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. 4, December

Administration of Schools
School administrators have much responsibility in assisting teachers, support personnel, and students to achieve. They possess a leadership position to help others as well as themselves to grow, develop, and achieve. Schools of education training pre-service...
A Field Study of First Aid Knowledge and Attitudes of College Students in Kuwait University
A random sample of 562 students completed a questionnaire including demographic data; 20 questions testing knowledge (right answers scored 1 and wrong answers 0); and 20 exploring attitudes ('yes', 'not sure' and 'no'). Overall, students scored 0.49...
African American College Students' Perceptions of Psychosocial Factors Influencing Racial Disparities in Health
Objective: This study examined African American college students' perceptions of psychosocial factors that influence racial disparities in health. Methods: We conducted focus groups in two Alabama Black Belt Counties from June to August 2005. Data...
An Attempt to Assist Student-Athletes to Succeed in Various Ways: A Pilot Study
In the present study, college student-athletes were either placed in seminars that were intended to motivate them to succeed on and off the field (i.e., in their chosen sport) or placed in a control group (i.e., a group that did not experience these...
An Operational Definition of Class Participation
This article operationally defines effective student class participation. Optimum class management and effectiveness depends on students being actively engaged, supportive of each other, and civil in their exchanges. Examples of student behaviors to...
Characteristics of an Effective Web Site in Educational Leadership
This study examined the characteristics of an effective Web site in a department of educational leadership at a university in the Southeast. Research on the use of the Web by prospective graduate students has identified consistent findings, yet such...
College Students' Perceptions of University Identification and Football Game Day Attire
The purpose of this study was to determine the rationale behind football game day attire and to establish whether organizational identification, perceived organizational prestige, and game day participation influenced clothing choice. By identifying...
Color Memory of University Students: Influence of Color Experience and Color Characteristic
The ability to select a previously viewed color specimen from an array of specimens that differ in hue, value, or chroma varies among individuals, and may be related to one's basic color discrimination ability or to prior experience with color. This...
Comparison of Some Secondary Body Composition Algorithms
Body composition measurements vary greatly in degree of measurement difficulty and accuracy. Hydrostatic weighing, chemical dilution or their equivalents were the accepted "gold" standards for assessing fat mass. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)...
Extending Specialist Training in Counseling: The Efficacy of Self-Instruction
School psychology university trainers confront a significant and increasing challenge in attempting to deliver essential content at the graduate specialist level without adding course requirements to an already demanding and lengthy curriculum. Training...
Identity Negotiation among Female Chinese International Students in Second-Language Higher Education
A narrative study was conducted to investigate how seven female Chinese international students negotiate their identities. Data were collected mainly via taped individual interviews. This study found that most of the participants experienced what they...
It's More Than Drinking, Drugs, and Sex: College Student Perceptions of Family Problems
The colorful misbehavior of college students trumps Considerations of college students' relationships with their families. With broad coverage of behaviors such as binge drinking, on-line gambling, and risky sexual behavior, the image of the college...
Low Income Students: Their Lived University Campus Experiences Pursing Baccalaureate Degrees with Private Foundation Scholarship Assistance
This qualitative study explored the Lived University Campus Experiences of Low Income Students Pursuing Baccalaureate Degrees with Private Foundation Scholarship Assistance. The findings emerged as the themes Experiences of Affirmation, Cautious Engagement,...
Marital Status, Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, and Adjustment Strains: The Case of Graduate International Students
This study sought to empirically assess the relation of marital status, ethnicity and academic achievement in relation to the adjustment strains experienced by international graduate students. One hundred and forty nine international students attending...
Plus/minus Grading: A within Instructor Comparison
A three semester, within instructor, interrupted time series analysis of grading practices was conducted in order to observe the effects of the implementation of a plus minus grading system. Over 260 individual instructor's grades were compared before...
Quantifying the Impact of Food Preparation Skills among College Women
Food preparation practices have changed dramatically in the past fifty years. This study was designed to quantify food preparation knowledge and practices of college women, to asses the reasons why they do not prepare certain foods, and to determine...
Rehabilitation Counselor Education Students' Career Goals: A Partial Replication Study
Rehabilitation counselor education (RCE) students from one RCE program in the Southeastern region of the United States were surveyed in 1993 and 2003 to determine their career goals and if career goals changed a decade later. Other goals were to assess...
Shaking Up the Status Quo: Challenging Intolerance of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community at a Private Roman Catholic University
Prejudice and discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual students, faculty, and staff on college campuses is an important issue that demands attention. Intolerance for the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community is often intensified by a lack...
Students' Perceptions of Reference Letters
This study examines students' perceptions of reference letters. Students (n=44n.) were asked to describe how they perceived reference letters. Four themes were uncovered. First, some students perceived reference letters as useful for employers. Second,...
The Experiences and Adjustment Problems of Africans at a Historically Black Institution
Although many studies have looked at adjustment problems of foreign students, there is very little literature on African students studying specifically at a historically black institution. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences and...
The Relationship of Student Employment to Student Role, Family Relationships, Social Interactions and Persistence
This study examines the relationships of college student employment and its' effect on student life. Approximately 500, 19-24 year old, mid-western university undergraduates participated in an "on-line" survey. Data were analyzed using exploratory...
Why Students Return for a Master's Degree in Sport Management
The purpose of this study was to determine the relative importance of choice factors that were most important to students who decided to matriculate in the field of sport management for a master's degree. A survey questionnaire was mailed to the program...