Sample records for college student suicide

  1. Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide

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    Lamis, Dorian A.; Lester, David

    2011-01-01

    Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. This complex issue on college campuses is often overlooked, and this book combines the efforts from several leaders in the field of suicidology in an attempt to grasp a better understanding of college student suicide. The book is divided into four…

  2. College student stressors, depression, and suicidal ideation.

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    Lester, David

    2014-02-01

    This study was designed to explore whether stressors from college-related activities and stressors from general life experiences differed in their power to predict depression and suicidal ideation in college students. In a sample of 165 college undergraduates, depression was predicted by both sources of stress whereas past and current suicidal ideation were predicted only by general life stress. PMID:24765726

  3. Suicidal Behavior and Help Seeking among Diverse College Students

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    Brownson, Chris; Becker, Martin Swanbrow; Shadick, Richard; Jaggars, Shanna S.; Nitkin-Kaner, Yael

    2014-01-01

    Suicidal and help-seeking behaviors of students of color remain a significant problem on college campuses. Self-reported suicidal experiences and help-seeking behavior of diverse students are examined on the basis of results from a national survey of college student mental health. The results suggest significant differences in the expression of…

  4. Help Seeking and Treatment Use among Suicidal College Students

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    Downs, Marilyn F.; Eisenberg, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: Many suicidal college students do not receive mental health treatment, and the reasons for this are not fully understood. This study examines how attitudes, beliefs, and social network factors relate to help seeking among suicidal students. Participants: A random sample of 8,487 undergraduate and graduate students from 15 US…

  5. Depression Moderated the Effect of Exposure to Suicide News on Suicidality among College Students in Taiwan

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    Chiu, Szu-Hua; Ko, Huei-Chen; Wu, Jo Yung-Wei

    2007-01-01

    The present study was designed to examine whether age, gender, and depression level may moderate the effect of exposure to suicide news on the suicidality of college students in Taiwan. A representative sample of 3,222 college students were recruited from Southern Taiwan with a total of 2,602 useable surveys returned. Results showed that only…

  6. Suicidal ideation among college students in the United States.

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    Brener, N D; Hassan, S S; Barrios, L C

    1999-12-01

    This study analyzed data from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) to assess the prevalence of suicidal ideation among college students in the United States and to examine the association between suicidal ideation and substance use in this population. The NCHRBS used a mail questionnaire to assess health-risk behaviors in a nationally representative sample of undergraduate students. During the 12 months preceding the survey, 10% of the students had seriously considered attempting suicide. When controlling for demographic characteristics, the analysis showed that students who had considered suicide were at increased odds of using tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. These results suggest that colleges and universities should establish suicide prevention programs that also address the related problem of substance use. PMID:10596523

  7. Risk Factors for Suicide in Taiwanese College Students

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    Gau, Susan Shur-Fen; Chen, Ying-Yeh; Tsai, Fang-Ju; Lee, Ming-Been; Chiu, Yen-Nan; Soong, Wei-Tsuen; Hwu, Hai-Gwo

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors investigated the personality characteristics, psychopathology, parenting style, and family function among Taiwanese college students with high, moderate, and low suicidal risks. Participants: The sample included 2,919 first-year college students (1,414 men, 1,505 women) from a university in Taipei, Taiwan. Methods: A…

  8. Belongingness and Suicidal Ideation in College Students

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    Ploskonka, Rachel A.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: In this study, the relationships between 3 specific domains of belongingness (ie, family, peers, and academic institution) were examined with respect to suicidal ideation. Participants: A sample (N = 249) of undergraduate students was recruited from a large, midwestern university during the Spring 2013 semester. Methods: Multiple…

  9. Religious commitment, attitudes toward suicide, and suicidal behaviors among college students of different ethnic and religious groups in Malaysia.

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    Foo, Xiang Yi; Alwi, Muhd Najib Mohd; Ismail, Siti Irma Fadhillah; Ibrahim, Normala; Osman, Zubaidah Jamil

    2014-06-01

    The variation in suicide patterns across ethnic groups with different religious background is a puzzling social phenomenon. This study sought to examine the impact of religious commitment and attitudes toward suicide on suicidal behaviors of college students across major ethnic and religious groups in a multicultural society of Malaysia. A total of 139 college students completed Religious Commitment Inventory-10, Attitudes Toward Suicide Scale, and Suicidal Behavior Questionnaire-Revised. Findings showed significant discrepancies in attitudes toward suicide, but not suicidal behaviors across ethnic and religious groups. Suicide acceptance significantly affected suicidal behaviors as well. Although religious commitment is not associated with suicidal behaviors, its deviation is reflected in students' acceptance of suicide. Additionally, college students' suicide risk, lifetime, and recent suicide ideation, as well as their likelihood of future suicide attempt can be associated with their acceptance of suicide. The influence of attitudes toward suicide and religion, therefore, should be taken into consideration while implementing suicide prevention programs as it helps shape the norms about suicide among youths. PMID:23196328

  10. Suicide Risk Assessment with Asian American College Students: A Culturally Informed Perspective

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    Choi, Jayoung L.; Rogers, James R.; Werth, James L., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    Scholars have based their understanding of college-student suicide in the United States largely on the study of European Americans, and therefore, its relevance to making culturally informed decisions with suicidal Asian American college students is unclear. This article explores aspects of suicide assessment potentially unique to Asian American…

  11. On Chinese College Students' Suicide: Characteristics, Prevention and Crisis Intervention

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    Li, Xiaohong

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays, some characteristics have been detected among Chinese students' suicide including an increasing rate, obvious differences in different grades and genders, relatively integrated suicide methods and a regular time pattern for suicide as well. The principle of selection at registration, dynamic renewal and classified precaution should be…

  12. Prevalence of Suicidal Ideation in Chinese College Students: A Meta-Analysis

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    Li, Zhan-Zhan; Li, Ya-Ming; Lei, Xian-Yang; Zhang, Dan; Liu, Li; Tang, Si-Yuan; Chen, Lizhang

    2014-01-01

    Background About 1 million people worldwide commit suicide each year, and college students with suicidal ideation are at high risk of suicide. The prevalence of suicidal ideation in college students has been estimated extensively, but quantitative syntheses of overall prevalence are scarce, especially in China. Accurate estimates of prevalence are important for making public policy. In this paper, we aimed to determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation in Chinese college students. Objective and Methods Databases including PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Chinese Web of Knowledge, Wangfang (Chinese database) and Weipu (Chinese database) were systematically reviewed to identify articles published between 2004 to July 2013, in either English or Chinese, reporting prevalence estimates of suicidal ideation among Chinese college students. The strategy also included a secondary search of reference lists of records retrieved from databases. Then the prevalence estimates were summarized using a random effects model. The effects of moderator variables on the prevalence estimates were assessed using a meta-regression model. Results A total of 41 studies involving 160339 college students were identified, and the prevalence ranged from 1.24% to 26.00%. The overall pooled prevalence of suicidal ideation among Chinese college students was 10.72% (95%CI: 8.41% to 13.28%). We noted substantial heterogeneity in prevalence estimates. Subgroup analyses showed that prevalence of suicidal ideation in females is higher than in males. Conclusions The prevalence of suicidal ideation in Chinese college students is relatively high, although the suicide rate is lower compared with the entire society, suggesting the need for local surveys to inform the development of health services for college students. PMID:25285890

  13. An Interactive Web-Based Method of Outreach to College Students at Risk for Suicide

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    Haas, Ann; Koestner, Bethany; Rosenberg, Jill; Moore, David; Garlow, Steven J.; Sedway, Jan; Nicholas, Linda; Hendin, Herbert; Mann, J. John; Nemeroff, Charles B.

