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. 42, No. 2, June

Admission Criteria and Other Variables as Predictors of Business Student Graduation
Previous research has largely overlooked discipline specific admission criteria at the undergraduate level and its relationship to student success. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if college of business admission criteria and other...
Admission Requirements for Education Doctoral Programs at Top 20 American Universities
A quantitative analysis of the admissions requirements guidelines of the education doctoral programs at the top 20 American universities was conducted. An Internet search was used to obtain information on top-ranked world and U.S. universities. Admission...
An Examination of the Relationship between Optimism and Worldview among University Students
This study examined the relationship between worldview, demographic characteristics, and optimism among university students. A sample of 163 university students from two schools completed a self-report survey that included demographic variables, the...
An Overview of Online Education: Attractiveness, Benefits, Challenges, Concerns and Recommendations
Online education has grown tremendously over the past ten years. The increased accessibility of the internet and the World Wide Web has created vast opportunities for non-traditional education through this medium (Karber, 2003). The explosion of technology...
Assessing Holland Types on the Internet: A Comparative Study
This study examined the degree of similarity between scores on the Self-Directed Search and an online instrument measuring Holland types. A relatively high congruency score was found between the two measures. Implications for career counselors are...
Attitudes toward Cigarette Smoking among College Students
The purpose of the current study was to gather data on the attitudes and smoking habits of university students. Data were collected from 250 undergraduates dealing with various aspects of smoking behavior. There were 80 smokers and 170 nonsmokers,...
Better Late Than Never? the Relation of Registration Date to Class Performance
This study investigated whether students who register for classes earlier perform better. Student registration date and time was recorded for five undergraduate psychology classes from the beginning of pre-registration through the last day to add a...
Black Students in White Skins
Introduction They are all around us. They may be our neighbors, friends, and classmates. They are White Africans (white on the outside and partially black on the inside.) Of the 281 million Americans (not counting unregistered immigrants) SCIENTIFIC...
College Student Affairs Preparation Program Faculty: Who Publishes and What Do They Publish?
Purposes of this research were to determine publications of college student affairs preparation program faculty and to compare numbers between men and women, among faculty at different ranks, and among faculty in three Carnegie classifications. Two...
Confronting Challenges: Motivational Beliefs and Learning Strategies in Difficult College Courses
Motivational beliefs and learning strategies have a significant effect upon student learning. This study compared motivational beliefs and learning strategies of freshman and upper class students in a normative cross section of college classes with...
Development and Analyses of the Coping Stress Inventory *
This is a report on the development of a coping stress inventory and the analyses of the data collected from 344 participants. The Coping Stress Inventory, CSI, with 16 items intercorrelated in the categories (Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Appraisal)....
Differences between Male Students' and Female Students' Perception of Professors
This study is an empirical examination of possible differences between female and male college seniors' perceptions between male and female college professors. Subjects were presented with three variations of a scale designed to measure students' perceptions...
Different Types of Word Links in the Mental Lexicon
This essay mainly discusses the following issue: Do people from different cultures store English words in their minds in different ways; and what elements determine people's mental lexicon? The findings from my experiment showed that cultural factors...
Distinguishing the Factors Influencing College Students' Choice of Major
Choosing a college major represents a major life decision--a decision that research has shown to be the most frequently identified life regret for Americans. The focus of this study is to identify the foundations of the psychological process by which...
Economic Heritage: Adam Smith vs. Karl Marx
The problem of this study was to determine the number of first semester college freshmen who could correctly identify the individuals who are generally considered the "fathers" of communism and capitalism. A questionnaire was administered to 241 freshmen...
Getting Started as Distance Learning Librarian
Many colleges and universities are developing distance education options for their current and future students. Library support is vital to the success of this clientele. Academic libraries that do not have Distance Learning Librarians will have to...
Predictors of Cervical Cancer Screening in Asian and Latina University Students
Preventative screening in the form of pap examinations remains the best protection against cervical cancer. Despite the benefits that regular examinations confer, many women fail to obtain screening tests. Because ethnic minority women are particularly...
Real-Time Teaching: Lessons from Katrina
Professors strive constantly to find ways for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom, thereby reinforcing principles being taught and increasing student interest and involvement in the learning process. Hurricane Katrina's devastating...
Reducing Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in College Students by Completing a Psychology of Prejudice Course
Students enrolled in Psychology of Prejudice and Introductory Psychology courses completed measures of racism, sexism, and attitudes toward homosexuals at the beginning and end of the term. We predicted that those who took part in the Psychology of...
Relationship between Noctcaelador and Aesthetic Sensitivity: Art-Related Personality Factors Associated with College Students' Night-Sky Watching
This study explored the relationship between positive attitudes and behaviors concerning night-sky watching (noctcaelador) and aesthetic sensitivity. College students (N = 106) completed the Noctcaelador Inventory (Kelly, 2004a) and a shortened version...
Relationships among Stress Coping, Secure Attachment, and the Trait of Resilience among Taiwanese College Students
College students often live stressful lives, yet some college students appear to adapt better than their peers in similar situations. Active coping appears to be a vital factor that contributes to a successful adaptation. This study explored relative...
Student Perceptions of Effectiveness: An Examination of the Influence of Student Biases
Previous research on instruction in higher education suggests that students' personal biases strongly influence their perceptions of professor/instructor effectiveness. However, there is disagreement about the degree and direction of this influence....
Under Reporting of Cheating in Research Using Volunteer College Students
Reported rates of cheating may significantly underestimate the threat to academic integrity in universities due to volunteer sample biases. To vary the incentive states of the participants, we sampled using: 1) a 126 item questionnaire solicited through...
Use of Alumni Perceptions to Evaluate Instructional and Departmental Quality
We asked Boise State alumni about the quality of undergraduate instruction (comparing ratings of full-time and adjunct faculty), questions about departmental quality, and general demographic questions. Although alumni consistently reported higher instructional...
Utilizing Field-Based Instruction as an Effective Teaching Strategy
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of field-based instruction on student learning outcomes. Researchers in the past have noted the importance of engaging students on a deeper level through the use of active course designs. To...
Vegetarian Students in Their First Year of College: Are They at Risk for Restrictive or Disordered Eating Behaviors?
This study compared restrictive and disordered eating behaviors in vegetarian versus non-vegetarian first-year college students. The Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) and the abbreviated Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) were used to assess eating...