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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Kerschner, David; Payne, Jessica M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This investigation reports findings from survey data collected from 5,880 students enrolled at seven U.S. research universities. Building on previous studies, this investigation found that hazing occurred across a range of student groups and included high-risk drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Although students…
Descriptors: Hazing, Student Personnel Services, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Sarubbi, Molly; Marquez Kiyama, Judy; Harper, Casandra E. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This article reviews how orientation programs perpetuate or combat an ideology of invisibility for families of Color during the transition into college. Findings identify the ways in which ideologies of invisibility or support are constructed through institutional messaging of dismissal or welcome that influence the engagement of families of…
Descriptors: Ideology, Minority Groups, Learner Engagement, School Orientation
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Kilgo, Cindy Ann; Linley, Jodi L.; Bennett, LaVonya M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Our study examines how negative and positive diversity interactions influence students' psychological well-being. Specifically, we explore how diversity interactions influence students' psychological well-being at the end of their first year of college and how these experiences vary by race. Our findings suggest that while negative diversity…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, College Freshmen
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Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Knight, Sarah; McCready, Adam – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The authors examine components of pre-trip preparation that influence student trip experiences and learning related to short-term immersion programs. With the use of a transformative learning framework and a multisite longitudinal case study, key components emerged as essential in preparing students for these experiences: community building,…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Fund Raising, Social Justice, Leadership Training
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Shelton, Leslie Jo – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored 16 undocumented Latinx college students' perceptions of campus climate through the lens of sense of belonging. Barriers to belonging include: (a) experiencing racism and hostility from majoritized students, (b) limited visibility of other Latinx and/or undocumented students, and (c) blocked social opportunities.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Lynch, R. Jason; Glass, Chris R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
College student affairs professionals increasingly act as first responders to student crises. This article describes the development and validation of an instrument designed to measure symptoms of secondary trauma within a sample of student affairs professionals (n = 617). Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the instrument and its…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Trauma
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Blavos, Alexis A.; Glassman, Tavis J.; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Thompson, Amy J.; DeNardo, Faith – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This study examined the relationship between medical marijuana laws and student utilization rates, perceptions, and experiences. Participants were students in 37 states attending institutions of higher education. Students who went to college in states that adopted medical marijuana laws were more likely to use marijuana and experience academic and…
Descriptors: Laws, Marijuana, State Legislation, Drug Therapy
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Berger, Edward; Caruccio, Julie; Lampe, Lisa – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This three-year study examined academic outcomes of students in an engineering school supported by two student support models: (a) a decentralized model typical of the institution and (b) a partnership model in which a student affairs professional was embedded within the engineering school. Descriptive statistics and a logistic regression model…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Student Personnel Services
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Jessup-Anger, Jody; Armstrong, Megan; Kerrick, Elizabeth; Siddiqui, Noreen – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored students' perceptions of their experience in a social justice living-learning community throughout their time in the community and one year after participation. Findings illustrated students (1) developed a broader conception of social justice and greater awareness of social justice issues in the community, (2)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Social Justice
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Soria, Krista M.; Werner, Linnette; Nath, Conor – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether college students' participation in leadership programs, workshops, or courses has an effect on their development of social perspective taking. We analyzed data from the 2015 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership using propensity score matching and hierarchical linear regression. The results…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, College Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Training
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Vaccaro, Annemarie; Moore, Adam; Kimball, Ezekiel; Troiano, Peter F.; Newman, Barbara M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
A constructivist grounded theory study with 59 students with diverse disabilities from four different universities offers insight into coping strategies and long-term resilience for this rapidly growing, but marginalized, population. Embracing a strengths perspective, we present narratives from student exemplars who used creative coping…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Coping, Resilience (Psychology)
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Doyle, Jeff; Wheelis, Meaghann; Thompson, LaNette; Strietzel, Jeff – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Financial aid is often linked to evidence of learning inside the classroom (students' GPA) and financial need. This mixed-methods study describes an assessment of a scholarship designed to encourage learning outside the classroom that required incoming students to live in a living-learning community (LLC). Results showed that though receipt of the…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Living Learning Centers, Program Effectiveness, Student Personnel Workers
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LePeau, Lucy A.; Hurtado, Sarah Socorro; Williams, Latosha – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Researchers examined the potential of Presidents' Councils on Diversity (PCDs) to position advancing diversity and inclusion agendas at 11 higher education institutions. Researchers investigated strategies and the degree that PCDs set up agendas through the mobilization (i.e., creating vision and setting priorities), implementation (i.e., creating…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, College Governing Councils, College Presidents, Change Strategies
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Vaccaro, Annemarie; Kimball, Ezekiel – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Using Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems model (1979, 1993), we analyzed grounded theory data from 31 student affairs professionals about supporting students with and without disabilities in, and beyond, the university microsystem of housing. Participants described the challenge of simultaneously meeting the needs of students with and without…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, College Housing, Dormitories
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Soria, Krista Marie; Werner, Linnette; Chandiramani, Neelam; Day, Montana; Asmundson, Aaron – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are associations between college students' participation in cocurricular activities and their development of leadership and multicultural competence. We analyzed survey data from seven large, public research universities in 2015. The results suggest administrative and social cocurriculars…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Correlation
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