    2008-01-01

    Objective and Participants: From 2002 to 2005, the authors tested an interactive, Web-based method to encourage college students at risk for suicide to seek treatment. Methods: The authors invited students at 2 universities to complete an online questionnaire that screened for depression and other suicide risk factors. Respondents received a…

  14. Should Colleges Withdraw Students Who Threaten or Attempt Suicide?

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    Pavela, Gary

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the pros and cons of "involuntary withdrawals" in cases of students who are at risk of suicide. A June, 2005, Massachusetts Superior Court summary judgment ruling in the case of "Shin v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)" concluded that MIT administrators owed a duty of care to suicide victim, Elizabeth Shin, who…

  15. Prevalence of Suicide Attempts among College Students in China: A Meta-Analysis

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    Yang, Lin-Sheng; Zhang, Zhi-Hua; Sun, Liang; Sun, Ye-Huan; Ye, Dong-Qing

    2015-01-01

    Background Suicide is the leading cause of death among 15–34 year olds in China, but no national data are available on the suicide and suicide attempts rates of college students, a sub-group of youth with 23 million. Several studies have reported the prevalence of suicide attempts among college students, however, no meta-analysis pooling the prevalence of suicide attempts is found. Objective and Methods This study aims to estimate the pooled prevalence of suicide attempts among college students in China. The relevant studies up to August 2014 were systematically searched via electronic databases (PubMed-Medline, Embase, Chinese Wanfang database, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure and Chinese VIP database). We only selected original articles that either reported the prevalence of suicide attempts or sufficient data for calculating the prevalence. Results A total of 29 eligible studies, with 88,225 college students, were finally included. The maximum and minimum reported prevalences of suicide attempts among college students in China were 0.4% and 10.5%, respectively. The pooled prevalence of suicide attempts was 2.8% (95%CI: 2.3%–3.3%). Subgroup analyses showed that the pooled estimate of prevalence of life time suicide attempts was 2.7% (95%CI: 2.1%–3.3%), and 12-month suicide attempts was 2.9% (95%CI: 2.0%–3.8%). The prevalence for males was 2.4% (95%CI: 1.8%–3.0%), and for females was 2.7% (95%CI: 1.9%–3.7%). The prevalences among college students in grade 1 through 4 were 2.8% (95%CI: 1.7%–3.8%), 1.8% (95%CI: 1.2%–2.3%), 2.0% (95%CI: 0.8%–3.1%), and 2.9% (95%CI: 0.1%–6.7%), respectively. The prevalences among college students from rural and urban areas were 5.1% (95%CI: 2.8%–7.5%) and 3.7% (95%CI: 1.4%–5.9%), respectively. Conclusions 2.8% prevalence of suicide attempts and more than 600,000 suicide attempters among college students indicate that suicide attempt among college students is an important public health problem in China. More attention should be paid to the current situation. PMID:25664661

  16. Mediating Effects of Stress, Weight-Related Issues, and Depression on Suicidality in College Students

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    Smith, Sydney S.; Smith Carter, Jocelyn; Karczewski, Sabrina; Pivarunas, Bernadette; Suffoletto, Shannon; Munin, Art

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Through a holistic health lens, the current study examines the effects of weight-related issues and stress on suicidality while controlling for depressive symptoms in college students. Participants: In total, 872 undergraduate and graduate students at DePaul University completed the American College Health Association-National College

  17. Law & psychiatry: "depressed? Get out!": dealing with suicidal students on college campuses.

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    Appelbaum, Paul S

    2006-07-01

    This column examines college and university policies under which students who manifest suicidal ideation are barred from campus, usually by immediate suspension or mandatory withdrawal. Such policies, which appear to be increasing on U.S. campuses, generally reflect administrators' fears of legal liability if students commit suicide on campus. The author reviews two recent cases-Schieszler v. Ferrum College and Shin v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology-that have created a climate of fear among administrators and suggests ways to change blanket policies so that students at low risk of suicide will not be barred from campus and will seek and obtain appropriate treatment. PMID:16816275

  18. Asian American college students' suicide ideation: a mixed-methods study.

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    Wong, Y Joel; Koo, Kelly; Tran, Kimberly K; Chiu, Yu-Chen; Mok, Yvonne

    2011-04-01

    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the phenomenon of suicide ideation among 293 Asian American college students. Guided by T. Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior, the authors examined the relationships among perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, self-construals, and suicide ideation. Compared with thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness was a more robust predictor of suicide ideation. However, thwarted belongingness moderated the positive association between perceived burdensomeness and suicide ideation. Furthermore, interdependent self-construal and independent self-construal both weakened the link between perceived burdensomeness and suicide ideation and between thwarted belongingness and suicide ideation. The authors also conducted a qualitative analysis of participants' open-ended responses about their perceptions of why Asian American college students might consider suicide. The authors identified a core phenomenon of unfulfilled expectations as well as 2 broad themes related to this core phenomenon: unfulfilled intrapersonal expectations and unfulfilled interpersonal expectations, comprising the subthemes of (a) family, (b) relationship, (c) cultural differences, and (d) racism. These findings are discussed in terms of implications for suicide-related clinical interventions and primary prevention efforts among Asian American college students. PMID:21463030

  19. Four Eras of Study of College Student Suicide in the United States: 1920-2004

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    Schwartz, Allan J.

    2006-01-01

    Studies of college student suicide can be grouped into the following 4 eras: 1920-1960, 1960-1980, 1980-1990, and 1990-2004. The suicide rate for students has declined monotonically across these 4 eras, from 13.4 to 8.0 to 7.5 and, most recently, to 6.5. The decreasing proportion of men in the student populations studied largely accounts for this…

  20. An Evaluation of a Unique Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention of College Students: Demonstrating Effective Partnering within Student Affairs

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    House, Lisa A.; Lynch, Joseph F.; Bane, Mary

    2013-01-01

    For college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death. In this study, we evaluated a gatekeeper training suicide prevention program that emphasizes emotional connectivity with students in crisis and incorporates the collaborative efforts between Housing/Residential Programs and the Counseling Center. Participants consisted of graduate…

  1. Parent-Child Conflict and Suicide Rumination in College Students: The Mediating Roles of Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety Sensitivity

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    Lamis, Dorian A.; Jahn, Danielle R.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Parent-child conflict, depressive symptoms, and anxiety sensitivity have each been identified as risk factors for suicide ideation in college students. This study examined the relations among these risk factors and suicide rumination utilizing transition theory to guide the hypothesized relations. Participants: Undergraduate college

  2. Body Investment, Depression, and Alcohol Use as Risk Factors for Suicide Proneness in College Students

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    Lamis, Dorian A.; Malone, Patrick S.; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Jennifer; Ellis, Thomas E.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the relationships among three risk factors – body investment, depression, and alcohol use – and suicide proneness as measured by the Life Attitudes Schedule – Short Form (LAS-SF) in college students (n = 318). Path analysis was used to construct a causal model of suicide proneness. The Body Investment Scale (BIS) subscales were assumed to be causally prior to depression, which was in turn modeled as occurring prior to alcohol use, which was in turn modeled as prior to suicide proneness. Results revealed that, as expected suicide proneness was positively predicted by alcohol use, alcohol use was positively predicted by depression, and depression was negatively predicted by the body image component of the BIS. Additionally, the body image-suicide proneness link was significantly mediated by depression and its direct effect on suicide proneness as well as by the two-mediator path of body image on depression on drinking on suicide proneness. Implications are offered for the improved identification and treatment of young adults at risk for suicidal and health-diminishing behaviors. PMID:20573605

  3. Suicidal ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal: a cross-sectional study.

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    Menezes, Ritesh G; Subba, S H; Sathian, Brijesh; Kharoshah, Magdy A; Senthilkumaran, Subramanian; Pant, Sadip; Arun, M; Kundapur, Rashmi; Jain, Animesh; Lobo, Stany Wilfred; Ravi Shankar, P

    2012-07-01

    Many studies have been conducted in the developed countries to know the magnitude and factors influencing suicidal ideation among medical students, but such data are sparse in developing countries. This cross-sectional study was therefore conducted to find out the prevalence of suicidal ideation and factors influencing such ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal. A total of 206 students were selected using random sampling and questioned about their socio-demographic factors, other risk factors and suicidal ideation using a preformed validated questionnaire. The data were analyzed using SPSS for Windows Version 16.0 and the EPI Info 3.5.1 Windows Version. Descriptive statistics and testing of hypothesis were applied for the statistical methodology. The univariate and multivariate logistic regression methods were used to examine the association between different variables. Suicidal ideation in the last one year was present in nearly one tenth of the study population and in almost one fifth of them life-time suicidal ideation was present. Factors that were associated with suicidal ideation were primarily dissatisfaction with academic performance, being in the clinical semesters, having history of drug abuse and feeling neglected by parents. Most common reason reported for suicidal ideation was family related followed by self-related. Recognition of suicidal ideation among students and their associated factors can help in detecting it on time, making the right interventions and controlling the problem. Understanding the magnitude of the problem and their epidemiology via scientific study like this would be the first step in this process. PMID:22522041

