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. 1, March

Acquaintance Rape on College and University Campuses
While a university experience offers young women many rewards, unfortunately, there are also significant dangers, and one of these dangers is men who are sexual predators. Acquaintance rape is a sexual assault perpetrated by someone who is known to...
Attributes and Statuses of College Students Associated with Classroom Cheating on a Small-Sized Campus
An exploratory study examines self-reported acts of academic dishonesty for a sample of 858 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on a small college campus (8,350 students). The study raises awareness to the occurrences, and challenges...
Basic Advice for Manuscript Preparation for Junior Faculty Members and Graduate Students
Although publication of scholarly articles yields numerous rewards, the journey to becoming published can be quite stressful. Preparing a manuscript for scholarly publication requires extensive time and effort. For new and future faculty, the task...
Congruency between Occupational Daydreams and SDS Scores among College Students
In this study the relationship of expressed occupational daydreams and scores on the Self-Directed Search (SDS) were examined. Results were consistent with Holland's theory of careers. Implications for career counselors are discussed. **********...
Development of an Instrument to Measure Noctcaelador: Psychological Attachment to the Night-Sky
Undergraduate students (N = 150) participated in a study developing a 10-item scale (the Noctcaelador Inventory; NI) to measure noctcaelador: adoration and attachment to the night-sky. The NI demonstrated good internal consistency, test-retest reliability,...
Effect of Educational Strategies on Anxiety in the Second Language Classroom: An Exploratory Comparative Study between U.S. and Spanish First-Semester University Students
Numerous reports and articles have pointed out the mediocrity of U.S. students' second language skills, implying, for example, that students abroad may perform better because of an established educational framework with an 'early start' and 'well-articulated...
Emotional Perceptions of Self and Others: Stereotypes and Data *
One-hundred-and-ninety seven undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 22-item questionnaire designed to assess the perception of various emotions in themselves and the other sex. The data revealed that men...
Evaluation of the Community School Concept
The author discusses the community school concept and relates it to his own experiences as a student and educator in Missouri. ********** A community school emphasizes whole-hearted involvement by all living within the designated district. Generally,...
Higher Education's Caste System
The author discusses in this article the history of present caste system in higher education. He shows how the public's perception of this caste system is based on image and not usually on the quality of teaching and curriculum in colleges and universities....
Keep Students Coming by Keeping Them Interested: Motivators for Class Attendance
A survey of attendance motivators administered to 220 undergraduates enrolled in an introductory-level survey course at a large Midwestern university in fall 2002 and spring 2003 revealed, intuitively yet contrary to many earlier studies, that the...
Perceptions of Appropriate Punishment for Committing Date Rape: Male College Students Recommend Lenient Punishments
Past research has shown that date rape is a crime that is committed with surprising frequency, particularly on college campuses, and that college men may hold a number of rape-tolerant attitudes that make this crime more likely. In the present research,...
Predictors of Academic Achievement and Retention among College Freshmen: A Longitudinal Study
This research examines potential psychosocial predictors of freshman academic achievement and retention. College students were assessed on various dimensions, (i.e., demographics, prior academic record, smoking, drinking, health-related quality of...
Quality Disability Support for Promoting Belonging and Academic Success within the College Community
Positive classroom experiences in college are critical to successful inclusion of students with disabilities in the campus community. For students with disabilities, this includes classroom accommodations coordinated by a disability support office....
Satisfaction with Campus Police Services
Problem: Higher education has seen dramatic increases in student enrollments, diversity and crime rates during the past 25 years. These changes have created the need for new approaches from campus law enforcement agencies. There has been a movement...
Science Fairs: Promoting Positive Attitudes towards Science from Student Participation
The purpose of the article is to describe step by step procedures teachers can use to successfully engage their students in the development of science fair projects. The article further explains how the student should prepare their science fair project...
Support Services for Two-Year College Student-Athletes
The purpose of the study was to determine football coaches' perceptions about support services for two-year college student-athletes. A telephone interview was used to collect data about Personal Services, Career Services, and Academic Services that...
Teacher Motivation: A Factor for Classroom Effectiveness and School Improvement in Nigeria
The study addressed the issue of teacher motivation as an essential factor for classroom effectiveness and school improvement. Teacher motivation has to do with teachers' desire to participate in the education process. 772 (10%) public primary and...
Towards a Psychological Frame for Explicating Student Unrest in Nigerian Universities
This paper focused on three dominant psychological theories--Cognitive Dissonance, Relative Deprivation and Campus Ecology that have been evolved to explain student unrest, to determine their ability to account for the phenomenon in Nigerian universities....
Using Neural Networks to Predict MBA Student Success
Predicting MBA student performance for admission decisions is crucial for educational institutions. This paper evaluates the ability of three different models--neural networks, logit, and probit to predict MBA student performance in graduate programs....
Value Orientations: A Study of Black College Students
The present investigation describes the manner in which a group of southern black college students structure their value preferences. Based upon prior research, especially among white college students, it was expected that our sampled respondents would...