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. 44, No. 2, June

Academic Motivation to Self-Regulatory Associations: Controlling the Effect of Test Anxiety
This study explored the relationship between self-regulated learning and academic motivation, with the confounding effect of test anxiety removed. College freshmen (N = 208) were administered a survey assessing two components of motivation (competence...
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A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective on Explaining Student Performance in Introductory Statistics-What Is the Relative Impact of Procrastination?
This paper combines the perspectives of psychologists, who have emphasized procrastination, and academics in other disciplines, who have emphasized class attendance, in explaining student performance. The analysis measures the relative contribution...
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A Retrospective Study of the Impact Faculty Dispositions Have on Undergraduate Engineering Students
Despite the progress made in studying the dynamics of attracting and retaining STEM students, limited research have focused on understanding the values and impact faculty could have on the learning outcomes of students. This exploratory study presents...
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Business School Deans on Student Academic Dishonesty: A Survey
While students and, to a lesser extent, faculty have been surveyed about the student academic dishonesty issue, deans have been virtually ignored. This paper reports the results of an online survey of business school deans on the issue. Deans' perceptions...
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College Student Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israeli Sentiment
Antisemitism has been investigated since 1933 (Katz & Braly). College students have relatively consistently stereotyped Jewish people through 1969. Currently in 2009, 32 countries have reported antisemitic acts. Rather than openly expressing hostility...
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College Students' Chronological Age Predicts Marital Happiness Regardless of Length of Marriage
A revised version of the Quality Marriage Index (QMI) was used to examine demographic correlates of marital satisfaction. We administered the revised QMI to a sample of college students and found a significant positive correlation between age and relationship...
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College Students' Perceptions of Equal Opportunity for African Americans and Race-Based Policy: Do Diversity Course Requirements Make a Difference?
The empirical goal of this study was to examine whether or not diversity course graduation requirements at a Midwest university reduce racial prejudice and increase support for race-based policy. 128 undergraduate students enrolled in diversity courses...
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Conflicts between Graduate Study in Science and Family Life
The underrepresentation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields is magnified as the level of degree attainment increases creating a STEM workforce that is lacking in female leadership. This study focuses on the experiences...
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Examining the Conflict Resolution Modes of Clinical Supervisors and Teacher Education Candidates
This article explored the conflict handling modes of 63 student teachers and 36 clinical instructors participating in a preK-12 semester of student teaching. Initial results of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument indicated that both student...
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Explorations of Psychology through Art: Love Styles
Paintings are used to explore issues in the psychology of love. Examples of paintings are suggested, for presentation in slide form, that illustrates the different colors of love: Eros (passionate love), Ludus (game-playing love), Storge (companionate...
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Freshman Fifteen: Fact or Fiction?
The present study examined the validity of the concept known as Freshman Fifteen. The sample included 52 freshman college students enrolled in a physical education class. Three issues were addressed: a) amount (if any) of weight gain during the first...
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Gay with a Disability: A College Student's Multiple Cultural Journey
Traditionally, student issues regarding disability and sexuality have been viewed and addressed in isolation on college campuses. However, students with multiple minority identities are in need of services and personnel that are responsive to their...
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Identifying Movement Patterns and Severity of Associated Pain in Sign Language Interpreters
Our research sought to identify the most common movement patterns and postures performed by sign language interpreters and the frequency and severity of any pain that may be associated with the movements. A survey was developed and mailed to registered...
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Incremental Validity of Constructs of the Social Cognitive Model of Academic Adjustment
Social cognitive theory includes a model for understanding adjustment with specific domains of the college experience. We examined the utility of the constructs of this model for predicting academic adjustment in the first semester of college. First-year...
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Is It Nature or Nurture? Beliefs about Child Development Held by College Students in Psychology Courses
Research on conceptual change indicates the benefits of addressing students' prior understandings of topics of instruction. This article addresses the beliefs that college students in educational psychology and introductory psychology courses had about...
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Is Think outside the Box 21st Century Code for Imagination, Innovation, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Intuition?
It is the authors' contention that there is no such thing as "thinking outside the box." However, the term has become an iconic phrase for a generation. The discussion presents the authors' thoughts on why there is no box in which to think outside....
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Measurement and Comparison of American College Students' History Interests
The purpose of this article was to measure American non-history major students' history interests and compare their interest levels based on major, ethnicity, degree (undergraduate and graduate), age, and gender. We developed the history interest inventory...
