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Stoner, James C.; Zhang, Yi – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
A sense of mattering among college students has been found to have positive outcomes, including lower levels of anxiety and depression as well as increased self-esteem, wellness, happiness, and job satisfaction. However, the feeling of mattering among Resident Assistants (RAs) has received little attention in literature. This quantitative study…
Descriptors: College Housing, Resident Advisers, Residential Programs, Sense of Community
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Kortegast, Carrie A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student perceptions of their residence hall environments are influenced by interactions with peers, resident assistants, residential life administrators, and campus policies. Using the tradition of storytelling and drawing upon the experience of 11 LGBTQ participants, this article provides a…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, College Students
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Canto, Angela I.; Cox, Bradley E.; Osborn, Debra; Becker, Martin Swanbrow; Hayden, Seth – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Resident Assistants (RAs) are often faced with working and living among residents who are struggling, in distress, and, at times, in crisis. This article provides a primer on identifying residents in crisis as well as the tasks faced when working with students in transition and crisis. A discussion of the prevalence of distress reported by…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Resident Advisers, Stress Variables
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Sriram, Rishi; Scales, Laine; Shushok, Frank, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
The importance of living on campus is well established, but extant research that examines administrator perceptions of what comprises the best educational experience for students living on campus is generally unavailable. This study reports the development of a psychometric instrument designed to uncover underlying paradigms and attitudes of…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Psychometrics, Administrator Attitudes, College Housing
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McClure, Kevin R.; Ryder, Andrew J.; DeVita, James M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Despite the increasing popularity of public-private partnerships, empirical research about the origins, models, and long-term outcomes of this approach to financing, constructing, and managing college student housing is scant. In this study, we sought to investigate the origins, models, and outcomes of public-private partnerships in college…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, College Housing, Case Studies
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Otchere, Kimberly; Bankhead, Tekita; Williams, Ayanna – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
The resurgence of student activism has yielded dynamic change within university housing departments and beyond on college campuses across the country. In higher education, the social, cultural, and political environment continues to be highly racialized and characterized by a string of protests and public displays of student angst. The threat of…
Descriptors: Social Change, Activism, College Housing, College Students
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Sears, Stephanie D.; Tu, Dawn Lee – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) develop and strengthen students' persistence by providing a greater sense of community, opportunities for co-curricular activities, and socially engaging and academically supportive peer environments (Shapiro & Levine, 1999). While researchers have affirmed the rationale, impact, and efficacy of LLCs, very…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Scholarship, Living Learning Centers, Consciousness Raising
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Cook, Kathy; McCoy, Dorian L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
This critical case study examined the racial identity development of 10 White RAs who participated in 12 hours of diversity and social justice training during a two-week summer program. Helm's White Racial Identity Development Model served as the study's theoretical framework. In this paper, we discuss the incongruence between the Northeast State…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Case Studies, Racial Identification
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Patton, Lori D.; Sharp, Sacha; Sánchez, Berenice – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
A critical discourse analysis of comments written in response to an online article related to the University of Connecticut's announcement about the ScHOLA2RS House, a culturally-themed residential program to retain and support African American male students is presented. Following this announcement, articles were published in various online media…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Males, College Housing, African American Students
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Davidson, Amanda N.; Preciado, Henoc M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Various state and federal policies and regulations have made higher education more accessible to undocumented students over the past few years. As undocumented students continue to enroll in colleges and universities across the country, higher education professionals must be equipped with knowledge and skills to provide them with equitable…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, College Housing, Student Experience
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Hotchkins, Bryan K.; Dancy, T. Elon – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Participatory action research and photovoice was used to examine 20 Black students' perceptions of campus racial climate within residential learning communities. Using a qualitative constructivist case study, we examined Black students' inventories of individual and community assets, as juxtaposed to challenges, within residential domiciles at two…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Students, Dormitories, Resident Advisers
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Berumen, Juan G.; Pender, Jason T. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
While sufficient methodological training and effective implementation of assessment approaches are essential for successful evaluation in student affairs, those with an interest and passion for social justice may be conflicted. Many of the assessment approaches employed today are misaligned with social justice agendas, lack theoretical grounding…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Ethics, Community Development
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Early, Sherry L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The leadership capacity of resident assistants can be impacted by many experiences, including involvement in mentoring relationships. The purpose of this study was to examine if and how resident assistants' leadership capacities are influenced by participating in these relationships. A sample of 6,006 resident assistants was analyzed using data…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Mentors, Leadership
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Koch, Virginia Albaneso – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Developing resident assistant (RA) training is a challenge for most housing and residence life staff. Grounded in the author's doctoral research on the curricular design of RA training programs, this study summarizes current practices in three types of RA training programs--preservice training, in-service training, and academic courses--and…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, Training, Teaching Methods
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Frazier, William R.; Eighmy, Myron A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This study focuses on a wellness learning community in order to report changes that were made to its operation and to determine if its members had higher levels of satisfaction than did other students living in the same residence hall. Research was conducted on the wellness learning community at a Midwest university to determine if changes made in…
Descriptors: Wellness, Living Learning Centers, Student Satisfaction, Change
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