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. 41, No. 4, December

Accountability and Discipline in Classroom Management: Case Study: Jarash-Jordan
This study aimed at identification of the undesired student's behaviors, which are investigated, by teachers and the strategies followed by beginner's teachers in classroom discipline at the schools of Jarash government--Jordan. To achieve the aim...
Acknowledging the "Professional" in a Professional Degree Program: Waiving the Standardized Exam for In-Service Applicants to a MPA Program
The use of standardized examinations as a factor in admission decisions in Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs is a customary practice at many universities. Aptitude testing of pre-service, recent baccalaureate recipients is a means of assessing...
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Anxiety among College Students
A number of studies have continued to investigate cross-cultural differences in anxiety. However, the cross-national research on anxiety is still far less advanced than other psychological constructs such as schizophrenia or depression. Thus, the purpose...
African American College Students and Stress: School Racial Composition, Self-Esteem and Social Support
College students are a very vulnerable group to experience stress, the latter of which is related to a variety of outcomes, such as health and academic performance. However, there is a dearth of research examining African American college students...
Alumni Relationships in the Electronic Age: An Assessment of a Permission Based E-Mail Campaign
E-mail is seen as an inexpensive, fast way to communicate with university constituencies, especially alumni. The next logical stage for the use of this Internet technology is the development and evaluation of permission based e-mail (PBE) campaigns....
An Academic Survey of Engineering Student Athletes at a Division I University
This paper explores the academic success of NCAA Division I collegiate student athletes that enroll in engineering majors. At the University of South Carolina, which is a member of the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, nineteen engineering students...
Analysis of Technology Ownership and Selective Use among Undergraduates
Extent of technology ownership and use has been documented for teens and even pre-teens. However, little is known as to whether such ownership and use patterns change over time. This study examined these issues by surveying a sample of undergraduates...
An Evolutionary Perspective of Friendship Selection
Friendships, a fundamental aspect of human social life, can be traced to the ancestral conditions under which humans evolved (Cosmides & Tooby, 1992). Men and women need friends as friendships provide many benefits such as help during difficult...
"Are You a Perfectionist?" A Perfectionist Scale for College Students
For some people throughout the world, perfection is a must, but for others, it actually seems that the realization of perfection isn't even good enough. For both of these groups of people, and possibly for others, too, nothing seems worthwhile that...
Assessing Strategies for Reducing HIV/AIDS Scourge among Fitness and Recreation Student Clientele of Edo State Tertiary Institutions
The study assessed strategies for reducing the HIV/AIDS scourge among fitness and recreation student clientele in Edo State tertiary institutions. A total of 192 males and 88 females participated in the study. The participants were drawn from five...
A Study of Condom Using Behavior and Its Related Factors among College Students in Taiwan
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current situations of condom using behavior and its related factors among college students in Taiwan. There were two phases in the study. In phase I, 50 students from one college in the eastern, southern,...
Barriers and Nontraditional Students' Use of Academic and Social Services
This research investigated the extent to which potential barriers to educational attainment and campus adjustment prompted 138 nontraditional students (25-63 years of age) to use more academic and social services. In four models tested, the younger,...
Body Fat and Muscle Mass as Functions of Body Water
Hydrostatic weighing and chemical dilution are well accepted methods for measuring body composition. Recently, Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) has become the preferred method. The two compartment algorithms used by these methods assume a fixed...
Caring for the Whole Person: Guidelines for Advancing Undergraduate Mentorship
Most commentaries and empirical investigations on mentorship have focused on academic and professional outcomes to date. Drawing on literature from various areas of mentorship, we propose an approach of effective mentorship based on caring and compassion...
Cinematic College: National Lampoon's Animal House Teaches Theories of Student Development
The purpose of this qualitative study is to analyze how potential college-bound and current college students make meaning about the higher education experience from the legendary film that is pivotal in the American college culture, sets the trend...
College Adjustment among Freshmen: Predictors for White and Hispanic Males and Females
The purpose of this study was to assess personal and interpersonal variables as predictors of college adjustment among a sample of 883 freshmen. Specifically, we examined the extent to which self-esteem, parental education, parental support, and peer...
Congruency between a Traditional and an Online Career Instrument
This comparative study examined the degree of similarity between the results of the Self-Directed Search and an online career assessment. Implications for career counselors, based on the results, are briefly discussed ********** A number of career...
Design Piracy: Student Perceptions of a Constructive Controversy Activity
Optimal learning occurs when students are interested in the subject matter, are motivated with challenging and quality learning opportunities, and when immersed in atmospheres that make learning enjoyable. One technique to promote optimal learning...