  4. Examining Suicide Protective Factors Among Black College Students

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    Wang, Mei-Chuan; Lightsey, Owen Richard; Tran, Kimberly K.; Bonaparte, Taria S.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to contribute to the nascent literature on resilience and suicidality among Black Americans by examining factors that may predict less suicidal behavior among this population. We hypothesized that reasons for living, life satisfaction, and religious awareness would account for unique variance in suicidal thoughts and behavior among Black Americans, above the variance accounted for by depressive symptoms. We also hypothesized that reasons for living and religious awareness would be stronger inverse predictors among Black women than Black men. Results indicated that both depression and life satisfaction were stronger predictors of suicidal behavior among Black men. Among women, only reasons for living was a significant inverse predictor of suicidal thoughts and behavior. More frequent reasons for living moderated the relationship between depression and suicidal thoughts and behavior among Black women. PMID:24524434

  5. College Students' Hypothetical Responses to Suicidal Individuals Who Are HIV Positive, Substance Abusing, Depressed, or Anxious.

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    O'Neal, Steven E.; Range, Lillian M.

    1993-01-01

    Undergraduates (n=141) read vignette about suicidal person with either Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, depression, drug abuse, anxiety, or adjustment problems. Found that suicidal person who was human immunodeficiency virus-positive engendered significantly less helpful responses from students than did suicidal person who had panic attacks.…

  6. Rural/urban Background, Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Chinese College Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

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    Meng, Heng; Li, Jian; Loerbroks, Adrian; Wu, Jiao; Chen, Hui

    2013-01-01

    Objectives The objective of this study was to examine, first, the relationship of having a rural vs. urban background with suicidal ideation in Chinese college students, and second, whether a potential relationship was mediated by depression. Methods A survey was conducted among 1,145 undergraduate students at a university in China. Suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms were measured by the revised Hopkins’ Symptom checklist (SCL-90-R). Associations between rural vs. urban background, depression and suicidal ideation were estimated by multivariable linear regression-based ? coefficients, logistic regression-based odds ratios (ORs), and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs). The magnitude of indirect effect and bias-corrected 95% CIs were obtained through bootstrap techniques. Results Rural background was positively associated with depression, which was in turn associated with suicidal ideation. The OR for rural status and suicidal ideation equaled 2.15 (95% CI?=?1.36–3.41). This OR was slightly, though significantly (p<0.05) attenuated by additional adjustment for depressive symptoms (OR?=?1.99, 95% CI?=?1.15–3.44). Conclusion Having a rural background is a determinant of suicidal ideation in Chinese college students. Depression may only marginally mediate this association. PMID:23977015

  7. Depression and suicidal ideation in college students: a preliminary study of campus variables.

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    Lester, David

    2013-02-01

    In a sample of 80 undergraduates, variables associated with the undergraduate experience (such as transfer student status, grade point average, working, and belonging to a fraternity/sorority) were not significantly associated with measures of depression, mania, or suicidal ideation. Students living on campus were more depressed and suicidal than those living with their parents. PMID:23654031

  8. Suicide Prevention for LGBT Students

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    Johnson, R. Bradley; Oxendine, Symphony; Taub, Deborah J.; Robertson, Jason

    2013-01-01

    Extensive media coverage of the suicide deaths of several gay and lesbian youth has highlighted lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth as a population at-risk for suicide. In addition, it has caused colleges and universities to address mental health and suicide behavior among this very diverse college population. One issue that…

  9. Interviewing College Students in Crisis.

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    Hersh, Jeffrey B.

    1985-01-01

    Presents a five-step model of a crisis interview and the special considerations in working with the suicidal and assaultive student for use by college counseling professionals. Discusses the special cases of suicidal and homocidal/assaultive potential. (LLL)

  10. The Relationship of Level of Positive Mental Health with Current Mental Disorders in Predicting Suicidal Behavior and Academic Impairment in College Students

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    Keyes, Corey L. M.; Eisenberg, Daniel; Perry, Geraldine S.; Dube, Shanta R.; Kroenke, Kurt; Dhingra, Satvinder S.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To investigate whether level of positive mental health complements mental illness in predicting students at risk for suicidal behavior and impaired academic performance. Participants: A sample of 5,689 college students participated in the 2007 Healthy Minds Study and completed an Internet survey that included the Mental Health…

  11. Suicidal ideation and sex differences in relation to 18 major psychiatric disorders in college and university students: anonymous web-based assessment.

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    Tupler, Larry A; Hong, Jennifer Y; Gibori, Ron; Blitchington, Timothy F; Krishnan, K Ranga R

    2015-04-01

    College/university students are at high risk for psychiatric disorder and suicide secondary to age, campus stressors, and social pressures. We therefore report frequencies of 18 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision disorders and suicidal ideation (SI) acquired anonymously from a Web site receiving 113,181 visits from more than 1,500 predominantly US colleges/universities. Depression was foremost, followed by social phobia and eating disorders. Substance-related disorders were less frequent than expected. SI occurred in 47.1% of students, with women evidencing somewhat stronger findings than men. SI was more associated with substance, bipolar, and panic disorders than depression. Self-reported emotional volatility exceeded thoughts of self-harm for all disorders. The results support two subtypes of suicide risk: dysphoric premeditators and those primarily angry and/or impulsive. Clinicians and researchers should therefore consider suicide as an independent psychopathological phenomenon that includes emotional volatility as a risk factor and thoroughly evaluate psychiatric disorders potentially conferring greater suicidal propensity than depression. PMID:25784307

  12. Suicide among Secondary Students.

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    Coder, Tamara L.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Investigated incidence of adolescent suicide in Kansas and assessed prevention guidelines and services dealing with adolescent suicide, and perceived needs of Kansas secondary school counselors in the area of teenage suicide. Findings from 484 school counselors indicated increase in suicide rates with age and need for suicide prevention programing…

  13. Counselling, Suicide Risk Assessment, and Retention in a Community College (2004-2009)

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    Porter, Shirley

    2010-01-01

    This study focused on Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) protocols completed by counsellors for 153 students who presented with suicidal ideation at a community college counselling centre during a five year period. This study sought to: determine the number of students presenting with suicidal ideation annually; identify the types of interventions used…

  14. Rate, Relative Risk, and Method of Suicide by Students at 4-Year Colleges and Universities in the United States, 2004-2005 through 2008-2009

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    Schwartz, Allan J.

    2011-01-01

    A total of 622 suicides were reported among students attending 645 distinct campuses from 2004-2005 through 2008-2009. Adjusting for gender in the population at risk of 14.9 million student-years and for the source of these data, the student suicide rate of 7.0 was significantly and substantially lower than for a matched national sample. Suicide

  15. Functions, lifetime frequency, and variety of methods of non-suicidal self-injury among college students.

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    Saraff, Pooja D; Pepper, Carolyn M

    2014-10-30

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and intrapersonal functions of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) have both been found to have strong relationships with NSSI. The present study examines their role in the lifetime frequency and variety of NSSI methods, taken as indicators of severity of NSSI. We hypothesized that intrapersonal functions would explain frequency and variety of NSSI beyond the effects of interpersonal functions. Further we hypothesized that intrapersonal functions would moderate the effect of BPD characteristics on frequency of NSSI. College students (n=52) who endorsed at least one lifetime act of NSSI completed self-report measures and semi-structured interviews about NSSI behaviors, frequency, variety and functions, and BPD symptoms. Results supported the hypotheses that intrapersonal functions play a role in the lifetime frequency and variety of NSSI behaviors in addition to that of interpersonal functions, but did not support the role of intrapersonal functions as a moderator. Findings are discussed in terms of relative importance of all factors involved in explaining severity of NSSI, measured as lifetime frequency and variety. PMID:24947915

  16. Gifted Students at Risk for Suicide.

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    Hayes, Marnell L.; Sloat, Robert S.