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Participation of Student Councils in Decision Making at Universities in Turkey
In this research, we aimed to study the effectiveness levels of participation of student councils in decision making at universities according to perceptions of student council board members. Research scope is composed of 562, while its sampling includes...
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Preparing College Students with Moderate Learning Disabilities with the Tools for Higher Level Success
The ability to learn is an important life skill. It is a critical skill for participation in all aspects of life, including school, work, and the community. It is a major key to accessing knowledge, gaining independence, and exercising life choices....
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Reading and Media Habits of College Students Varying by Sex and Remedial Status
The primary goal of this study was to examine media behaviors in college students with an emphasis on sex and reading ability differences in reading behavior. 209 undergraduate students participated. 101 had been enrolled in a college remedial reading...
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Relationship between the Self-Directed Search and the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule Using the N of 1 Research Design
This exploratory study used an N of 1 research design to determine the degree of correspondence between the Self-Directed Search (SDS) and the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS). Implications based on the results for vocational counselors...
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Resistance to Reading Compliance among College Students: Instructors' Perspectives
The purpose of this article is to provide information regarding why college students are not inclined to read, why college instructors are not motivated to reinforce student reading, and what type of actions can be taken by instructors to increase...
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Socially Responsible Knowledge and Behaviors: Comparing Upper- vs. Lower-Classmen
Utilizing a sample of undergraduate students and survey research methods, this study examined knowledge on issues of social responsibility within the apparel and textiles industry, comparing the sophistication among upper- versus lower-classmen. The...
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Stalking on Campus: Ensuring Security with Rights and Liberties
College campuses are often perceived as idyllic communities. While there is much truth in such perceptions, not surprisingly there are many complicated issues on college campuses. Stalking is one such problem that seems to persist and thrive in the...
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Student Anti-Intellectualism and College Major
Anti-intellectualism is a general mistrust and/or hostility toward intellectual endeavors and those who engage in intellectual activities. We were interested in determining if levels of anti-intellectualism are related to college major. We were also...
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Student Organizations and Institutional Diversity Efforts: A Typology
American higher education has become focused on increasing access and success for traditionally underrepresented populations. Despite the myriad of institutional efforts, attention has not been given to the role of student organizations in supporting...
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Students' Perceptions of and Satisfaction with Faculty Diversity
Differences between Caucasian and non-Caucasian students were examined in terms of perceptions of diversity among faculty members, satisfaction with faculty diversity, perceptions that faculty diversity contributed to their educational experience,...
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The Challenge of Fostering Cross-Cultural Interactions: A Case Study of International Graduate Students' Perceptions of Diversity Initiatives
During the post-World War II era, most U.S. colleges and universities began to promote diversity and internationalization ideals. However, the extent to which U.S. higher education institutions have been successful in achieving diversity, especially...
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The Myth That College and Major Choice Decides Johnny's Future
Though the importance of college is well recognized (Heckert & Wallace, 1998; Arney, Hardeback, Estrada & Permenter, 2006), there continues to be debate about whether a specific major or choice of college affects a person's future success as...
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Traits of Student Leaders on a Technical Campus: Gender Differences
Twenty-four female and thirteen male presidents of student organizations and their members at a midwestern technically oriented university anonymously completed Avolio and Bass's (2004) Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. Significant differences...
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Undergraduate Biology Students' Representations of Science and the Scientist
Knowing the undergraduate biology students' representations of science and the scientist is one of the key factors of taking significant educational measures regarding the future. The purpose of this study is to investigate undergraduate biology students'...
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Understanding First-Year Persistence at a Micropolitan University: Do Geographic Characteristics of Students' Home City Matter?
This study analyzed data of two freshmen cohorts to examine the effect existence of students' home city geographic characteristics on first-year persistence at a micropolitan university. The geographic factors including proximity and urbanicity of...
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Using Vignettes to Change Knowledge and Attitudes about Rape
This article describes a classroom activity that was aimed at increasing knowledge and changing attitudes regarding rape in an undergraduate Forensic Psychology class. Students from four sections of the course taught over two years were included in...
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What Motivates College Students to Learn?
The importance of several factors to college students self stated motivation indicated that the professor's knowledge of the subject matter and the motivational level of the professor were most important to motivate college students to learn in college....
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When a College Class Becomes a Mob: Coping with Student Cohorts
This article is a theoretical, experiential and reflective analysis of potential problems that may arise when teaching cohorts of students. Although more often than not teaching cohorts of students can be a fulfilling experience, the authors have,...
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