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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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Cisneros, Jesus; Cadenas, German – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
DREAMzone is an educational intervention designed to increase higher education professionals' competency and self-efficacy for working with undocumented students. Grounded in social learning theory, we developed the DREAMer-ally instrument to investigate the effects of DREAMzone on DREAMer-ally competency and self-efficacy. Findings support the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Staff Development, Self Efficacy, Competency Based Education
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Mather, Peter C.; Zempter, Christy; Ngumbi, Elizabeth; Nakama, Yuki; Manley, David; Cox, Haley – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
This is a study of students from high-poverty backgrounds attending universities in Honduras. Based on a series of individual and focus group interviews, the researchers found students from high-poverty backgrounds face numerous practical challenges in persisting in higher education. Despite these challenges, participants succeeded due to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Poverty, Disadvantaged
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Dean, Shannon R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
Developing multiculturally competent citizens is at the forefront of the espoused mission of higher education. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a self-report instrument to measure traditional-age (18-to 24-year-old) college students' multicultural consciousness (e.g., awareness of self, knowledge of difference, and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Literacy, Cultural Awareness, Interpersonal Competence
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Tompkins, Amanda; Cook, Trevor; Miller, Emily; LePeau, Lucy A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to better understand the impact of gender in study abroad participation rates and intercultural competence. The researchers aimed to identify the differences in intercultural competence between men and women and those who have and have not studied abroad. A mixed methods survey indicated there are significant…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Gender Differences, Student Participation, Intercultural Programs
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Chan, Jason – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
College students are frequent social media users. Heightened racial tensions across college campuses and the United States have increased the volume of racial discourse on social media, suggesting a need to understand social media's influence on how students make meaning of race. Using symbolic interactionism and racial identity theories, this…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Arroyo, Andrew T.; Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C.; Louis, Dave A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
While research has shown that the racial diversity of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is increasing, the efforts of student affairs professionals to foster racial inclusivity are under examined. This case study discusses findings from student affairs professionals at one HBCU to understand what they are doing to foster a…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Case Studies, Student Diversity, Student Personnel Workers
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Vaccaro, Annemarie; Newman, Barbara M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
Using grounded theory methods, the authors examined how LGBPQ students developed a sense of belonging during the first year of college. Sense of belonging transformed and deepened over the year and was fostered in three different contexts: university, group, and friendship. It was influenced by sexual identity and outness, university messaging,…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Sexual Orientation
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