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. 3, September

A Drug Evaluation Curriculum with Drama as Its Base: The Target Project
The authors discuss that the curriculum design of the TARGET group is based on the life-saving metaphor to guide the program beyond what has been experienced in the past as a broken record practice about resistance to substance misuse and abuse. The...
An Assessment of Personal Health Protective Practices of Out-of-School Adolescents in South-South Senatorial District of Nigeria
The Personal Health Protective Practices of the out-of-school adolescent was investigated using a survey design. Three research questions were formulated and tested. The population consists of out-of-school adolescents in South--South Senatorial District...
An Evaluation of the Relationship between Early Assessment Grades and Final Grades
Early assessment grades are recorded and distributed each semester to selected students at Muskingum College. The assumption is that students will take adverse signals and respond positively, leading to fewer academic difficulties and higher retention....
Assessment of the Affective Evaluation Competencies of Social Studies Teachers in Secondary Schools in Western Nigeria
The nature and objectives of Social Studies in Nigerian Secondary schools indicate the affective orientation of the subject. Studies abound on the dominance of cognitive orientation to the teaching and evaluation of the subject in the schools, an indication...
Challenges Confronting Female Intercollegiate Athletic Directors of NCAA Member Institutions by Division
This study examined the major challenges confronting female intercollegiate athletic directors and directors of women's intercollegiate athletics programs of NCAA member institutions. A 34-item questionnaire was mailed to 169 female intercollegiate...
Class Attendance and Students' Evaluation of Their College Instructors
The massification of higher education is changing the cultural context of the institutes partaking in the system. It is now widely recognized that effective communication is a crucial pre-requisite to the achievement of teaching and learning outcomes...
College Choice: A Study of African American and White Student Aspirations and Perceptions Related to College Attendance
This study examined African American and White ninth grade students' aspirations for college attendance, utilizing the predisposition stage of Hossler and Gallegher's (1987) model of college choice as a conceptual framework. This study also introduced...
College Students and Gambling: An Examination of Gender Differences in Motivation for Participation
The current research is among the first to examine whether gender or the level of competitiveness affects a person's motivation to gamble. One hundred fifty two participants completed a scale to measure whether they were intrinsically or extrinsically...
College Students' Gender Differences regarding E-Mail
--One hundred and forty-five undergraduate students at a large southwestern university completed a questionnaire designed to assess college students' computer-mediated communication behaviors. Findings revealed that males and females have different...
Deficit and Resilience Perspectives on Performance and Campus Comfort of Adult Students
The objectives of this research were to test deficit and resilience models of adult students' experiences by: 1) determining the relative influence of chronological age and age stress on their academic performance and campus comfort; and 2) considering...
Factors Affecting Quality of English Language Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools in Nigeria
This study examined the factors responsible for the poor quality of the teaching of English as a second language in public secondary schools in Nigeria. To guide the study three research questions were posed. The questions examined the following three...
Implementing Panacea for Admission Crisis into Nigerian Universities: An Innovation Diffusion Plan
In this paper, the authors critically examined the problems of admission into Nigeria Universities; and expressed the view that about seventy percent of Nigerians are not aware of the essence of the present system of education, which is geared towards...
MBA Academic Performance and Type of Undergraduate Degree Possessed
Some researchers have found that students who have obtained undergraduate degrees in business perform worse in MBA programs than do students without undergraduate business degrees. This study splits a sample of MBA graduates into two groups--those...
On Your Mark, Get Set, Wait! Are Your Teacher Candidates Prepared to Embed Assistive Technology in Teaching and Learning?
Linda Darling-Hammond's simplistic, yet profound observation addresses the basis of reform in teacher education today. Our challenge is to develop the knowledge, disposition, and teaching performance or skills of initial and advanced teacher candidates...
Out of the College Closet: Differences in Perceptions and Experiences among out and Closeted Lesbian and Gay Students
This study found differences between out and closeted lesbian and gay (LG) students in their perceptions of the campus climate and experiences on a Midwestern college campus. Eighty LG students responded to an 87-item survey; 44 were categorized as...
Persistence toward Bachelor Degree Completion of Students in Family and Consumer Sciences
This study utilized data from the NCES Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS 96/01) to explore the 6-year persistence status of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) students seeking the bachelor's degree at four-year institutions irrespective...
Preparing for College: Improving the Odds for Students with Learning Disabilities
Increasing numbers of students with learning disabilities are enrolling in colleges. Although, they may have met academic prerequisites, they still may find that they are unprepared. In addition to the many adjustments that all students must make,...
Problems and Prospects of Women Access to Science and Technology Education in Nigeria
In this paper, the writers highlighted the importance of science and technology in the development of nations, and expressed the view that the Federal Government of Nigeria, as reflected in the National Policy on Education (1998), gave premium to scientific...
Reducing Prejudice on Campus: The Role of Intergroup Contact in Diversity Education
This study examines the role of contact with diverse groups on prejudice levels of 284 college students at three midwestern colleges. The effect of Amir's five contact factors was studied in relation to students' generalized prejudice as well as prejudice...
Relations among Student Effort, Perceived Class Difficulty Appropriateness, and Student Evaluations of Teaching: Is It Possible to "Buy" Better Evaluations through Lenient Grading?
Some professors argue that it is possible to "buy" higher course evaluations by grading more leniently and requiring less work. This study investigated the relations of student effort, appropriateness of class difficulty, and course evaluations with...
Student Attitudes toward Web-Enhanced Instruction in an Educational Technology Course
This study aimed at investigating students' attitudes toward Web-enhanced instruction in an educational technology course taught in the College of Education at the United Arab Emirates University. The sample of the study consisted of (66) college female...
Student Perceptions of Textbook Outlines
Students in an introductory psychology course evaluated 3 types of outlines (traditional, graphical, alphabetical) and then provided summary information about their use of outlines and rank ordered their preferred type of outlines. Over 75% of students...
The Community College Classroom Environment: Student Perceptions
This qualitative case study investigated how community college students perceived specific classroom attributes as contributing to or hindering their learning. The study addressed three questions: What has been the role of students in classroom design...
The Effects of Stereotype Threat on Test Performance of Male and Female College Students
Past research suggests that awareness of negative stereotypes about the intellectual inferiority of one's "in-group" can undermine performance on academic tasks, especially among subjects who are strongly identified with the academic domain or highly...
The Impact of Student-Faculty Informal Interpersonal Relationships on Intellectual and Personal Development
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of student-faculty informal interpersonal relationships on student's intellectual and personal development. An instrument developed by Pascarella and Terenzini (1977) based on Tinto's model, was...
The Role of Interpersonal Influence as a College Alcohol Prevention Strategy
The incorporation of a social skills prevention program that includes proactive intervention message strategies that students can use when they encounter dangerous alcohol-related situations in social settings is argued to be a valuable tool in reducing...
Using the Institutional Database to Examine Student Diversity by School
While it is common to report the percentage of minority and female students attending universities, it is rare to perform a detailed examination of the overall composition of the student body, particularly, the proportion of International students....