College Student Affairs Journal

College Student Affairs Journal is an academic journal focusing on College Student Affairs

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Fall

Are All Student Organizations Created Equal? the Differences and Implications of Student Participation in Academic versus Non-Academic Organizations
This study examined differences between participation in academic and non-academic student organizations at a large, predominantly White, public research institution. A survey of 354 undergraduates revealed that students joined academic organizations...
Changes in Clark-Trow Subcultures from 1976 to 2006: Implications for Addressing Undergraduates' Leisure Interests
Unrest in the early 1970s stimulated a need to understand undergraduates' motivations. The Clark-Trow Typology (Clark & Trow, 1966) examined student behavior (i.e., academic, collegiate, vocational, and non-conformist) according to identification...
Editorial
Dear Readers,It is my pleasure to write to you for the second time as Editor of the College Student Affairs Journal. I think you will find the articles in this issue of the journal to be quite interesting and stimulating. Unlike our most recent special...
Ethnically Diverse College Students' Psychological Sense of Community: Do Their Perceptions of Campus Racial Climate Influence It?
Colleges often seek to promote a psychological sense of community (PSOC) among their students. However, there is limited research on factors promoting PSOC, and little empirical evidence on whether students of different ethnic backgrounds might experience...
Professional Development Credits in Student Affairs Practice: A Method to Enhance Professionalism
Many professions require members to be involved in continuing education in order to maintain skill levels, to remain current on issues, and often to remain licensed or certified in that field. The same level of continuous professional development does...
The Effects of Sorority and Fraternity Membership on Class Participation and African American Student Engagement in Predominantly White Classroom Environments
The relationship between Black Greek-letter organization membership and African American student engagement in almost exclusively White college classrooms was explored in this study. Data were collected through interviews with 131 members from seven...
The Efficacy of the Theory of Reasoned Action to Explain Gambling Behavior in College Students
Shaffer and Hall (1997) have estimated college student gambling to be three times as high as their adult counterparts. Despite a considerable amount of research on gambling, researchers have struggled to develop a universal theory that explains gambling...
The Role of Heuristic Knowledge in Vietnamese American Students' Success at a Midwestern Community College
This qualitative research study investigated the development of heuristic knowledge and its role in the academic and social journeys of five Vietnamese American students enrolled at a community college located in the American Midwest. The participants...
What to Do about Being Overwhelmed: Graduate Students, Stress and University Services
Few studies have examined graduate students and stress. At a large, Southeastern university, 223 graduate students completed a survey about factors contributing their stress, current coping strategies and related university services. A majority felt...