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. 40, No. 1, March

Academic Honesty and Online Courses
Academic dishonesty is an issue of concern for teachers, students, and institutions of higher education. Because students and faculty do not interact directly in web-based classes, it is often perceived that cheating will be more abundant in these...
An Analysis of Non-Instructional Time Management of Undergraduates in Southern Nigeria
The study probed the management of non-instructional time by undergraduates in Southern Nigerian Universities. A research question was raised and one hypothesis was proposed for the study. All undergraduates in ten Southern Nigerian Universities during...
A Scale to Measure College Student Relationship Involvement
The Relationship Involvement Scale was created to allow individuals to identify the degree to which they are involved in a relationship. The developed scale includes norms, reliability, and validity and was completed by a total of 306 undergraduates...
Assessing the Impact of University Open House Activities
This article describes the efforts of California State University, Northridge to use of an open house event to increase the enrollment rate of high school and transfer students who have received acceptance letters to enter the university. Competition...
Assessment of the Reliability and Validity of a Stress Questionnaire for Pharmacy Administration Graduate Students
The purpose of this study was to test and assess the reliability and validity of a modified stress scale in a sample of pharmacy graduate students. The modified stress scale was used as part of a larger, nationwide, study whose aim was to investigate...
College Students' Perceptions of What Teaching Assistants Are Self-Disclosing in the Classroom
The purpose of this study was to examine college students' perceptions of their teaching assistants' self-disclosure behavior in the classroom. Students in the introductory speech course rated their teaching assistants' self-disclosure based on positive...
College Women's Perceptions of Anxiety and Menstrual Distress across the Menstrual Cycle
This study investigated fluctuations in anxiety and menstrual distress across the menstrual cycle. Female college students (N = 318) completed self-report measures of symptoms across the menstrual cycle and measures of general psychological adjustment....
Creative Deviance: A Study of the Relationship between Creative Behavior and the Social Construct of Deviance
Confirming a relationship between the social construct of deviance and creativity was the focus of this study. Two hundred and sixty-eight university students were administered assessments designed to elicit tendencies toward both creativity and deviant...
English Abilities for Academic Listening: How Confident Are Chinese Students?
Research with ESL students studying at North American universities has indicated that Chinese students have difficulties in understanding academic lectures, taking notes, writing assignments, and giving presentations although they have obtained high...
Factors Used by Accounting Students in Differentiating among Prospective Employers
Past research has revealed a number of determinants that employers use in making selection decisions about college students. However, few studies have examined those factors students use in differentiating among prospective employers and to date no...
Figuring It Out: A Conversation about How to Complete Your Ph.D.*
We use dialogic theory to flame our conversation about how we are completing our Ph.D.s, in an attempt to help other students finish their degrees. Dialogic theory allows us to document how we think through the Ph.D. process, critically evaluate our...
Frequency of College Students' Night-Sky Watching Behaviors
College students (N = 112) completed the Noctcaelador Inventory, a measure of psychological attachment to the night-sky, and estimated various night-sky watching related activities: frequency and duration of night-sky watching, astro-tourism, ownership...
Influence of Parenting on Alcohol and Drug Use among Teacher Trainees in Nigerian Universities
This study examines the influence of parenting on alcohol and drug use among teacher trainees in Nigerian universities. The sample includes students who leave home after secondary school (residential--students on campus) as well as those who continue...
Malaysian and American Students' Perceptions of Research Ethics
Differences in perceptions of research ethics between Malaysian and American students were assessed using a questionnaire that measured perceptions of voluntary informed consent for adults and children, assessment of the risk/benefit ratio, issues...
Predictors of College Student Suicidal Ideation: Gender Differences
There is a need to identify students at risk for suicide. Predictors of suicidality were examined separately for men and women in a college health survey of 630 students. Women reported higher levels of suicidal ideation than men in the previous year....
Predictors of Student Success in Entry-Level Undergraduate Mathematics Courses
Most undergraduate programs require completion of a mathematics course, but pass rates in these courses are often low. To determine predictors of student success in 100-level mathematics courses at the University of Southern Maine, we used a questionnaire...
Relation of Course, Instructor, and Student Characteristics to Dimensions of Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness
This research investigated the relation of course, instructor, and student characteristics to student ratings of teaching effectiveness, both overall and within the dimensions of pedagogical skill, rapport with students, difficulty appropriateness,...
Social Adjustment of College Freshmen: The Importance of Gender and Living Environment
The relationship between living environment, gender and both overall adjustment to college and social adjustment in freshmen students was examined in this study. The College Adjustment Scales were administered to 511 freshmen students living in on-campus...
Student-Athletes and Counseling: Factors Influencing the Decision to Seek Counseling Services
Athletic participation adds additional challenges above and beyond the normal developmental challenges faced by college students. Despite these added demands, student-athletes traditionally do not utilize counseling and support services. Previous...
Students' Perceptions of Group Projects: The Role of Race, Age, and Slacking
Group work is an increasingly used teaching strategy. Very little research, however, has considered how students perceive group work and whether certain factors influence their perceptions. To fill this void, the current study considers how 143 students...
The Draw a Scientist Test: A Different Population and a Somewhat Different Story
This study examined Draw-a-Scientist-Test (DAST) images solicited from 212 undergraduate students for the presence of traditional gender stereotypes. Participants were 100 males and 112 females enrolled in psychology or computer science courses with...
The Relationship between Locus of Control and Personal-Emotional Adjustment and Social Adjustment to College Life in Students with and without Learning Disabilities
This study investigated the relationship between locus of control and social and personal-emotional adjustment to college life in students with and without learning disabilities (LD). Differences in locus of control in college students with and without...
The Relationship of Impulsiveness, Personal Efficacy, and Academic Motivation to College Cheating
This investigation focused on the interrelationships among the frequency of cheating behaviors, impulsiveness, personal efficacy, and academic motivation. Sixty-one undergraduate students from a small private Catholic college in the Northeast completed...
Undergraduate Students' Resistance to Study Skills Course
Research indicate that students generally fail to benefit from study skills courses and show resistance to this course in higher education level. The purpose of this research is to investigate reasons why students show resistance to the course of study...