    1989-01-01

    The article details those characteristics of gifted students which make them more vulnerable to suicide. It discusses warning signs to help identify gifted students at risk of suicide and describes prevention and intervention programs. Resources are listed. (Author/DB)

  17. Understanding Depression and Suicide. Student Booklet.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.

    This booklet was developed to provide students with some basic information on suicide. It describes the symptoms of depression and discusses the relationship between depression and suicide. Several important warning signs which may indicate that a person is considering suicide are presented, including physical, emotional, and behavioral signs.…

  18. Correlation between Family Environment and Suicidal Ideation in University Students in China

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    Zhai, Hui; Bai, Bing; Chen, Lu; Han, Dong; Wang, Lin; Qiao, Zhengxue; Qiu, Xiaohui; Yang, Xiuxian; Yang, Yanjie

    2015-01-01

    Background: This study investigated the association between suicidal ideation and family environment. The sample included 5183 Chinese university students. A number of studies on suicidal ideation have focused on individuals rather than families. This paper reviews the general principles of suicidal ideation and the consequences resulting from the family environment. Methods: This study used six different colleges as the dataset, which included 2645 males and 2538 females. Students were questioned with respect to social demographics and suicidal ideation factors. The data were analyzed with factor and logistic analyses to determine the association between suicidal ideation and poor family environment. Results: The prevalence of suicidal ideation was 9.2% (476/5183). Most participants with suicidal ideation had significant similarities: they had poor family structures and relationships, their parents had unstable work, and their parents used improper parenting styles. Female students were more likely to have suicidal thoughts than male students. Conclusions: This study shows that suicidal ideation is a public health issue among Chinese university students and demonstrates the importance of considering the family environment when examining university studentssuicidal ideation. Understanding family-related suicidal ideation risk factors can help to predict and prevent suicides among university students. PMID:25633031

  19. Depression and Suicide Ideation Among Students Accessing Campus Healthcare

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    Mackenzie, Sara; Wiegel, Jennifer R.; Mundt, Marlon; Brown, David; Saewyc, Elizabeth; Heiligenstein, Eric; Harahan, Brian; Fleming, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Depression and suicide are of increasing concern on college campuses. This article presents data from the College Health Intervention Projects on the frequency of depression and suicide ideation among 1,622 college students who accessed primary care services in 4 university clinics in the Midwest, Northwest, and Canada. Students completed the Beck Depression Inventory and other measures related to exercise patterns, alcohol use, sensation seeking, and violence. The frequency of depression was similar for men (25%) and women (26%). Thought of suicide was higher for men (13%) than women (10%). Tobacco use, emotional abuse, and unwanted sexual encounters were all associated with screening positive for depression. “Days of exercise per week” was inversely associated with screening positive for depression. Because the majority of students access campus-based student health centers, medical providers can serve a key role in early identification and intervention. With every 4th student reporting symptoms of depression and every 10th student having suicidal thoughts, such interventions are needed. PMID:21219281

  20. University students' perceived self-efficacy in identifying suicidal warning signs and helping suicidal friends find campus intervention resources.

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    King, Keith A; Vidourek, Rebecca A; Strader, Jennifer L

    2008-10-01

    Currently, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth 18 to 24 years of age and the second leading cause of death on college campuses. A sample of students (N = 1,019) from three midwestern universities were surveyed regarding their perceived self-efficacy in identifying suicide warning signs and campus suicide intervention resources. The results indicated that 11% strongly believed they could recognize a friend at suicidal risk, while 17% strongly believed they could ask a friend if he or she was suicidal. Students who had received high school suicide prevention education and who had ever had a family member or friend express suicidal thoughts to them were those most confident in recognizing a friend at risk, asking a friend if he/she is suicidal, and helping a friend to see a counselor. Most (71%) were not aware of on-campus help resources. These findings underscore the importance of suicide prevention education throughout the high school and college years. PMID:19014311

  1. The Impact of a Medical Student's Suicide.

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    Kaltreider, Nancy B.

    1990-01-01

    Examined impact of medical student's suicide on fellow medical students (n=20). Identified pattern of posttraumatic symptoms which persisted over several months. Found students' tendency to identify with victim was related to prevalent experience of medical student depression. (Author/ABL)

  2. Addressing Peer Death by Suicide: The School's Role in the Aftermath of Student Suicide

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    Paxson, Sarah A.

    2008-01-01

    Adolescent suicide devastates family, friends, and the larger community of the deceased. This dissertation seeks to explore the impact of peer death by suicide on students in the school system, and the policies that schools have put in place to address these effects. This work will critically evaluate current suicide bereavement interventions, and…

  3. Suicidality Among High School Students in Hong Kong, SAR

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    Yip, Paul S. F.; Liu, K. Y.; Lam, T. H.; Stewart, Sunita M.; Chen, Eric; Fan, Susan

    2004-01-01

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in Hong Kong SAR for the youth aged 15?24. This study examined the prevalence of suicidality among secondary school students in Hong Kong using a representative, territory-wide sample of 2,586 students. Suicidal behaviors can be conceptualized as a spectrum of self-destructive behaviors. Cumulative logit model…

  4. College Students Helping America

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    Dote, Lillian; Cramer, Kevin; Dietz, Nathan; Grimm, Robert, Jr.

    2006-01-01

    To identify key trends in college student volunteering and to understand their implications for growing volunteering among college students, the Corporation has produced a new report, titled "College Students Helping America," the most comprehensive national report ever conducted on college student volunteering in the United States. The report…

  5. A Psychological Autopsy of the Suicide of an Academically Gifted Student: Researchers' and Parents' Perspectives

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    Tracy L. Cross; Karyn Gust-Brey; P. Bonny Ball

    2002-01-01

    This study uses the methods and procedures of psychological autopsy to portray the life of an academically gifted college student who completed suicide. The study is unique in that it follows the subject across his 21 years of life, highlighting relevant milestones and significant stages and events. A comprehensive view of the life and death of a gifted student is

  6. Psychotic experiences as indicators of suicidal ideation in a non-clinical college sample.

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    DeVylder, Jordan E; Thompson, Elizabeth; Reeves, Gloria; Schiffman, Jason

    2015-04-30

    Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death. Epidemiological studies have shown strong associations between sub-threshold psychotic experiences and risk for suicidal ideation and behavior. Screens designed to assess psychotic experiences may have clinical utility in improving suicide prevention efforts. In the current study, we hypothesized that the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief (PQ-B) would reliably distinguish levels of suicidal ideation within a sample of college students (n=376). As predicted, PQ-B scores varied significantly across levels of suicidal ideation, both when treated as a raw count of sub-threshold psychotic experiences and when taking into account subjective distress associated with those symptoms. In addition, we explored the feasibility of developing a short screen based on the most discriminating items, finding that a six-item version of the PQ-B yielded higher accuracy for detecting elevated suicidal ideation over the full measure. The PQ-B has the potential for clinical utility in detecting groups that might be at increased risk for suicidal ideation. PMID:25746171

  7. Depression and College Students

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    Kane, Andrew S.

    Depression and College Students Answers to college students' frequently asked questions about depression #12;2 M any people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. Unfortunately, many college students who have depression aren't getting the help they need. They may not know

  8. High School Teachers' Experiences with Suicidal Students: A Descriptive Study

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    Freedenthal, Stacey; Breslin, Lindsey

    2010-01-01

    Teachers are widely considered key gatekeepers to mental health services for students at risk for suicide. Using data from 120 teachers at two Denver-area high schools, this study investigated teachers' experiences with suicidal students. Analyses revealed that the majority of teachers (58.8%) reported that at least one student had disclosed…

  9. A Psychological Autopsy of the Suicide of an Academically Gifted Student: Researchers' and Parents' Perspectives.

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    Cross, Tracy L.; Gust-Brey, Karyn; Ball, P. Bonny

    2002-01-01

    A case study of an academically gifted college student who committed suicide resulted in three sets of findings: those that reflected exclusively on the subject's life, those that compared his life with 3 previous psychological autopsies conducted, and those that reflected the parents' observations and experiences of his life. (Contains…

  10. Implementing an Early Intervention Program for Residential Students Who Present with Suicide Risk: A Case Study

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    Rivero, Estela M.; Cimini, M. Dolores; Bernier, Joseph E.; Stanley, Judith A.; Murray, Andrea D.; Anderson, Drew A.; Wright, Heidi R.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This case study examined the effects of an early intervention program designed to respond to residential college students demonstrating risk for suicide. Participants: Participants were 108 undergraduates at a large northeastern public university referred to an early intervention program subsequent to presenting with risk factors for…

