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. 43, No. 2, June

A Comprehensive Profile of Health Risk Behaviors among Students at a Small Canadian University
Despite recent attention to health promotion and illness prevention, young people continue to engage in a variety of risk behaviors, which may negatively influence current and future health status. The purpose of this study was to create a comprehensive...
African Americans Majoring in Science at Predominantly White Universities (a Review of the Literature)
One of the most significant problems facing science education is the under-representation of African Americans in science related fields (Young, 2005). African American constitute a little more than 12% of the United States population. However, as...
A Quantitative Assessment of Factors Affecting College Sports' Team Unity
The competitiveness of National Collegiate Association (NCAA) schools increases in intensity each year. With the increased pressure on college sport staffs to be undefeated season after season, coaches have to find ways to keep players happy; to do...
Are Students More Satisfied with Academic Advising When There Is Congruence between Current and Preferred Advising Styles?
Undergraduate students (n = 429) were surveyed to determine the style of advising used by their current advisor, the students' preferred advising style, and their satisfaction with advising. A majority of students (79.8%) identified their current advisor...
A Study of the Leisure Experience of Turkish University Students
The shortened Leisure Experience Battery, developed by Caldwell, Smith, and Weissinger (1992), was applied to a sample of Turkish university students. The Leisure Experience Battery was developed and tested for US (American) adolescents and university...
Attitudes of Jordanian College Students towards Learning English as a Foreign Language
Over the past several decades+ there has been a growing interest in learning the English language in colleges and universities throughout Jordan. However, the real reasons for college students choosing English as a major do not seem to be clear. The...
Attitudes of Jordanian Nursing Students towards Mental Illness: The Effect of Teaching and Contact on Attitudes Change
Purposes: Attitudes toward mental illness and patients with mental illness influence the treatment they receive and decisions of policy makers. The purposes of this study were to assess Jordanian nursing students' attitudes towards mental illness,...
Austrian Students and Smoking: Prevalence and Characteristics
There is little data on the smoking behaviour of the population of Austria. The available information hardly goes beyond some figures on the number of regular smokers and the amount of cigarettes consumed per person per year. Equally, statutory anti-smoking...
Beliefs about Romantic Relationships: Gender Differences among Undergraduates
Three-hundred-and-twenty six undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed an anonymous 74-item questionnaire designed to assess beliefs about men, women, and relationships. Significant differences between men's and women's beliefs about...
Center for Continuing Education and Community Service at Kuwait University: A Model in Leadership for Adult and Continuing Education
Education should not be limited only to formal school education but individuals should always find ways and means to increase their knowledge and improve their skills. The rapid flow of knowledge and social change, the discovery of new techniques and...
Credit Card Misuse, Money Attitudes, and Compulsive Buying Behaviors: A Comparison of Internal and External Locus of Control (LOC) Consumers
This study examined attitudinal and behavioral differences between internal and external locus of control (LOC) consumers on credit card misuse, the importance of money, and compulsive buying. Using multiple analysis of variance and separate analyses...
Dealing with Slackers in College Classroom Work Groups
The purpose of this study was to probe the presence of slackers in college classroom work group, how students react to slackers, and the recommendations students would make for working with slackers in future group projects. Thirty-seven college students...
Ethics in Educational Research: A Comparative Analysis of Graduate Student and Faculty Beliefs
Now more than ever, graduate students and experienced researchers alike need to understand the professional and legal rules regarding the conduct of ethical research. The purpose of this study was to determine if there are differences in how graduate...
Financial Literacy of Freshmen Business School Students
In recent years, financial literacy has increasingly captured the attention of the banking and financial industries, policy makers, government agencies, public interest groups, and members of the news media. These interested parties are concerned that...
First-Generation Female College Students' Financial Literacy: Real and Perceived Barriers to Degree Completion
First-generation female college students (FGFCS) make up a large portion of the diversity in higher education. Unfortunately "access" to education does not translate to success. Persistence and degree completion for these students is often undermined...
Five-Factor Personality Domains, Self-Efficacy, Career-Outcome Expectations, and Career Indecision
According to social cognitive career theory, decisions to pursue a career may be influenced by self-efficacy expectations and anticipated career outcomes, thus we examined the incremental validity of these constructs beyond gender and personality....
Gender Differences in Forestalling Anti-Social Behaviours among Student Fitness Aspirants and Recreationists in Nigerian Universities
The purpose of the research was quadrupled. It investigated the prevalence of anti-social behaviours in campuses of Nigerian universities. Several student fitness aspirants and recreationists perceived examination malpractices (85%), stealing (83%),...
HIV Risk Behavior among College Students in the United States
Objective. This article updates our 1997 review that examined the literature on HIV risk behavior among college students. Methods. The current review focuses on college student sex-risk behaviors related to HIV-related knowledge, communication with...
Increasing Awareness of Group Privilege with College Students
A qualitative study was conducted with 850 participants in 36 different classes including Child and Family Studies, Human Relations, Aviation, and Community Studies in a university in the Midwest. The study conducted was based on a simulated discrimination...
Investigating Students Attitudes and Preferences towards Learning English at Kuwait University
This study is performed by conducting a survey analysis to investigate students' attitudes and preferences towards learning English at Kuwait University in non-English major ESL students. The sample size will be roughly 21-22% of a total of 4950 college...
Lecturer Quality, Quantity and Gender in Colleges of Education in Nigeria
The quality and quantity of lecturers in Tertiary institutions to a great extent determines the quality of graduates. To ensure quality and quantity the Colleges of Education in Nigeria have established internal and external mechanisms. Quantity is...