Dieting Behaviors of Young Women Post-College Graduation
Obesity is a major public health epidemic in the United States. During the past decade, obesity has increased across all education levels, including college graduates. The purpose of this research was to study the health decisions that young women,...
Diversity in Adult Experiences and Criteria for Adulthood among College Students
Recent literature suggests that emerging adults are more likely to use individualistic criteria to define adulthood, rather than traditional criteria such as role transitions and family capacities. In this study of 425 college students from a northeastern...
Educating Accountants in Corruption Pervasive Societies: A Focus on Nigeria
There has been widespread corruption in almost all societies and a general belief that without the involvement of Accountants, or if accountants carry out their duties effectively, there will be no corruption. Therefore this paper is designed to look...
Effect of Gender on the Value Perception of the Young: A Case Analysis
This article evaluates the young's perception of the values with consideration of the gender factor. The study covered a total of 240 young, consisting of 100 girls and 140 boys continuing high school education in Ankara. The values of young were assessed...
E Is for Effort: Correlates of College Students' Differential Effort Expenditure across Academic Contexts
This paper offers findings intended to shed light on the determinants and consequences of college students' willingness to work hard. Self-report survey data from a sample of 1296 undergraduates revealed that (1) students expended significantly different...
Factor Structure of the New Imaginary Audience Scale in a Sample of Female College Students
The New Imaginary Audience Scale (NIAS; Lapsley, FitzGerald, Rice, & Jackson, 1989) has been used as a research tool with both high school and college aged samples, yet there is no structural validity evidence for its use with college students....
Friends with Benefits: Women Want "Friends," Men Want "Benefits"
One-hundred-and-seventy undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 23 item questionnaire designed to assess the prevalence, attitudes, and sex differences of involvement in a "friends with benefits" (FWB) relationship...
Gender Differences in Student Attitude for Seating Layout in College Classrooms
This study examined whether gender influenced college students' attitudes regarding classroom seating layout. Seating layouts included: a) rows of tablet-arm chairs, b) U-shaped, c) clusters, and d) rows of tables with individual chairs. The sample...
Getting Inked: Tattoos and College Students
This study explores whether college students with tatoos or piercings demonstrate extreme personalities and behaviors. Participants were 46 men and 164 women (mean=20.0 years). Questions assessed participants' attitudes toward tattooing, presence of...
Helpful Hints: An Alphabet for Student-Athletes
Student-athletes are always looking for helpful hints regarding how they might excel on the field, in the classroom, and in life. The "Student-Athlete Alphabet", offered here, should help them to realize their respective goals, whatever they might...
How to Make College Tests More Relevant, Valid, and Useful for Instructors and Students
College tests need to be better thought out, constructed, administered, evaluated, and explained to students in order to render exams fair, learning experience, and relevant to classes and students. Ways to accomplish these goals are offered in this...
Improving Students' Memory for Musical Compositions and Their Composers: Mneme That Tune!
Students enrolled in music appreciation and music history courses may find it difficult to remember composers' names and the titles of their compositions--particularly when retrieval is prompted by corresponding classical music themes. We sought to...
Learning Activities in the Curriculum
Much is written about selecting objectives for student attainment and this is important. Objectives do need to be chosen carefully. They are vital to attain. Assessment, too, receives much attention in educational literature. Valid and reliable...
Leisure Time Boredom: Issues concerning College Students
Students who do not have leisure skills, cannot manage leisure time, or are not aware that leisure can be psychologically rewarding are more likely to be bored during leisure. This study examined the impact of boredom on leisure of college students...
National Study of Student-Athletes regarding Their Experiences as College Students (1)
There is a received wisdom that the student experiences of student-athletes are deficient and that student-athletes are, and are treated as, athletes first and students second. We surveyed student-athletes at 18 Division IA (major football programs)...
Personal Safety Practices, Beliefs and Attitudes of Academic Staff on a Small University Campus: Comparison of Males and Females (Part 2)
The current study reports on a study examining the safety concerns of male and female staff members on a small university campus. A 160-item questionnaire was distributed to 231 staff employees (49 males and 182 females), which asked individuals questions...
Preliminary Examination of Safety Issues on a University Campus: Personal Safety Practices, Beliefs & Attitudes of Female Faculty & Staff
University and college campuses are not immune to acts of violence. Unfortunately there is limited information regarding violence in the academic setting among women employees. As such, the purpose of this exploratory research was to examine issues...
