete college at disproportionately low rates compared to their higher-income and continuing-generation peers. Actors across federal, state, and institutional levels have developed a wide variety of support programs to increase the retention and graduation rates of this group, and typically measure program…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Females, Late Adolescents
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Hemer, Kevin M.; Reason, Robert D. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Our multi-institutional study addresses the question: How do college students' backgrounds, collegiate engagement, and perceptions of the campus climate relate to the development of an activist orientation? Activism is framed as engagement in collective, sociopolitical action and measured using the Activism Orientation Scale (AOS). Meaningful…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, College Students, Student Characteristics
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Thomas, Nathaniel S.; Barr, Peter B.; Hottell, Derek L.; Adkins, Amy E.; Dick, Danielle M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Student attrition in higher education is a pervasive problem. In this analysis, we used a longitudinal sample of nearly 10,000 university students to examine the relative importance of social, behavioral, and interpersonal factors on student retention over time. Our findings show that increased depressive symptoms, antisocial behaviors, exposure…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, College Students, Social Influences
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Garton, Paul M.; Wawrzynski, Matthew R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Student affairs and student engagement are becoming important mechanisms for social change within South African tertiary education. We explored the relationship between student involvement in cocurricular activities and learning outcomes related to collective leadership for social change. Data were collected via a survey of 1,309 students that…
Descriptors: Social Change, Student Personnel Services, Learner Engagement, Higher Education
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Byrne, Virginia L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
"Cyberbullying"--the intentional, repeated online harassment of a person with less perceived social power--is a pervasive issue facing today's college students. As a result of cyberbullying, victimized students can suffer social, psychological, and academic consequences. This article reports the psychometric validation of a cyberbullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, Undergraduate Students
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Watt, Sherry K.; Mahatmya, Duhita; Coghill-Behrends, William; Clay, Daniel L.; Thein, Amanda Haertling; Annicella, Christine – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Society can no longer ignore the deep roots of racism in American life, culture, and institutions. This truth became more evident when the world witnessed the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in May 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd's murder represents multilayered trauma--mass deaths from the virus, a disproportional number of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Attitude Change
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Hwang, Jihee; Wao, Felix – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
College student satisfaction and engagement are important indicators of the quality of student learning experiences and outcomes in higher education. Researchers have found student satisfaction to be positively related to student persistence and academic success (Kuh, 2009; Strahan & Credé, 2015). Understanding the level of student…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Student Satisfaction, Student Participation
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Senreich, Evan; Williams-Gray, Brenda – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
The number of studies exploring the perceptions of college students towards the police has been small, with only two that include diverse urban college students as part of the samples. At two colleges in a large northeastern US city 1,103 students completed surveys that included items inquiring about personal information and their interactions…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Police, Urban Universities
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Gu, Wei; Usinger, Janet – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
It is estimated that by 2025, 7.2 million students will study in a country other than their own (Gu, 2009). Through the 2016-2017 academic year, Chinese students represented 33.6% of the total international student population in the US, up from 31% just 3 years earlier (Institute of International Education, 2018). "Intercultural…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Friendship, Acculturation, Student Adjustment
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Lawson, Katie M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Women in male-dominated majors (MDMs), such as computer science, experience higher attrition rates than their male peers. Women in MDMs retrospectively report via surveys more negative events, sexism for instance, and fewer positive events, such as support from male peers in MDMs and female peers in gender-neutral majors (GNMs) like history. To…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Majors (Students), Disproportionate Representation
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Moschella, Elizabeth A.; Banyard, Victoria L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Mattering is the subjective perception that others are aware of us, care about us, and depend on us at the interpersonal (e.g., friends) and societal levels (e.g., workplace, school). Interpersonal and university mattering explain important variances in college students' well-being and academic performance; therefore, shorter, more tailored…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Sense of Community, Interpersonal Relationship, Well Being
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Garcia, Crystal E.; Walker, William; Morgan, Dawn; Shi, Yuewei – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Using a critical qualitative approach, we explored ways student affairs professionals at predominantly white institutions within the South made sense of and enacted commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Findings show that participants rarely engaged in direct conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion with their colleagues…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Equal Education, Student Diversity
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Mucci-Ferris, Madison; Grabsch, Dustin K.; Bobo, Amanda – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
The global COVID-19 pandemic will be a memorable part of the college student experience from Spring 2020 through the semesters that followed. Higher education administrators and student affairs leadership have faced many concerns during the pandemic, including the remote learning experience, the mental health of college students, and the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Duran, Antonio; Garcia, Crystal E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Using quare theory as a theoretical framework and critical narrative inquiry as a methodology, researchers centered the stories of 20 queer Women of Color affiliated with culturally based sororities. Participants spoke about how they perceived gendered and heterosexist norms in their sororities and how they negotiated their identities in these…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Group Students, Social Bias, Gender Bias
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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Howell, Courtney – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Once considered by researchers to be an innovation in undergraduate education, living-learning communities (LLCs) exist today on many campuses throughout the US (Inkelas et al., 2018). In these communities, students live together, take part in shared academic experiences, and engage in cocurricular programming designed to enhance their learning…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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