Millennium Graduates' Orientations to Higher Education
This research examines graduates' orientations to higher education at the turn of the millennium. The focus is on 'millennium graduates' since this cohort have experienced a time of radical reform in higher education. Twenty-four graduates were interviewed...
Needs of Sexual Assault Advocates in Campus-Based Sexual Assault Centers
Most campuses have sexual assault crisis centers that are designed to assist victims and educate the college community about this crime. While much is known about sexual assault victimization patterns on college campuses, there is still a lack of understanding...
Patterns of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIS) Reported among Students in a Federal University in Midwestern Nigeria
The study analysed the patterns of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among students in a Nigerian University. It is a retrospective study of 38,933 students who attended the University Health Centre from 2001 to 2005. The results showed that 1.8%...
Predicting College Students' Mathematics Anxiety by Motivational Beliefs and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies
The purpose of this study is to determine whether motivational beliefs and self-regulated learning strategies are significant predictors of college students' mathematics anxiety. The subscales for the motivation scale are intrinsic goal orientation,...
Preservice Teacher Institute: Developing a Model Learning Community for Student Teachers
The Preservice Teacher Institute (PTI) is a budding learning community designed to provide mentoring and support for senior elementary education undergraduate candidates. This program is an effective paradigm for mentoring and inducting new teachers...
Psychological Sense of Community in University Classrooms: Do Achievement Goal Orientations Matter?
Studies of Psychological Sense of Community (PSOC) have been conducted in association with various settings, and evidence has shown the impact of PSOC in local neighborhoods and communities, community organizations, and industrial organizations. On...
Rationales of a Shift towards Knowledge Economy in Jordan from the Viewpoint of Educational Experts and Relationship with Some Variables
The purpose of the present study was to identify rationales underlying a shift towards knowledge economy in education as perceived by the educational experts in Jordan and relationship with some variables. The random stratum sample (n=90) consisted...
Relative Effects of Programmed Instruction and Demonstration Methods on Students' Academic Performance in Science
This study compared the effects of Programmed Instruction and Demonstration methods on students academic performance in science in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. A sampling technique (balloting) was used in selecting two schools in Esan...
Searching for Homogamy: An In-Class Exercise
Based on the popular television programs of "Bachelor," "Bachelorette," "Blind Date," "Elimidate," and "'Next" an in-class exercise was developed and executed in five sections of a marriage and family course at a large southeastern university whereby...
Service Learning in Domestic and International Settings
This paper examines pre-service teacher outcomes associated with service learning in domestic and international settings. One group of upper-division undergraduate level pre-service teachers participated in supervised experiences in domestic settings....
Sleep Patterns and Symptoms of Depression in College Students
College students have long been considered a population particularly affected by sleep difficulties. Previous studies have confirmed individuals with sleep disturbances may be at risk for development of depression. This study provides evidence in support...
Student Affairs Preparation Programs: A Competency Based Approach to Assessment and Outcomes
The focus and purpose of master's degree student affairs preparation programs is to prepare students to become competent student affairs practitioners. Program assessments, especially those focused on outcomes are important metrics for understanding...
Students' Perceptions and Experiences with Key Factors during the Transition from High School to College
Parents, friends, high school teachers and guidance counselors, college professors and academic advisors, college orientation programs, and first-year seminars play a role in facilitating students' transition from high school to college. This paper...
Teacher Greetings Increase College Students' Test Scores
The current study is an extension of a previous investigation dealing with teacher greetings to students. The present investigation used teacher greetings with college students and academic performance (test scores). We report data using university...
Technology Integration during Student Teaching: A Case Study
This article represents a study at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where secondary and elementary education pre-service teachers were surveyed to determine their usage of various technologies during student teaching. Described are the results...
The Challenges of Attaining Millennium Development Goals in Education in Africa by 2015
Millennium Development Goals were established by the United Nations to help underdeveloped countries to overcome problems of illiteracy, poverty, low health status and quality of life. Much emphasis was placed on the attainment of MDG targets in education...
The Impact of Learning Styles on Achievement in Principles of Microeconomics: A Natural Experiment
This study investigates how a natural experiment occurring in the teaching of principles of microeconomics allows a test of the Dunn and Dunn learning styles model (Dunn & Griggs, 2000). The material for the first exam, based on essential definitions...
The Post-Baccalaureate Perceptions of Psychology Alumni
Faculty members from 7 Departments of Psychology distributed a link to an online survey to their psychology alumni in order to ascertain alumni opinions about college courses, impact of student clubs, value of the undergraduate degree, beliefs about...
The Relationship between Depression and College Academic Performance
The current study examined the association between self-reported depressive symptomology and college academic performance. A significant, negative relationship was found between depression and academic performance. Furthermore, students presenting...
The Student Affair Organizational Dissertation: A Bounded Qualitative Meta-Study
The purpose of this study was to examine dissertations over the past five years that focused on student affairs organizational issues. A bounded qualitative meta-study was used and the methods, theories, and findings of the dissertations were examined....
Three Essential Components of College Teaching: Achievement Calibration, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Regulation
This paper introduces the concept of calibration under the umbrella of metacognition. It examines the current theoretical and empirical issues related to self-efficacy beliefs and traces the pathways through which self-efficacy is related to calibration....
Using Alumni Perspectives for University Evaluation and Planning
This article describes the process and results obtained from an alumni survey administered at the University of Wisconsin-tout. Comparisons are made to similar surveys that have been implemented at other universities. The survey was administered to...
What College Women Want in a Marriage Partner
One-hundred-and-ninety seven undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 22-item questionnaire designed to assess the qualities college women want in their prospective marital partners. The data revealed that...
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