College Student Affairs Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring

Cultures of Success: Recruiting and Retaining New Live-In Residence Life Professionals
A qualitative inquiry designed to understand entry-level, live-in, professional staff recruitment and retention practices perceived as successful revealed a link to elements of organizational culture. Several important areas of understanding emerged:...
Do Labels Matter? Attitudinal and Behavioral Correlates of Ethnic and Racial Identity Choices among Asian American Undergraduates
This study explored the relationship between Asian American students' choices of racial and ethnic identity labels, their attitudes toward racial and ethnic issues, and involvement in campus organizations. The findings suggest complex relationships between...
Exploring College Men's Perceptions about Interacting with Faculty beyond the Classroom
This article documents the results of a qualitative study of the perceptions of 14 first-semester college men about interacting with faculty outside of class. The research site was a large, public doctoral extensive institution in the Midwest. Each of...
First Semester Experiences of Professionals Transitioning to Full-Time Doctoral Study
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the experiences of full-time doctoral students transitioning from professional employment. Interview data were interpreted through a student transition and socialization conceptual framework....
Keeping (or Losing) the Faith: Reflections on Spiritual Struggles and Their Resolution by College Seniors
In this qualitative study, researchers examined how college seniors experienced and resolved spiritual struggles in college. Results indicated that academic activities provided opportunities to question, learn, and grow spiritually. Although a variety...
Orienting Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals
Mid-level managers comprise a large proportion of student affairs organisations. They are often the most overlooked when it comes to professional orientation and institutional introduction when entering new positions. Accordingly, information is presented...
Traditional Age Students: Worldviews and Satisfaction with Advising; a Homogeneous Study of Student and Advisors
This study sought to determine what student characteristic best predicts advising satisfaction. Outcomes of this study suggest that faculty behaviors such as discussing personal values, majors/ academic concentrations, and financial aid account for significant...
When It Rains It Pours: Crises at Oakmont University SACSA Case Study
SettingOakmont University is a large public research institution located in the Southeastern United States. This Carnegie Doctoral/Research I institution enrolls more than 35,000, 75% undergraduate and 25% graduate students. Located in somewhat of a...
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