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Foste, Zak; Jones, Susan R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how gender structured and informed the ways in which 10 undergraduate men experienced service-learning courses. Participant narratives underscore a perceived tension between dominant expectations of masculinity among men on campus and service-learning. In particular, service was largely understood as a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Males, Service Learning
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Sanderson, Heather; DeRousie, Jason; Guistwite, Nicole – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
This study examined the impact of collegiate recreation participation on academic success as measured by grade point average, course credit completion, and persistence or graduation. Logistic and multiple regressions were run to explore the relationship between total recreation contact hours and outcome variables. Results indicated a positive and…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Recreational Activities, Academic Achievement, Success
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McMahon, Sarah; Stepleton, Kate; Cusano, Julia; O'Connor, Julia; Gandhi, Khushbu; McGinty, Felicia – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault identified campus climate surveys as "the first step" for addressing campus sexual violence. Through a process case study, this article presents one model for engaging in a comprehensive, action-focused campus climate assessment process. Rooted in principles of…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Abuse, Educational Environment, Case Studies
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Miller, Ryan A.; Jones, Veronica A.; Reddick, Richard J.; Lowe, Tracie; Franks Flunder, Brandelyn; Hogan, Kristen; Rosal, Ana Ixchel – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Universities increasingly call upon employees to educate campus community members on diversity, yet the experiences of these educators are rarely addressed. Via scholarly personal narratives, a team of diversity educators at a predominantly White research university shared their experiences facilitating diversity trainings while attempting to…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Multicultural Education, Facilitators (Individuals), Research Universities
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Miller, Ryan A.; Guida, Tonia; Smith, Stella; Ferguson, S. Kiersten; Medina, Elizabeth – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Despite the increasing development of bias response teams on college and university campuses, little scholarship has examined these teams and, in particular, team leaders' approaches to understanding the role of free speech in responding to bias. Through semi-structured interviews, administrators who served on bias response teams at 19…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Bias, College Environment, Campuses
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Li, Xiaojie; Lee, Jenny – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
This study sought to examine international students' satisfaction with work availability while enrolled and the factors that influenced this satisfaction through the acquisitions and mergers framework. The findings indicated that a notable portion of international students might be treated as acquisitions, based on their self-reports of low work…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, College Students, Guidelines
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Muller, Kristyn; Grabsch, Dustin; Moore, Lori – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Limited research exists that examines factors influencing student affairs professionals' attainment of the professional competencies that are expected of them. The study described in this article analyzed student affairs professionals' survey responses to determine which demographics, pre-professional experiences, and educational experiences…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Professional Identity, Minimum Competencies, Demography
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Martin, Georgianna; Broadhurst, Christopher; Hoffshire, Michael; Takewell, William – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Activism by student affairs administrators can provide powerful methods for change within higher education for LGBTQ students. Though the LGBTQ community has experienced improvements in campus climates, marginalizing policies for members of that community are still prevalent in higher education. Using the tempered radicals theory to guide this…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, College Environment
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Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana; Danowski, James – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
This article focuses on the impact of international short-term study trips on the multicultural competence of graduate students in higher education administration. The analysis demonstrates graduate students' attainment in all three areas of multicultural competence: awareness, skills, and knowledge. Utilizing semantic network analysis and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Qualitative Research
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Harris, Jessica C.; BrckaLorenz, Allison; Nelson Laird, Thomas F. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The research presented in this article utilizes data from four years of the National Survey of Student Engagement to shed light on the biracial student population and their engagement practices in postsecondary contexts. Specifically, this study explored the ways in which biracial students with different racial heritages engage differently from…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Ivanova, Albena; Moretti, Anthony – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
We investigate the direct and interaction effects of breadth and depth of student involvement in campus activities on student grade point average. Using data from the Student Engagement Transcripts on 475 students and ordinary least squares regression, we provide evidence for both direct and interaction effects. A more detailed analysis of the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Witkowsky, Patricia; Dinise-Halter, Amy; Yakaboski, Tamara; Long, Sarah – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The image of a master's degree student in a student affairs preparation program (SAPP) is not likely a woman over 30 with children. This constructivist qualitative study explored the deficits faced and navigation strategies of 13 non-traditional-aged women from two SAPPs to improve program access, recruitment, experiences, and retention. The…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Graduate Students, Nontraditional Students
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McClure, Kevin; Ryder, Andrew J. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
This study sought to better understand the relationship between access to spending money and students' social relationships with peers through a survey and four follow-up focus groups at a public regional comprehensive university. Using sense of belonging as a conceptual lens, findings demonstrated that spending money was a significant influence…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Followup Studies, Focus Groups, College Students
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Hughes, Bryce E. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
This case study examined the sources of resilience utilized by staff and faculty grassroots leaders at a Jesuit, Catholic university addressing the LGBT campus climate. Interviews with 31 grassroots leaders uncovered how self-authorship helped participants reconcile tensions between Church teachings and LGBT concerns, self-efficacy to make a…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Leadership, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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Maramba, Dina C.; Palmer, Robert T.; Kang, Hyeyoung; Yull, Denise – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The study of college choice among all students continues to be crucial in higher education. More importantly, a critical examination of understanding the influences of college choice for ethnically diverse groups may provide better guidance for colleges and universities particularly in increasing and diversifying their student populations. This…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Choice, Ethnic Groups, Qualitative Research
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