College Student Journal

Founded in 1966, College Student Journal is an education periodical covering the education field. Project Innovation publishes this journal quarterly. The Editor is George Uhlig.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, March

A Gender-Based Comparison of the Learning Strategies of Adult Business Students
Due to a growing number of female students entering the business classroom, educators have to understand the learning needs and characteristics of these students. This paper describes a study comparing the learning and study strategies of female and...
A Method for Measuring Student Study Time and Preliminary Results
A method is described to measure the amount of time that students in a college course devote to the course outside the classroom. With confidentiality assured, 17 students in an intermediate-level psychology course recorded daily on an index card the...
An Educational Philosophy Guides the Pedagogical Process
The author's conception of a philosophy is that it constitutes a moral and social compass, behavioral, attitudinal, and value guideposts, essential professional and personal prescriptions, and a consistent but alterable assessment means for professional...
Building the Foundations of Inclusive Education through Collaborative Teacher Preparation: A University-School Partnership
The purpose of this project was to provide a one-year opportunity for university students, school-based special educators and general educators to work together on behalf of 20 elementary education students with special needs. Twenty general education...
College Student Suicidality and Family Issues
This research investigates the family background of college-student suicide in two study years (1992 [N = 965] and 1998 [N= 1535]). The subjects were undergraduates at Michigan State University. The data were analyzed by zero-order, partial and canonical...
Cooperative Learning in Higher Education: Undergraduate Student Reflections on Group Examinations for Group Grades
The purpose of the study is to share the reflections from 140 university seniors who have participated in cooperative written examinations for group grades. Reflections are clustered by themes as identified from the 140 students' comments using Van...
Data Driven Decision Making
Information for making curricular decisions come from many sources. One model being that measurable data might secure needed content for determining sequence in the curriculum. Wide access to computer technology and within a testing philosophy, information...
Diversity on College Campuses Today: The Growing Need to Foster Campus Environments Capable of Countering a Possible "Tipping Effect"
This article compared the rates of 1) racial tension and 2) interracial friendships and dating at two comparable institutions of higher learning in the Northeastern United States, one relatively homogeneous and the other more heterogeneous in terms...
Do Psychology and Biology Majors Differ in Their Study Processes and Learning Styles?
This study investigated the differences in learning styles of psychology (n = 87) and biology (n = 92) majors, using the Biggs, Kember, and Leung's (2001) two-factor Revised Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F). Significant differences between the...
Life Goals among Greek College Students
Ninety-six undergraduate Greek students (60% sorority, 40% fraternity members) from Bucknell University voluntarily completed an extensive confidential questionnaire which included an assessment of their ranking of 19 life goals. Goals ranked the highest...
Marketing: A Community College Success Story
The authors of this article will explore how investments in effective marketing can help make a community college be "successful." This means for this essay, that enrollment increase, increased endowments, outreach, and community support all grow....
Nonverbal and Verbal Communication in "Involved" and "Casual" Relationships among College Students
Two hundred thirty three never married undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a 45 item questionnaire designed to assess nonverbal and verbal communication differences in "involved" and "casual" dating relationships. Findings revealed...
Obsessive-Compulsive Complaints and Academic Performance in College Students
Obsessive-compulsive features contribute to academic failure in children and adolescents. Yet, only limited research of such features and academic performance has been conducted with college students. This study examined how obsessive-compulsive complaints,...
Persistence in Higher Education and Its Relationship to Other Personality Variables
A variety of personality variables can be theoretically connected to academic success in school at any age. Among these, persistence seems to be a central characteristic. In this study two questionnaires were administered to 181 Israeli college students...
Privacy Regulation and College Adjustment: A Comparison of American and Turkish Freshmen Living in Residence Halls
This study examines the ways in which freshmen regulate their privacy via contact-seeking and contact-avoiding behaviors in residence halls. The survey was conducted at an American university in the Midwest (n=200) and at a Turkish university in Ankara,...
Student Government Development and Use of Comprehensive University Planning Documents
This paper describes the process by which a student government at a public liberal arts and sciences university wrote two university planning documents over a four-year period. It discusses the cultural impacts that these efforts had on the university...
The Relationship between Achievement Goal Orientation and Coping Style: Traditional vs. Nontraditional College Students
Do traditional and nontraditional college students cope differently with stress? Is there a relationship between type of coping style and achievement goal orientation? Participants were administered questionnaires that measured both achievement goal...
Traits of a Self-Respecting University in Facing Challenges in the New Century
This paper attempts to highlight various issues and challenges facing universities in the new era. Finding the right balance and approach to the issues is of crucial importance. The traits expected of a self-respecting university to face the challenges...
Using Student Preferences to Fashion a New Business Management Curriculum
Many academic departments, concerned with providing curricula that are both current and targeted to student and employer needs, are revamping their course offerings. This includes changing content and focus of existing courses as well as offering new...
Win One for the Students: Sports Wagering by College Students
College students (N=359) at a university with legal access to sports betting were asked how often they wagered on athletic events. Sightly over half of the sample (53.5%) said they never wagered on sporting events at a casino, but nearly as many (46.4%)...
Worry Content Associated with Decreased Sleep-Length among College Students
A sample of 300 university students were asked to indicate their habitual sleep-length and complete the Worry Domains Questionnaire (WDQ) to determine what content areas of worry were most associated with decreased sleep-length among college students....