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. 4, December

Analysis of MBTI Type Patterns in College Scholars
In this study, the MBTI was administered to recipients of competitive scholarships (full tuition, room, board, and stipend) awarded to the brightest incoming freshmen at Central Michigan University (based on GPA, essay and interviews). The purpose...
An Empirical Comparison of Student User-Satisfaction between SPSS and Minitab
Statistical software packages are an essential tool in teaching undergraduate statistics courses. Two of the better-known packages are SPSS and Minitab. There are no known articles empirically comparing the PC versions of SPSS and Minitab. This paper...
A Study of University Classroom Strategies Aimed at Increasing Spiritual Health
Although commonly asserted to be the core of health, spirituality is a relatively unexplored area. The authors of this study proposed the research question: can spiritual health be enhanced through a planned educational intervention? This study examined...
Attitudes of Pre-Service Teachers towards Persons with Disabilities: Predictions for the Success of Inclusion
The purpose of this study is to explore pre-service teachers' attitudes towards individuals with disabilities as a predictor for including them in the regular classroom. Before the implementation of any special education programs for students with...
College Students and Academic Dishonesty *
Students at a medium-size state university in the Southeast were surveyed regarding their attitudes and behaviors about learning. Three hundred and forty-five students (52.8 percent) indicated they had never committed any acts of academic dishonesty....
Differences in Learning Styles of College Students Attending Similar Universities in Different Geographic Locations
This study investigated differences in learning styles between students at similar universities located in geographically distinct locations using Schemeck, Ribich and Ramanaiah's (1977) Inventory of Learning Processes (ILP). Students at the midwestern...
Does Exercise Status Influence the Impressions Formed by College Students?
This study examined the influence written descriptions of exercisers and nonexercisers had on the impressions formed by college students. Impressions of 176 university students were assessed using the questionnaire reported by Martin, Sinden, and Fleming...
Educational Orientation, NEO PI-R Personality Traits, and Plans for Graduate School
The current study compared 166 students with plans to attend graduate school with 161 students intending to work after college on academically related behaviors, attitudes and personality traits. Students interested in graduate school reported more...
Factors Influencing the College Selection Process of Student-Athletes: Are Their Factors Similar to Non-Athletes
Recruitment is a vital component for any college or university. Recruiting top student-athletes is even more strategic due to the potential increase in undergraduate admissions and booster donations that a championship season may bring. While much...
From the Southern Hemisphere to the Rural South: A Mauritian Student's Version of "Coming to America"
International students entering the subculture of an American university face a variety of difficulties they are often unprepared to overcome. This case study focuses on an international student's experiences as he undertakes his academic journey at...
Goals of College Students: Some Gender Differences
One-hundred-and-fifty-four undergraduates at Bucknell University voluntarily completed a confidential questionnaire in which they ranked 19 of their life goals. Analysis of the random sample revealed that women (more than men) ranked goals related...
Impulsivity and Academic Achievement in College Students
Impulsivity is a wide-ranging trait, affecting multiple areas of one's life, including education. The educational process is a long-term, goal-oriented undertaking, which could be undermined by an impulsive tendency to act on immediate demands. Research...
Increasing Student Participation in Self Governance: A Comparison of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Perceptions
Student participation in self-governance activities has a strong historical foundation in even the earliest forms of higher education. This participation has evolved greatly to situations of students displaying real power in institutional behavior....
Knowledge and Attitudes about Emergency Contraception in University Students
Unintended pregnancy continues to be a major problem on U.S. college campuses. An effective means of reducing these high rates could be the use of emergency contraceptive pills (ECP), but levels of usage have been very low. This research explores the...
Perceptions of Racism on Campus
This study examined students' perceptions of racial discrimination in classrooms, on campus, and in contacts with instructors at a Southern university. Survey questionnaires were administered in an 8% proportionate stratified random sample of classes....
Sex and Higher Education: Do Men and Women Attend College for Different Reasons?
This study investigated whether male and female college students reported different reasons for attending college. Schab (1974) found that women frequently reported non-academic reasons for attending college. We hypothesized that women today place...
Student Diversity in Classes and Educational Outcomes: Student Perceptions
How does increased diversity of backgrounds and experiences of undergraduate students affect teaching and learning activities in our classes and the educational outcomes for those students? A questionnaire about the likelihood of various teaching and...
The Personal Development Test Provides Indices of Honesty, Giftedness, and Personal Development
The Personal Development Test is designed to identify the "at-risk" high school and college freshmen student for dropping out of school. In repeated tests the PDT scores were able to discern between high school and college drop-out students and corresponding...
Vouchers and the Public Schools
The topic of vouchers comes up frequently in the news media. More parental choice as to where the offspring is to be sent to school is advocated by selected educators. Others feel the public schools, rather, should be improved upon with smaller class...