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. 39, No. 1, March

A Distance Learning Model for Teaching Higher Order Thinking
A teaching model for distance learning (DL) requires a system (a technology) and process (a way of linking resources) that makes distance learning no different than learning in the traditional classroom. The process must support a design that provides...
Assessing Reading in the Science Curriculum
Reading, as one learning activity in science lessons and units of study, needs to be assessed to notice needs of pupils. The science teacher needs to be thoroughly grounded in science content and methodology and yet also needs to be an instructor of...
Can the Theory of Planned Behavior Mediate the Effects of Low Self-Control on Alcohol Use?
Some studies show that Gottfredson and Hirschi's low self-control plays an important role in alcohol use, but low self-control remains stable over time. Because self-control is not easily changed, the present study examines the ability of theory of...
Changing College Students' Psychological Constructs of Learning Influences Their Academic Performances
Based on the psychology theory and the leadership definition, the author designed questionnaires of psychological constructs of learning and leadership characters to investigate the correlation between four psychological constructs of learning and...
College Students and Aids Awareness: The Effects of Condom Perception and Self-Efficacy
This paper examined the attitudes and perceptions of urban college students regarding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) awareness and prevention. AIDS has devastated the lives of citizens in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control...
College Student Views of the Elderly: Some Gender Differences
Four hundred and forty-one undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 38-item questionnaire designed to assess student attitudes toward the elderly. The data revealed several significant gender differences...
Describing a University Occupation Using the Position Classification Inventory: An Extension of Holland's Theory
This study examined perceptions of a university-level occupation using the recently developed Position Classification Inventory (PCI). Results suggest that the PCI shows promise as a method of classifying specific occupations according to Holland's...
Gambling by Underage College Students: Preferences and Pathology
University students (N=995) residing in an environment which affords many opportunities to gamble were surveyed. For those participants over 21 years of age, 92.5% said they had gambled at least once in a casino, compared to 59.8% of the 18 year olds,...
Looking Good or Being Good? the Role of Social Desirability Tendencies in Student Perceptions of Institutional Mission and Values
Two samples of college students (Sample 1, n = 106; Sample 2, n = 107) completed self-report measures that assessed their perceptions of their university's mission and values along with their tendency to seek social approval. With Sample 1, global...
Losing Sleep to Watch the Night-Sky: The Relationship between Sleep-Length and Noctcaelador
This study explored the relationship between noctcaelador (psychological attachment to the night sky) and habitual sleep-length. University students (N = 383) reported their typical sleep-length and completed the Noctcaelador Inventory. The results...
Nigerian College Students: HIV Knowledge, Perceived Susceptibility for HIV and Sexual Behaviors
This study examined HIV knowledge, perceived risk and sexual behavior of 370 undergraduate students in selected universities in southern Nigeria. MANOVA confirmed females to have significantly higher overall HIV knowledge than males ([p.bar] = .03)....
Predicting Success for Actuarial Students in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses
A study of undergraduate actuarial graduates found that math SAT scores, verbal SAT scores, percentile rank in high school graduating class, and percentage score on a college mathematics placement exam had some relevance to forecasting the students'...
Relationships of the Leadership Attitudes and Beliefs Scale with Student Types, Study Habits, Life-Long Learning, and GPA
The Leadership Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (LABS-III; Wielkiewicz, 2000) was validated against a measure with a more traditional, position-based definition of leadership. Disagreement with Hierarchical Thinking was associated with a higher GPA. A Life-Long...
Russian Student Views on Business Ethics: Post-Enron
Russian business students (n--447) were surveyed in the fall of 2002 to determine their attitudes towards business ethics. The results were then divided into several demographic groups: gender, tobacco user, stockholder, year in school, and whether...
Student Rights Associated with Disciplinary and Academic Hearings and Sanctions
This paper examines whether students have due process rights associated with disciplinary and academic hearings. Constitutional challenges, case law, and the requirements of due process are discussed. Suggestions are made for procedures a school should...
Students' Perceptions of Ethical Dilemmas Involving Professors: Examining the Impact of the Professor's Gender
Three hundred sixteen undergraduate students from two liberal arts colleges rated the ethical nature of six different fictional scenarios. Each scenario described interactions between a professor and student. The gender of the fictional professor was...
Succeeding in Graduate School Online: Tips from Successful Students
The purpose of this project was to provide a resource for distance education graduate students or their instructors to help students excel in their online programs. The researchers interviewed 15 people, consisting of current students and recent graduates....
Task-Oriented versus Emotion-Oriented Coping Strategies: The Case of College Students
The study examined the relationships between stress and coping strategies among 283 college students. Participants completed questionnaires relating to their stress perceptions, actual academic loads and their coping strategies. The main objective...
The Perceived Health Benefits of Community Service-Learning: Reminiscence Therapy's Impact on Novice Practitioners
Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine the health-related impact service-learning interventions had upon university students. Method College students from The University of Toledo were trained to conduct five, one-hour, sessions...
Violating Conventional Wisdom in Multiple Choice Test Construction
This research examined 2 elements of multiple-choice test construction, balancing the key and optimal number of options. In Experiment 1 the 3 conditions included a balanced key, overrepresentation of a and b responses, and overrepresentation of c...
Would You Do It Again? Relationship Skills Gained in a Long-Distance Relationship
This study examined if experienced long-distance relationship (LDR) participants would be willing to be involved in a LDR again. In addition, although positive and negative outcomes have been reported in LDRs research, very little research investigated...