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. 38, No. 2, June

A Constructivist Approach to Facilitating Intrapersonal Change in Pre-Service Teachers
This article establishes the need and appropriateness for teacher educators to address the intrapersonal readiness of pre-service teachers for the rigors of teaching. It gives details of five major areas in which teacher educators can facilitate...
Attitudes toward Physical Education: A Study of High School Students from Four Countries-Austria, Czech Republic, England, and USA
This study investigated the attitude toward physical education of 1107 high school students from four countries, Czech Republic, Austria, England, and the United States. Survey data were gathered and measured using the Adams Scale survey instrument...
Campus Chaplains: Cult Training and Perceptions
This article examines the perception of 43 college chaplains across the United States with regard to cult training and perceptions of college and university cult activity. Campus chaplains are in a unique and challenging position on college campuses...
Cheerleader, Coach, Counselor, Critic: Support and Challenge Roles of the Dissertation Advisor
Although many handbooks inform doctoral students about how to successfully complete the dissertation, few resources exist that discuss how faculty might help students through the dissertation experience. In the absence of such work, professors, particularly...
Decreasing Math Anxiety in College Students
This paper examines the phenomenon of mathematics anxiety in contemporary college and university students. Forms of math anxiety range from moderate test anxiety to extreme anxiety including physiological symptoms such as nausea. For each of several...
Employment Follow-Up of Undergraduate Rehabilitation Majors
This study was designed to explore employment opportunities, salary potential, and knowledge required by graduates of a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services degree. A survey was mailed to graduates of the program addressing these questions....
Faculty Attitudes and Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Literature Review
Attitudes toward disabilities as a topic is widely researched when it comes to published studies concerned with disability issues. 'Attitudinal barriers' is recognized widely as an impediment to success of persons with disabilities. However, this also...
Gender Differences in Perceived Role Conflict among University Student-Athletes
Perceptions of role conflict of university student-athletes were explored, with a focus on differences in perceptions of role conflict between female and male student-athletes. Data were collected from 169 university student-athletes attending a southeastern...
Long-Term Academic Benefits of Service-Learning: When and Where Do They Manifest Themselves?
During the last several years, researchers have been garnering evidence concerning the benefits of service-learning, and urging its inclusion in the curricular mainstream. This study presents evidence that college students manifest long-lasting, if...
Online Education: Lessons for Administrators and Instructors
Colleges and universities are increasingly using online education across North America. There is, however, a debate on the effectiveness of this new technology as a pedagogical tool. In this paper, using our experiences in teaching more than l0 online...
Personality and Sexual Orientation
Bases for individual acceptance and cultural integration of gays and lesbians were investigated by assessing qualities of personality among four participant groups: Heterosexual females, heterosexual males, homosexual females, and homosexual males....
Plus/minus Grading: If Given a Choice
After implementation of plus/minus grading, in a series of classes, students were given a choice as to which grading system they individually wanted. Students overwhelmingly chose the straight letter option by a two-to-one ratio. The difference in...
Project Lead: A Training Program for Minority Educators in Special Education and Educational Leadership
During recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has funded several projects designed to develop and implement personnel preparation for special educators. Unfortunately, few special educators enter administrative positions. This article highlights...
Social Dating Goals in Female College Students: Failure to Replicate in a Diverse Sample
This article reports a failure to replicate aspects of the Social Dating Goals Scale (SDGS; Sanderson & Cantor, 1995) with an ethnically diverse group of female college students. The SDGS was developed and validated with predominantly White samples....
Student Exam Creation as a Learning Tool
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between: 1) comprehensiveness of student developed model tests and final exam score, 2) the quality of student developed model tests and answer keys combined, and final exam score,...
Teacher Truths: Speaking from the Heart of Educators
When educators are given the opportunity to speak candidly, straight from their heart and soul about their profession, what might they have to say? Twenty-three graduate students enrolled in a Leadership in Education class were given the chance to...
The Experiences of African American Ph.D. Students at a Predominately White Carnegie I-Research Institution
This research study examined the experiences of African American Ph.D. students at a predominately White Carnegie I Research institution in the Mid-West Region of the United States. Given the current statistics in higher education, fewer African Americans...
The Impact of Student Life Stress on Health Related Quality of Life among Doctor of Pharmacy Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between student-life stress and health related quality of life (HRQOL) among Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students. Data were collected for 166 students in the first three years of a Pharm.D....
The Need for Cognition and Life Satisfaction among College Students
The relationship between the need for cognition and life satisfaction was explored among college students. The 18-item short Need for Cognition Scale (NCS; Cacioppo, Petty, & Kao, 1984) and the 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener,...
The Root of School Violence: Causes and Recommendations for a Plan of Action
American violence has filtered into not only its college and university campuses, but that violence has now filtered into high schools, junior high schools, and even elementary schools (Bennett-Johnson, 2003). With the beginning of the 21st century,...
Voices from Chinese Students: Professors' Use of English Affects Academic Listening (1)
Research in English for Academic Purposes has begun to show that non-native speakers of English have much difficulty in English academic listening at American universities. Chinese students, who are from a very different educational system and cultural...