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Rist, Sarah; Gyomlai, Moumita Das; Weeks, Jessica Babin; Meek, Shawnee; Tucker, Mary L. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
The field of positive psychology has blossomed in research, training, and instruction to provide grounded ways to pursue happiness. Universities are now offering courses on happiness, centers are offering training certificates, and consultants are working with organizations to enhance workers' positivity and wellbeing because research affirms that…
Descriptors: Marketing, Business Administration Education, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Martin, Deb – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
This qualitative study explores the workplace experiences of 12 lesbian public school teachers in Southern New Jersey. Through in-depth, semi-structured interviews, teachers discuss the tensions, contradictions, rewards, and challenges of teaching at this unique historical moment when laws, policies, social practices, and attitudes are in flux.…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Homosexuality, Females, Public School Teachers
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Darrah, Marjorie; Humbert, Roxann; Howley, Caitlin – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
For the growing worldwide economy to be successful, science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) workers are needed. Once recruited to pursue a STEM major, the challenge is keeping these students on track. A large diverse workforce is needed in these fields, but past research has shown students from rural settings are disadvantaged when…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence
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An, Brian P. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
This paper examines the relation between formal and social-psychological elements of secondary schooling and college major selection. Students select their college major based on a "secondary sorting process" where their high school experiences are key factors that transmit certain advantages for some students and disadvantages for…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Student Experience, Majors (Students), Decision Making
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Kapoor, Bhavya – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
In the wake of times of challenges as grave as facing a pandemic like COVID-19, agility allows the organizations to sustain and open up to their full potential. The impact on the business environment brings about forced changes in form of adopting new tools and techniques to sustain growth. Such is the case of Indian academic institutions, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Bailie, Jeffrey L. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
This paper presents the results of a 2021 exploratory investigation concerning factors that influence online learner reticence toward the application of corrective feedback relating to the writing style sanctioned by the American Psychological Association. The research question for the qualitative case study explored reasons for a disinclination…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Error Correction, Feedback (Response)
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Lin, Juan; Tan, Tih Koon – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
University counselors have been in place in China for more than fifty years, and they serve an important (yet underappreciated) role in Chinese universities. The professional development of this profession is: (1) a realistic need for the construction of quality education development teams in colleges/universities; (2) a theoretical need for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Professional Development, Counselor Role
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Hamlin, Alan R.; Barney, Steve T. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
The genesis and spread of COVID-19 around the world since 2020 have caused severe impacts in every aspect of people's lives, from work life to recreation, social activities to physical health. Higher education has not been excluded. Universities have altered curriculum, changed delivery methods, provided more counseling, purchased new technology,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Waggoner, Charles R. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
Electronic communication plays a significant role in most schools and in all of our personal lives as well. The legal question of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable electronic speech for students that is constructed and delivered totally off-campus on such platforms such as Snapchat, Tic Toc, Facebook or Meta, U-Tube, and regular email,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Court Litigation
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Quddus, Munir; Williams, Michael; Quazi, Rahim; Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga; Osho, Gbolahan – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) plays an important role in the social and economic life of the local, state and national economy. This study presents estimates of the economic impacts of the University's contributions, both short-term and long-term, on the local (Waller County), regional (Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan…
Descriptors: Universities, School Community Relationship, Economic Impact, Models
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Hawthorne, Melissa J.; Zhang, Aidong; Cooper, Alisha – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
Academic advising is a common student success and retention strategy, but most research focuses on student satisfaction rather than traditional measures of student achievement, such as grade point average (GPA). The current study examined how academic advising predicts student GPA. The findings support the idea that Advisor Accountability and…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Rulinda, Ephrard; Jones, Don; Wattam, Donald K.; Thompson, Robert Britton – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
In Rwanda, the number of culturally minority students in higher education institutions has continued to increase in recent years, yet the role of instructors and school administrators in utilizing culturally responsive teaching (CRT) methods for those students remain unclear. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe instructors'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, College Administration
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Scott, Kristin; Meng, Juan Gloria; Olson, Kathryn – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
The American Dream is thoroughly woven into the American life and has broad individual and cultural implications. At its heart, the American Dream represents opportunity and prosperity but has recently developed into a hyper-consumption ideology. Because of the current state of economic and environmental conditions, new ideas of what the American…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Democratic Values, Values
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Zhan, Zhan; Tan, Tih Koon – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
Different from the objective risk of self-financed study-abroad behavior, the perceived risk thereof is the basis for individuals to assess the educational consumption risk from their own points of view. The perceived risk in self-financed study-abroad behavior falls into seven aspects, i.e., economic risk, functional risk, completion risk,…
Descriptors: Risk, Risk Assessment, Study Abroad, Safety
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Sutzko, Christopher C.; Yudichak, Heather Kearney – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
Recent interest in the development of non-cognitive skill development within the educational environment can play an important role in helping students succeed while in school and beyond. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental design study is to explore what influence a career focused Introduction to Business course embedded with…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Decision Making, Career Choice
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