  11. Traditional living and cultural ways as protective factors against suicide: perceptions of Alaska Native university students

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    DeCou, Christopher R.; Skewes, Monica C.; López, Ellen D. S.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Native peoples living in Alaska have one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. This represents a significant health disparity for indigenous populations living in Alaska. This research was part of a larger study that explored qualitatively the perceptions of Alaska Native university students from rural communities regarding suicide. This analysis explored the resilience that arose from participants’ experiences of traditional ways, including subsistence activities. Previous research has indicated the importance of traditional ways in preventing suicide and strengthening communities. Method Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 25 university students who had migrated to Fairbanks, Alaska, from rural Alaskan communities. An interview protocol was developed in collaboration with cultural and community advisors. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Participants were asked specific questions concerning the strengthening of traditional practices towards the prevention of suicide. Transcripts were analysed using the techniques of grounded theory. Findings Participants identified several resilience factors against suicide, including traditional practices and subsistence activities, meaningful community involvement and an active lifestyle. Traditional practices and subsistence activities were perceived to create the context for important relationships, promote healthy living to prevent suicide, contrast with current challenges and transmit important cultural values. Participants considered the strengthening of these traditional ways as important in suicide prevention efforts. However, subsistence and traditional practices were viewed as a diminishing aspect of daily living in rural Alaska. Conclusions Many college students from rural Alaska have been affected by suicide but are strong enough to cope with such tragic events. Subsistence living and traditional practices were perceived as important social and cultural processes with meaningful lifelong benefits for participants. Future research should continue to explore the ways in which traditional practices can contribute towards suicide prevention, as well as the far-reaching benefits of subsistence living. PMID:23984288

  12. Drivers of Disparity: Differences in Socially Based Risk Factors of Self-Injurious and Suicidal Behaviors among Sexual Minority College Students

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    Blosnich, John; Bossarte, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (ie, sexual minority) populations have increased prevalence of both self-injurious and suicidal behaviors, but reasons for these disparities are poorly understood. Objective: To test the association between socially based stressors (eg, victimization, discrimination) and self-injurious behavior, suicide ideation, and…

  13. Perception of Behavioral Contagion of Adolescent Suicide.

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    Range, Lillian M.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    College students (N=142) viewed videotape of distressed high school student, then assessed student's potential for committing suicide, running away, entering therapy, or abusing alcohol. Subjects who were told that the teenager knew of two recent suicides in community rated her as more likely to commit suicide or run away than did subjects not…

  14. Associations among Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Suicide in High School Students

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    Bauman, Sheri; Toomey, Russell B.; Walker, Jenny L.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined associations among depression, suicidal behaviors, and bullying and victimization experiences in 1491 high school students using data from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Results demonstrated that depression mediated the association between bullying/victimization and suicide attempts, but differently for males and females.…

  15. Evaluating Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training in a College Setting

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    Mitchell, Sharon L.; Kader, Mahrin; Darrow, Sherri A.; Haggerty, Melinda Z.; Keating, Niki L.

    2013-01-01

    This study assesses short-term and long-term learning outcomes of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training in a college setting. Two hundred seventy-three participants completed pretest, posttest, and follow-up surveys regarding suicide prevention knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Results indicated: (a) increases in suicide

  16. The Impact of Rock Videos and Music with Suicidal Content on Thoughts and Attitudes about Suicide.

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    Rustad, Robin A.; Small, Jacob E.; Jobes, David A.; Safer, Martin A.; Peterson, Rebecca J.

    2003-01-01

    Two experiments exposed college student volunteers to rock music with or without suicidal content. Music and videos with suicide content appeared to prime implicit cognitions related to suicide but did not affect variables associated with increased suicide risk. (Contains 60 references and 3 tables.) (Author/JBJ)

  17. Are You Thinking of Killing Yourself?: Confronting Students' Suicidal Thoughts.

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    McBrien, Robert J.

    1983-01-01

    Offers counseling strategies to help counselors identify and evaluate for seriousness of intent those students considering suicide. Discusses both verbal statements and situational clues which provide opportunities for counseling intervention. Suggests a counseling contract as a preventive approach. (JAC)

  18. Psychopathic Traits and Suicidal Ideation in High-School Students

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    Henri Chabrol; Carine Saint-Martin

    2009-01-01

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the contribution of psychopathic traits in the prediction of suicidal ideation among non-clinical non-forensic adolescents. A sample of 312 high-school students completed questionnaires assessing suicidal ideation, depressive symptoms, borderline personality traits, and cannabis use and the Youth Psychopathic traits Inventory (YPI, Andershed, Kerr, Stattin et al., 2002), which consists of three dimensions,

  19. The impact of rock videos and music with suicidal content on thoughts and attitudes about suicide.

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    Rustad, Robin A; Small, Jacob E; Jobes, David A; Safer, Martin A; Peterson, Rebecca J

    2003-01-01

    In Experiment 1, 133 college student volunteers watched a rock music video with or without suicidal content and then completed written measures assessing mood, priming of suicide-related thoughts, perceptions of personal risk, sensitivity to suicidality in others, and attitudes/beliefs about suicide. In Experiment 2, 104 college student volunteers listened to rock music with either suicidal or neutral content and then completed measures similar to Experiment 1, with the addition of a hopelessness measure. In both experiments, participants exposed to suicidal content wrote more scenarios with suicide-related themes in a projective storytelling task than those exposed to nonsuicidal content. However, there were virtually no group differences on explicit measures of affect, attitudes, and perceptions. Music and videos with suicide content appeared to prime implicit cognitions related to suicide but did not affect variables associated with increased suicide risk. PMID:12882414

  20. Loneliness in College Students: Some Theoretical, Empirical, and Therapeutic Considerations.

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    Diamant, Louis; Windholz, George

    1981-01-01

    Clinical, psychoanalytical, and existential hypotheses were reviewed and tested using college students as subjects. When a measure of loneliness was correlated with a number of personality scales, loneliness was positively related to depression, hopelessness, paranoia, alienation, external locus of control, aggression, and potential suicide, but…

  1. An Examination of the Literature Base on the Suicidal Behaviors of Gifted Students.

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    Gust-Brey, Karyn; Cross, Tracy

    1999-01-01

    Examines research on suicide among gifted adolescents. The review indicates a lack of evidence that suicide rates of gifted students are different from typical adolescents, but does indicate suicide occurs among the gifted population. The role schools can play in suicide intervention and prevention is discussed. (Author/CR)

  2. Physician Assisted Suicide: Knowledge and Views of Fifth-Year Medical Students in Germany

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    Schildmann, Jan; Herrmann, Eva; Burchardi, Nicole; Schwantes, Ulrich; Vollmann, Jochen

    2006-01-01

    Suicide and assisted suicide are not criminal acts in Germany. However, attempting suicide may create a legal duty for physicians to try to save a patient's life. This study presents data on medical students' legal knowledge and ethical views regarding physician assisted suicide (PAS). The majority of 85 respondents held PAS to be illegal. More…

  3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Applied to College Students: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Pistorello, Jacqueline; Fruzzetti, Alan E.; MacLane, Chelsea; Gallop, Robert; Iverson, Katherine M.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: College counseling centers (CCCs) are increasingly being called upon to treat highly distressed students with complex clinical presentations. This study compared the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for suicidal college students with an optimized control condition and analyzed baseline global functioning as a…

  4. Suicide

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    ... Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event. People who have ... who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide. NIH: National ...

  5. Exploring College Student Gambling Motivation

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    Clayton Neighbors; Ty W. Lostutter; Jessica M. Cronce; Mary E. Larimer

    2002-01-01

    The present research combined qualitative and quantitative approaches in examining gambling motives among college student gamblers. A comprehensive set of 16 gambling motives was identified by categorizing 762 open-ended reasons for gambling, provided by 184 college student gamblers. Results revealed that most college students gamble to win money, for fun, for social reasons, for excitement, or just to have something

  6. College Students versus College Counseling Center Clients

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    Judith L. Green; Jenny L. Lowry; S. Mark Kopta

    2003-01-01

    Studies often equate mental health with the presence of psychological symptoms. Contemporary views are now focusing on well-being and life functioning rather than solely on symptomatic distress. The current study compared college counseling center clients, college students not in treatment, adults in outpatient psychotherapy, and adults not in treatment. The two student groups demonstrated differences in patterns of presenting problems.

