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Boone, Katherine B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The sources of work motivation for resident assistants have received little attention in the literature over the last decade. As the role grows more complex and more expectations are added to the RA position, determining what current factors motivate students to apply for the RA position is essential. This study presents quantitative research to…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Helping Relationship
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Wode, Jessica – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
As University housing offices seek to maximize use of their available beds, it is valuable to understand the factors that are most important in influencing students to choose to move off campus. This study compares importance ratings on a wide range of housing factors for students who planned to stay on campus and those who planned to move off…
Descriptors: College Students, Place of Residence, Decision Making, On Campus Students
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Rankin, Pressley R., IV; Gulley, Needham Yancey – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The separation of work and life creates unique challenges for residence life professionals, given that they often live in their place of work. The culture of this work pushes such employees to integrate their work and personal lives in ways that are not always healthy or fulfilling and that frequently lead to burnout. This study sought to explore…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, College Housing, Resident Advisers, Dormitories
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Nguyen, David H. K.; Collier, Joan; Watts, Angela; Cartwright, Camille; King-Kostelac, Amelia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Understanding the law has become an integral part of the work of higher education professionals, especially residence life staff. For decades, courts have contributed an increasingly important role in shaping the litigious nature of society at large and within higher education (Greenleaf, 1982). Barr and Associates (1988) noted the increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Personnel Workers, Role
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
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Lopez, Lisa B.; Davies, Susan C.; Schaller, Molly A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Concussions in college students can lead to a number of academic, physical, and emotional consequences. This project involved training college staff--including residence hall advisors--about the signs, symptoms, and risks related to concussions. The importance of training in concussion recognition and management is discussed in relation to campus…
Descriptors: College Students, Head Injuries, Brain, School Personnel
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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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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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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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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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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Secondary Traumatic Stress has been described as "the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person" (Figley, 1999, p. 10). College resident assistants often serve as first-responders to students who have experienced traumatic life events such as severe mental illness, substance abuse, sexual…
Descriptors: Trauma, Stress Variables, Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Zeller, William J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Recent trends in higher education have called for renewed vitality in the connections between the in-class and out-of-class experiences. This movement has sparked increased interest in the interactions students have with each other, with instructional faculty, and with Student Affairs professionals. This article describes how residential learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty
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Stoner, James C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Research on resident assistant burnout peaked in the 1980s, and there has been little scholarship since. Much of the original literature is dated, and some contains unresolved conflicts in the findings. Also, there is a glaring gap in the literature, specifically in how burnout relates to both RA job satisfaction and position departure. This study…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Students, Resident Advisers, Burnout
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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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