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. 36, No. 1, March

Academic Performance among African American and Caucasian College Students: Is the Family Still Important?
This study assessed the role of the family on academic performance among African American and Caucasian college students. Family functioning, family status, and demographic variables were examined in a questionnaire. Results suggested that although...
Advising At-Risk Students in College and University Settings
The importance of intrusive advising at-risk college and university students (i.e., students who: are ethnic minorities, are academically disadvantaged, have disabilities, are of low socioeconomic status, and are probationary students) has been...
College Student Attitudes toward Interreligious Marriage
One hundred-five never married undergraduate university students completed an anonymous 18-item questionnaire designed to assess their attitudes toward interreligious marriage. Among other findings, the data revealed only one in five respondents...
Coping Resource Availability and Level of Perceived Stress as Predictors of Life Satisfaction in a Cohort of Turkish College Students
This study investigated the effects of perceived stress and availability of coping resources to predict satisfaction with life among a cohort of college students in Turkey (N=172). Results indicate that both perceived stress and coping resource...
Decision Making Styles of Young South Indian Consumers: An Exploratory Study
This exploratory study investigates the decision -making styles of young South Indian consumers. The data for this study were collected from two institutions of higher education in the city of Coimbatore, India in the fall of 1995 utilizing the...
Do Multimedia Lesson Structure and Learning Styles Influence Undergraduate Writing Performance?
The study investigated the effects of learning styles and multimedia structure on undergraduate writing performance in a prewriting skills lesson. The participants (n = 42) were enrolled in an introductory composition course at a university in the...
First-Generation College Students at a Four-Year University: Background Characteristics, Reasons for Pursuing Higher Education, and First-Year Experiences
This study examined the background characteristics of first-generation college students at a four-year university, their reasons for pursuing higher education, and their first-year experiences. In comparison to students whose parents had some college...
Income Inequality among Parents with College Aged Children: A Study of the Family as a Whole and Excluding Wives' Earnings
Some studies have discussed that measuring inequality should be based upon all types of households, not just married families. Other types of inequality include single parent families, families where the male or the female is the head of household,...
Learning Styles and Approach versus Avoidant Coping during Academic Exam Preparation
This study investigated the association between several styles of learning as measured by the Inventory of Learning Processes - Revised (ILP-R), and approach coping assessed with a revised, 9-item version of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire. From...
Let Sleeping Students Lie?: Using Interpersonal Activities to Engage Disengaged Students
Frequently students become disengaged from the material and their teachers. How can disengaged students become more engaged with the material and their professor? What do students mean when they say that they want their professors to care about...
Prediction of Educational Psychology Course Grades by Age and Learning Style Scores *
This study showed how different learning styles are related to objective-type tests used in obtaining undergraduate Educational Psychology course grades. The subjects were 105 university students who responded to four tests which were averaged and...
Predictive Validity of the Graduate Record Examination Advanced Psychology Test for Grade Performance in Graduate Psychology Courses
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are often considered during the admissions process for prospective graduate students and there have been several assessments of the predictive validity of the GRE for graduate students in psychology. The...
Problems in Grading Based on Testing University Students
Validity and reliability are key terms to emphasize in writing test items. Clarity in writing each test item is important and vital. Multiple procedures of assessing university student achievement should be in the offing. It is salient for instructors/professors...
Role Model Influence on the Career Decidedness of College Students
The purpose of this study was to examine role-model influence on the career decidedness of college students within the context of the Social Learning Theory of Career Decision-Making (SLTCDM; Krumboltz, 1981). Participants (N=405) completed questionnaires...
Service Delivery for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: A Survey of Assistive Technology Use across Disabilities
As disability service providers become familiar with assistive technology (AT), some devices that were originally designed to meet the needs of a specific disability, are being used with a broader range of individuals (e.g., voice recognition systems...
Student Athletes with Learning Disabilities: A Model for Effective Supports
The evolution of the intercollegiate student-athlete has made great-changes and progress towards becoming a whole student and complete athlete, not one or the other. The redefinition of intercollegiate athletics has taken on the primary focus of...
Teaching Cultural Diversity to College Students Majoring in Helping Professions: The Use of an Eco-Strengths Perspective
This article illustrates an alternative and exciting perspective for students majoring in the helping professions to learn about cultural diversity. The eco-strengths perspective that is interactive in nature is described along with how it can effectively...
The College Student as Learner: Insight Gained through Metaphor Analysis
Students in a general education cluster course were asked to create metaphors for themselves as learners at four points during an academic year. The metaphors were analyzed and categorized. Results indicate four categories were used: animal, object,...