  7. ADHD in College Students

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    Lisa L. Weyandt; George DuPaul

    2006-01-01

    Objective: According to the American Psychiatric Association, 3% to 7% of the school-age population has ADHD and many children continue to display significant symptoms throughout adolescences and adulthood. Relative to the childhood literature, less is known about ADHD in adults, especially college students with ADHD. The principle purpose of this review articles is to summarize the major research findings concerning

  8. Suicide and Students with High-Incidence Disabilities: What Special Educators Need to Know

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    Wachter, Carrie A.; Bouck, Emily C.

    2008-01-01

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death in individuals ages 10 to 24. Researchers approximate that 17% to 29% of secondary school students seriously consider suicide and 8% attempt suicide. Students diagnosed with a disability may be at an even higher level of risk than their general education peers. Clearly knowing how to identify and how to…

  9. Promoting Clinical Knowledge, Skills, and Empathy via a Creative Self-Suicide Assignment: Rationale, Purpose, and Student Responses

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    Cook, Katrina; Juhnke, Gerald A.; Peters, Scott W.; Marbach, Christina R.; Day, Sally; Choucroun, Pierre; Baker, Ria E.

    2007-01-01

    Suicide is a leading cause of American deaths. Given suicide's overall frequency and negative effects, specialized suicide training is warranted. This article describes a creative self-suicide assignment designed to enhance doctoral students' suicide assessment and intervention knowledge and clinical skills, and promote greater counselor empathy…

  10. Implementing an Audience-Specific Small-Group Gatekeeper Training Program to Respond to Suicide Risk among College Students: A Case Study

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    Cimini, M. Dolores; Rivero, Estela M.; Bernier, Joseph E.; Stanley, Judith A.; Murray, Andrea D.; Anderson, Drew A.; Wright, Heidi R.; Bapat, Mona

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This case study evaluated the effectiveness of an audience-specific, single-session, small-group interactive gatekeeper training program conducted at a large northeastern public university. Participants: Participants were 335 faculty, staff, and students completing gatekeeper training programs tailored to their group needs. Methods:…

  11. Student College Contract 1. Introduction

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    Henderson, Gideon

    Student College Contract 1. Introduction A matriculated student at Oxford University is a member College"). The two relationships are governed by separate, though interlinking, contracts. The purpose of this document is to identify the main terms of the contract which you will have with the College on acceptance

  12. Sibship size, birth order, and personality among Kuwaiti college students.

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    Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed M; Lester, David

    2007-08-01

    In a sample of 460 (103 men, 357 women) Kuwaiti college students (M age=21.9 yr., SD=3.0), scores on the Arabic Scale of Optimism and Pessimism, the Death Obsession Scale, the Arabic Scale of Obsession-Compulsion, the Kuwait University Anxiety Scale, the Taoist Orientation Scale, and the Suicidal Ideation Scale were not associated with sibship size and birth order. PMID:17958106

  13. The role of psychiatric nurse faculty in establishing a campus suicide prevention program.

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    Cook, Linda J

    2011-12-01

    Suicide among college students has received increased national attention over the past few decades, partly due to the publicity regarding high-profile suicide events on college campuses throughout the United States and its territories. Currently, suicide is identified as the second-leading cause of death in college students. Due to federal legislation such as the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act of 2004, many college campuses have been able to establish suicide prevention programs. This article describes how a psychiatric nurse faculty member successfully established a comprehensive suicide prevention program that was initially supported by grant funds from the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. PMID:22085612

  14. Student Learning and College Teaching.

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    Pintrich, Paul R.

    1988-01-01

    Current research on college students' knowledge, learning strategies, and critical thinking gives a better picture of the complexity of the learning process and can be used by faculty to improve interactions with individual students in different settings. (MSE)

  15. Suicide

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    ... suicidal often feels alone, trapped, or hopeless. Their reasoning and judgment can become colored by their depression ... control or determination ? Access to a variety of clinical interventions and support for help seeking ? Coping skills ? ...

  16. Students, Colleges, and Disability Law.

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    Thomas, Stephen B.

    As recently as the 1960s and 1970s, comparatively few persons with disabilities were able to attend college, either due to limited financial resources or to the inaccessibility of the campus and college programs. Today, colleges have substantially increased their efforts to recruit, admit, and accommodate qualified students with disabilities and…

  17. Memory Strategies for College Students.

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    Reetz, Linda J.

    Seven memory strategies that can be taught to college students with learning disabilities or students who have not learned essential study skills are described: the method of loci, pegwords, keywords, rote rehearsal, chaining, clustering, and first letter mnemonics. To help college faculty provide direct instruction in the memory strategies, the…

  18. College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

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    Singh, Delar K.

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on college students with psychiatric disabilities. It defines and discusses various psychiatric conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. It concludes with accommodations that a college professor can make to help these students succeed in higher education. (Contains 1…

  19. Understanding the Working College Student

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    Perna, Laura W.

    2010-01-01

    Working is now a fundamental responsibility for many undergraduates. But understanding how employment affects students' educational experiences is complicated by why students work. Many students must work to pay the costs of attending college. Some traditional-age students may use employment as a way to explore career options or earn spending…

  20. Issues in College Student Retention.

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    Kalsner, Lydia

    1991-01-01

    This journal issue discusses student attrition and the major recurring themes regarding students withdrawing from college. It is revealed that less than 15 percent of student departures are as a result of academic dismissal, with the remaining students leaving voluntarily, even when their academic performance is clearly acceptable. The following…

  1. Suicide Attempts among Adolescent Mexican American Students Enrolled in Special Education Classes

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    Medina, Catherine; Luna, Gaye

    2006-01-01

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school-aged students between the ages of 15 and 19. There is an increasing frequency of suicide and other self-destructive behaviors among Mexican American youth and students in special education classrooms for emotional and behavioral disabilities. Recognizing Mexican American youth in special…

  2. Reaching Graduate Students at Risk for Suicidal Behavior through the Interactive Screening Program

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    Moffitt, Lauren B.; Garcia-Williams, Amanda; Berg, John P.; Calderon, Michelle E.; Haas, Ann P.; Kaslow, Nadine J.

    2014-01-01

    Suicidal behavior is a significant concern among graduate students. Because many suicidal graduate students do not access mental health services, programs to connect them to resources are essential. This article describes the Interactive Screening Program (ISP), an anonymous, Web-based tool for screening and engaging at-risk graduate school…

  3. Selected Indicators of Adolescent Suicide in High School Students: Results of the 1993 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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    Mikow, Victoria A.

    Results of a survey show that high school students in North Carolina think about, attempt, and are injured as the result of a suicide attempt with alarming frequency. This report summarizes suicide-related data from the North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993). Younger students are more at risk of suicide than older students; more than one…

  4. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY POTENTIAL OF SELECTED JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

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    TUCKER, SYLVIA BOLTZ

    CHARACTERISTICS OF 527 STUDENTS IN TWO JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE ANALYZED IN AN ATTEMPT TO RELATE THEIR LEVELS OF COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY (UNIVERSITY, STATE COLLEGE, JUNIOR COLLEGE, OR JUNIOR COLLEGE PROBATION) TO THEIR CONCEPTS OF AN IDEAL COLLEGE, THEIR INTELLECTUAL DISPOSITIONS, THEIR CREATIVE INCLINATIONS, AND THEIR HIGH-SCHOOL GRADE AVERAGES.…

  5. Suicide

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    ... perspective and act with good judgment. Back Continue Substance Abuse Teens with alcohol and drug problems are also more at risk for suicidal thinking and behavior. Alcohol and some drugs have ... these substances can bring on serious depression. That's especially true ...

  6. Student Learning Outcomes College: Engineering

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    Raja, Anita

    knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 2) Students will have the ability to design and conduct) Students will have the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessaryStudent Learning Outcomes College: Engineering Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

  7. Screening College Students for Hypercholesterolemia.

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    Faigel, Harris C.