Preparing African American Counselor Education Students for the Professorate
The purpose of this article is to highlight the underrepresentation of African American faculty in CACREP-Accredited counseling programs and to discuss ways of creating and sustaining a pipeline of potential counselor educators for the academy. ...
Professional Titles in Higher Education: Do They Matter to Students?
How students relate to educators' titles or lack thereof is a component of the student-teacher relationship virtually ignored in higher education research. The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of titles in academic relationships, with...
Race, Drug Use and Risky Sexual Behavior
This study examines drug use, including alcohol, as a factor in risky sexual behavior while considering patterns across sex and race. Both factors have been given insufficient attention in prior research. The data for this study come from a survey...
Solving the Problem of Promoting Distance Library Services
Promoting services is a conundrum for any organization. This is especially true for an academic library promoting distance library services. Systems thinking, process mapping, team learning, and diffusion of information practices offer ways of thinking...
Strategies for Student Transition to College: A Proactive Approach
The phenomenon of student attrition is an increasingly challenging problem confronting American higher education. Unfortunately, there exists virtually no consensus on root causes; and disagreements continue over what intervention strategies might...
Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness: An Analysis of End-of-Course Faculty Evaluations
The purpose of this study was to describe student ratings of teaching effectiveness for faculty in the College of Education (COE) at a Research I institution in the Southern United States. Student ratings of teaching effectiveness were analyzed for...
Students' Academic Success and Its Association to Student Involvement with Learning and Relationships with Faculty and Peers
This study examines undergraduate students' academic achievement and its association with students' involvement with learning, students' relationships with faculty and students' relationships with peers at a Midwestern public University. To examine...
Student Services and the College Classroom: Some Ideas for Collaboration
Nearly every college and university has an array of student service entities. These services deal with such matters as admissions, residence life, tutoring, career planning, personal counseling, first year student issues, and other student matters....
Tattoos and Piercings: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Interpretations of College Students
Previously, in those segments of America where "proper" behavior was valued, tattoos and body piercings were examples of what Goffman identified as "stigma"--they spoiled one's identity. Today, tattoos and piercings have become more mainstream. This...
The ABC's of How to Succeed in College
AUSTIN DOPP AND THOMAS S. PARISH Upper Iowa University Succeeding in college is truly best for you, for as you do, your future should go better too. So here are some helpful tips regarding what you need to do in order to help you to do well in school....
The Effectiveness of Discipline/judicial Processes on Catholic Campuses as Measured by the Rate of Recidivism
INTRODUCTION Since the founding of Harvard in 1636, the oversight of students has required as much focus on their behavioral patterns as their academic performance (Brubaker & Ruby, 1976). In the former category, it has been the aberrant behaviors...
The Relationship of Family Closeness with College Students' Self-Regulated Learning and School Adjustment
Family is a key factor to one's development. Family closeness is thus fundamental to the development of happy and competent children and adults. Self-regulated learners usually exhibit greater academic performance. Students who adjust well to school...
The Scholar as Change Agent: W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois spent the vast majority of his 95 years working for the hearts and minds of Americans. Although consumed with equal rights and opportunity for Blacks, his larger vision was of a world in which all persons could progress as far as their...
The Ten Commandments for College Student-Athletes
College student-athletes are often placed in the position of having to be successful on-and-off the playing field. To facilitate their various efforts the following "Ten Commandments for College Student-Athletes" are offered. These "Ten Commandments"...
The Use of Psychodrama Action Techniques in a Race Relations Class
This article describes psychodrama action techniques that were effectively implemented in a university-level race relations course. Essential elements of these techniques included acting out and critical self-examination of the individual's personal...
Undergraduate International Students: A Resource for the Intercultural Education of American Peers?
Intercultural education is widely perceived as desirable and international students are increasingly perceived as a resource for fostering intercultural competencies among American college students. This study surveys undergraduate international...
Understanding Ethnocultural Differences Related to College Adaptation for First-Year Undergraduate Students
The number of ethnocultural minority students pursuing a college education is not only currently increasing but also likely to continue to increase over the years. As a result, university affairs professionals and college counselors have to continue...
Ways to Beat the Stresses of Going to College
Among younger children "school phobias" are often problematic, but even among college students stresses linger that make their college-related experiences more "worrisome" than they should be. Therefore, this paper will propose ten strategies that...
What Leads Students to Have Thoughts, Talk to Someone about, and Take Steps to Leave Their Institution?
The purpose of this quantitative research study is to identify variables that lead students to having thoughts of leaving their institution, talking with someone about leaving their institution, or taking steps to leave their institution. This attrition...