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Schmid, David; Wagstaff, Jennifer – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Well-developed helping skills are essential among entry-level housing professionals to effectively perform their duties and responsibilities. This regional survey of senior housing officer perceptions of entry-level housing professionals' proficiency with helping skills revealed the need for increased training. In addition to the survey, the…
Descriptors: College Housing, Student Personnel Workers, Entry Workers, Helping Relationship
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Stauffer, Christina; Kimmel, Dillon – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Successful implementation of a Residential Curriculum Model is dependent on the preparedness and investment of professional staff to design the learning experiences taking place in residence halls. Recent literature urges student affairs educators to embrace approaches which contribute to student learning beyond the classroom. This concept has…
Descriptors: College Housing, Resident Advisers, College Students, Curriculum Development
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Bury, Becki; Macon, Heather J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
With an overall goal of continuous learning, what emphasis is placed on competencies in entry-level residence life professional training? Staff in campus housing departments use competency-based training to provide higher levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities especially between the first and third years of entry-level residence life…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Training, Competence, Staff Development
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Altmaier, Pamela – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Bias-related incidents targets students from historically marginalized populations regularly. These experiences may have emotional, physiological, and even physical consequences causing these students to have lower retention rates in higher education. Through individual interviews and a follow-up focus group, eight participants shared their…
Descriptors: College Housing, Racial Bias, Social Bias, At Risk Students
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McCluskey-Titus, Phyllis; Cawthon, Tony W.; Helms, Zach – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Residence Life Training Programs have evolved over the past quarter century, yet few studies have explored how changes in training impact the preparation and retention of staff. Utilizing a mixed-method design of survey and interview data with housing professionals trained since 1993, this study explores trends in residence life training and…
Descriptors: College Housing, Staff Development, Training, Resident Advisers
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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Live-in college residential life positions often involve extensive and diverse responsibilities including the support of residential students experiencing traumatic life events. While live-in staff undergo extensive training in regard to supporting these students, they are often ill-equipped to understand and prevent potential negative…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Work, Praxis, Trauma
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Wilke, Autumn K.; Evans, Nancy J.; Varland, Charlie E.; Brown, Kirsten R.; Broido, Ellen M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Disabled students may face ableist challenges in the campus residential environment. Although campus housing plays a critical role in retention by promoting social integration, little is known about what promotes the engagement of disabled students in campus living environments because the literature about these students focuses on legal topics or…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Housing, Student Experience, Social Integration
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Berg, Stephen A.; Brown, Casey Graham – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Supervising resident assistants (RAs) on college and university campuses is one of the most critical roles of housing staff. The job responsibilities of RAs are demanding, and the position is filled with multiple stressors, including role ambiguity, role conflict, and burnout, which can lead to attrition and reduced job satisfaction. Supervision…
Descriptors: Supervision, Job Satisfaction, Resident Advisers, Stress Variables
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Manz, Jonathan – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Using the social change model of leadership development as a way to measure leadership abilities in resident assistants (RAs), this study investigated RAs' demonstration of the seven values-consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility, and citizenship--associated with this model. These…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Social Responsibility, Student Leadership
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Dumford, Amber D.; Ribera, Amy K.; Miller, Angie L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Sense of belonging is critical for students throughout their college experience, and even more so now, given the current concerns about undergraduate graduation rates. The purpose of this study was to explore how students' perception of their sense of belonging on campus is affected by where and with whom they live. We utilized a multidimensional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sense of Community, On Campus Students, College Freshmen
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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Working with traumatized individuals can have potentially negative impacts on professional support personnel, including cognitive decline, increased anxiety, and declines in physical health. Despite the responsibilities of resident assistants as crisis-responders, few studies explore how they are impacted by secondary trauma. This study sought to…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Work Environment, Trauma
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Haynes, Cliff – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The experiences of female students in an engineering living-learning program (LLP) are described in this study using a constructivist theoretical perspective. The study aims to fill gaps in the literature using qualitative methods. Data from 13 semi-structured individual interviews serve as the primary data source. After conducting a metaphorical…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Figurative Language, Social Support Groups
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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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