    1992-01-01

    Describes one college's mandatory mass cholesterol screening for new students. Each year, over 30 beginning students with unknown hypercholesterolemia were detected. The program suggests that mass screening efficiently and economically identifies students who would benefit from cholesterol reduction, a modifiable risk in coronary artery disease.…

  8. An interpretive study of nursing students' experiences of caring for suicidal persons.

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    Scheckel, Martha M; Nelson, Kimberly A

    2014-01-01

    Suicide is a worldwide public health problem. Although preparing nursing students to care for suicidal persons has been a standard part of nursing education for many years, nurses consistently report that they lack competencies in caring for this population of patients. The purpose of this phenomenological and hermeneutical study was to understand the experiences undergraduate nursing students had in regard to caring for suicidal persons. The aim of the study was to obtain insights into the basic preparation of students in the care of suicidal persons to inform pedagogical approaches pertaining to suicide and improve the nursing care for these individuals. Twelve senior nursing students were recruited for the study. Data were collected using in-depth, unstructured interviews. The study themes indicated that (a) when participants read about suicidal persons' mental status and behavior in patient, records they initially feared interacting with and caring for these individuals; (b) participants' abilities to gather information about suicide risk was influenced by how much patients talked with them about their suicidal tendencies; and (c) participants' capacity to provide safe and therapeutic suicide prevention interventions was impacted by judicious critical thinking skills. Teaching strategies that align with the themes are provided. PMID:25223291

  9. Loci: a commercial site for college students by college students

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    Student Advantage is a commercial site for college students by college students. From online chat, and auditorium events to travel and entertainment news, Loci is the center for college types who know better. The Get a Life section includes a Survival Guide -- "Your guide to survival," College and Graduate School Information--"Remember: Education is a lifetime pursuit," and Volunteer -- "How to go about helping communities that really need your help." See the Breaking Into The Real World section where you can read parts of "Job Smarts for TwentySomethings", peruse Loci's 8-step job search guide, or read about others' job experiences. And the Help & Technology links will make you a 'Net guru.

  10. Depression in College Students: Student Experience Inventory.

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    Kirkland, Angela G.; Redfield, Doris L.

    To assess depression in college students, two inventories were compared: the Student Experience Inventory (SEI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). SEI, a self-report questionnaire, contains 56 items that are designed to measure hopelessness and decreased energy levels, as well as five factors covered in BDI: (1) negative affect toward self,…

  11. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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    With headquarters in New York, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) was established in 1987 in order to create a coherent and combined effort to fund research that would assist in the prevention of suicide. During the past 17 years, the organization has created an extensive network of research grant programs, workshops for those seeking to form survivor support groups, and a suicide data bank. The AFSP website contains information on some of its outreach programs, such as the National Survivors of Suicide Day and also its service announcements. There is a great deal of pragmatic information here as well, including a FAQ section which provides answers to pressing questions such as "What is the biggest cause of suicide among college students?". The site is rounded out by a topically organized list of important online resources, such as statistics about suicide, clinical information, and prevention and screening materials.

  12. Self-reported suicidality and its predictors among adolescents from a pre-university college in Bangalore, India.

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    Bhola, Poornima; Rekha, Dorothy P; Sathyanarayanan, Vidya; Daniel, Sheila; Thomas, Tinku

    2014-02-01

    There is increasing concern about suicide rates in the vulnerable developmental stage of adolescence. The experiences and expressions of suicidality among adolescents are often "hidden" and occur due to complex and cumulative interactions of multiple factors. A cross-sectional survey assessed self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and helpseeking behaviour among adolescents attending a pre-university college in Bangalore, India. This formed part of a 2-year teacher training project for Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the college. 1087 male and female adolescents aged 16-18 years, completed the Columbia Teen Screen which assessed self-reported suicide attempt/s (lifetime, past 3 months) as well as suicidal ideation (current, past 3 months) and associated intensity, severity and duration. Adolescents' perceptions about the need for help and mental health consultation were also assessed. Emotional and behavioural difficulties were reported on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. The results indicated that 25.4% of the adolescents reported suicidal ideation (past 3 months) and 12.9% of the total sample expressed their need for seeking help. The rate of suicide attempt was 12.9% (lifetime) and 6% (past 3 months). Logistic Regression analysis identified factors associated with recent suicidal ideation and attempt. Females had higher rates of suicide ideation and attempts than males (Ideation OR = 1.4, CI = 1.04-1.9; Attempt OR = 2.2, CI = 1.0-4.5) and adolescents with abnormal emotional and behavioural problems were at higher risk for suicidal ideation (emotional difficulties OR = 4.6, CI = 3.2-6.6; hyperactivity/inattention OR = 2.1, CI = 1.3-3.2). The findings add to the limited database on youth suicidality in India and have implications for prevention and intervention. PMID:24524708

  13. Relationships between Suicidal Behavior and Personality Types.

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    Street, Sue; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.

    1994-01-01

    Examined hypothesis that introversion in general and introverted-intuitive-feeling-perceiving type as measured by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are related to suicidal ideation/behaviors. Data from 330 college students revealed 4 interactive suicidal behavior risk models: introverted-perceiving (females); introverted-sensing-feeling (males);…

  14. Factors Affecting the Acceptability of Suicide.

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    Deluty, Robert H.

    1989-01-01

    College students (N=780) read 1 of 12 scenarios of person who decided to commit suicide. Scenarios varied by age of victim (45 versus 70), gender, and illness (chronic depression, chronic physical pain, terminal bone cancer). Suicide evaluations tended to be significantly more favorable when evaluators were male, victims were male, victims were…

  15. Psychometric Analyses of the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory Using a Clinical Population.

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    Westefeld, John S.; Scheel, Karen; Maples, Michael R.

    1998-01-01

    The usefulness of the College Student Reason for Living Inventory (CSRLI) for assessment of suicidal risk was evaluated among clients presenting for counseling (N=87) at a large university counseling center. Scores were compared to the Beck Depression Inventory and other measures. Data analysis is presented and discussed. (Author/EMK)

  16. College Students' Attitudes toward Sexuality.

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    Medina, Marianna K.

    This study was conducted to investigate the sexual attitudes of college students (N=384) at a Western Kansas university. Students completed the Sexual Attitudes Scale, the Personal Attribute Inventory, and a demographic questionnaire examining gender, birth order, family structure, and age at which one started dating. Of 20 main effects…

  17. NUMBER: STAF 1.07 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support

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    Suicide Attempts, Threats, or Gestures DATE: June 1, 1992 REVISED: May 6, 2010 Policy for: Columbia Campus _______________________________________________________________________________ I. Policy Suicide is known to be a leading cause of death for college and university students. In addition, suicide, attempted suicide, and suicidal gestures have a significant detrimental effect, not only

  18. Problem-Solving Skills Appraisal Mediates Hardiness and Suicidal Ideation among Malaysian Undergraduate Students

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    Abdollahi, Abbas; Talib, Mansor Abu; Yaacob, Siti Nor; Ismail, Zanariah

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Recent evidence suggests that suicidal ideation is increased among university students, it is essential to increase our knowledge concerning the etiology of suicidal ideation among university students. This study was conducted to examine the relationships between problem-solving skills appraisal, hardiness, and suicidal ideation among university students. In addition, this study was conducted to examine problem-solving skills appraisal (including the three components of problem-solving confidence, approach-avoidance style, and personal control of emotion) as a potential mediator between hardiness and suicidal ideation. Methods The participants consisted of 500 undergraduate students from Malaysian public universities. Results Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) estimated that undergraduate students with lower hardiness, poor problem-solving confidence, external personal control of emotion, and avoiding style was associated with higher suicidal ideation. Problem-solving skills appraisal (including the three components of problem-solving confidence, approach-avoidance style, and personal control of emotion) partially mediated the relationship between hardiness and suicidal ideation. Conclusion These findings underline the importance of studying mediating processes that explain how hardiness affects suicidal ideation. PMID:25830229

  19. Effects of Race and Precipitating Event on Suicide versus Nonsuicide Death Classification in a College Sample

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    Walker, Rheeda L.; Flowers, Kelci C.

    2011-01-01

    Race group differences in suicide death classification in a sample of 109 Black and White university students were examined. Participants were randomly assigned to read three vignettes for which the vignette subjects' race (only) varied. The vignettes each described a circumstance (terminal illness, academic failure, or relationship difficulties)…

  20. State of College Readiness for Latino Students

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    ACT, Inc., 2007

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to examine college readiness among Latino students using results from EXPLORE[R] (for students in grade 8 or 9), PLAN[R] (for students in grade 10), and the ACT[R] test (for students in grade 11 or 12). Latino students include Mexican American/Chicano students, Puerto Rican students, Cuban students, and other students

  1. Attitudes on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among medical students in Athens.

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    Kontaxakis, Vp; Paplos, K G; Havaki-Kontaxaki, B J; Ferentinos, P; Kontaxaki, M-I V; Kollias, C T; Lykouras, E

    2009-10-01

    Attitudes towards assisted death activities among medical students, the future health gatekeepers, are scarce and controversial. The aims of this study were to explore attitudes on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among final year medical students in Athens, to investigate potential differences in attitudes between male and female medical students and to review worldwide attitudes of medical students regarding assisted death activities. A 20- item questionnaire was used. The total number of participants was 251 (mean age 24.7±1.8 years). 52.0% and 69.7% of the respondents were for the acceptance of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, respectively. Women's attitudes were more often influenced by religious convictions as well as by the fact that there is a risk that physician-assisted suicide might be misused with certain disadvantaged groups. On the other hand, men more often believed that a request for physician-assisted suicide from a terminally ill patient is prima-facie evidence of a mental disorder, usually depression. Concerning attitudes towards euthanasia among medical students in various countries there are contradictory results. In USA, the Netherlands, Hungary and Switzerland most of the students supported euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. However, in many other countries such as Norway, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Italy, Germany, Sudan, Malaysia and Puerto Rico most students expressed negative positions regarding euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. PMID:22218231

  2. Retention of First Year Community College Students

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    Windham, Melissa H.

    2012-01-01

    Although close to half of all community college students leave before obtaining their stated goals, most retention studies are still being conducted at the four-year college and university level. There is still little research conducted at the community college level. In order to determine what student characteristics increase community college

  3. Problem and Pathological Gambling among College Students

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    Stinchfield, Randy; Hanson, William E.; Olson, Douglas H.

    2006-01-01

    This chapter examines problem and pathological gambling among college students and reports on prevalence rate, risk and protective factors, prevention and intervention, and recommendations for college student personnel and other university administrators.

  4. College Students' Attributions of Teacher Misbehaviors

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    Kelsey, Dawn M.; Kearney, Patricia; Plax, Timothy G.; Allen, Terre H.; Ritter, Kerry J.

    2004-01-01

    Grounded in attribution theory, this investigation examined explanations students provide when college teachers misbehave, and the influence of perceived teacher immediacy shaping those interpretations. Across two different samples, college students responded to questionnaires assessing perceptions of their teachers' immediacy, teacher…

  5. The Early College Challenge: Navigating Disadvantaged Students' Transition to College

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    Rosenbaum, James E.; Becker, Kelly Iwanaga

    2011-01-01

    Successful early college high schools (ECHSs) are formed through partnerships between high schools and colleges (usually community colleges). Think of it as preparation through acceleration. ECHSs enroll disadvantaged students who have not excelled with ordinary grade-level academic content and have them take college courses while still in high…

  6. THEORY WORKSHOP FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS

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    THEORY WORKSHOP FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS Aimed at preparing pre-college students for college music theory courses, this course will consist of a concentrated study of theory fundamentals (keys, intervals is extremely valuable for students with little or no previous theory training who plan to major or minor

  7. Gender Differences in Depression in College Students.

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    Boggiano, Ann K.; Barrett, Marty

    1991-01-01

    Sixty-nine female college students report more depressive symptoms and more maladaptive attributional styles than 64 male college students as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory and the Expanded Attributional Style Questionnaire. A study involving 77 male and 95 female college students' responses to the Selves Questionnaire supports these…

  8. Personality Preferences of College Student-Athletes

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    Reiter, Michael D.; Liput, Taylor; Nirmal, Rashmeen

    2007-01-01

    College student-athletes face many unique role strains during their academic and athletic career, which may impact the way in which they understand themselves. This study was designed to explore whether college student-athletes have a different perceived personality preference than their non-athlete counterpart. Ninety-one college students took…

  9. Why Underprepared Students Drop out College

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    Mattison, Helen

    2012-01-01

    Many students are entering college underprepared and do not earn a degree because of the many barriers they encounter. The purpose of this study was to identify reasons underprepared students did not complete college and to examine strategies, resources, and programs that underprepared students could have used to persist in college. The…

  10. Health Literacy in College Students

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    Ickes, Melinda J.; Cottrell, Randall

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the health literacy levels, and the potential importance of healthy literacy, of college students. Participants: Courses were randomly selected from all upper level undergraduate courses at a large Research I university to obtain a sample size of N = 399. Methods: During the 2007-2008 school year,…

  11. Sexual Attitudes of College Students.

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    Etchison, Marilyn G.

    This study investigated the sexual attitudes of college students at a western Kansas university. The independent variables employed were gender, family structure, family sex communication, age, and classification. The dependent variables were the following subscales of sexual attitudes: permissiveness, sex practices, communion, and…

  12. College Students and Their Cats

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    Weinstein, Lawrence; Alexander, Ralph

    2010-01-01

    Twenty-two Siamese and 32 mixed breed cats' personalities were rated by their respective college student owners and compared. Further, the owners' self rated personality traits were correlated with the pets'; significant Siamese and Mixed differences and correlations were obtained. These are the first data to examine breed of cat on a personality…

  13. Mushroom Use by College Students.

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    Thompson, John P.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Surveyed 1,507 college students to investigate the extent of hallucinogenic mushroom use and compared mushroom users to nonusers. Results showed that among the respondents who reported use of hallucinogenic drugs (17 percent), over 85 percent had used hallucinogenic (psilocybin) mushrooms and over half had used mushrooms but no other…

  14. Underachievement among College Students

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    Balduf, Megan

    2009-01-01

    Many high-achieving students do not question their academic success. They do well and are content with the study skills they have developed to ensure that they achieve their goals. However, these students, whose high schools considered them achievers, experience difficulties and sometimes failure in situations where they had previously experienced…

  15. College Course Grades for Dual Enrollment Students

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    Crouse, Jill D.; Allen, Jeff

    2014-01-01

    This study compared college course grade outcomes, both during and after high school, of dual-enrollment students to those of traditional students. The study was based on a large, multiyear sample of Iowa high school and community college students. The results showed that while in high school, dual-enrollment students consistently outperformed…

  16. Opportunities college students

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    and sciences, as well as programs in architecture, business, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, humanities, industrial design, information technology, journalism, mathematics, music, public affairs;carleton University 3 co-op opportunities carleton.ca/cc Architecture student Stephen Wolba at work

  17. STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW

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    McConnell, Terry

    STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW Syracuse University College of Law seeks to attract-educated citizens of the world, yet many highly qualified college graduates who wish to pursue a career in law do backgrounds and circumstances--the College of Law seeks to substantially increase its endowment. To compete

  18. Community College Programs for Underprepared Students.

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    Scott, David C., Ed.

    Brief one-page descriptions are provided of efforts being made at member colleges of the League for Innovation in the Community College to bring underprepared students into the higher education mainstream. The 75 descriptions are organized into six sections: (1) Pre-College Skills, including programs such as Cuyahoga Community College's (Ohio)…

  19. College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students

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    Wilson, Hope E.; Adelson, Jill L.

    2012-01-01

    The decision-making process of academically talented students when making the transition to college is complex. This study investigates the factors that contribute to the selectivity of the colleges by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students for application. A multilevel model was created to find which college-level and…

  20. Berry College's Student Work Opportunity Program.

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    Shatto, Gloria

    The student work opportunity program at Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia, which provides valuable learning experiences and helps students meet educational expenses, is described. More than 87 percent of the 1980-81 graduates worked in an on-campus job while attending college. The on-campus jobs also provide essential services for the college,…

  1. Success in Algebra among Community College Students

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    Reyes, Czarina

    2010-01-01

    College algebra is a required course for most majors, but is viewed by many as a gatekeeper course for degree completion by students. With almost half a million students taking college algebra each year, faculty are experimenting with new course lengths of time that might result in higher success, completion, and retention rates for college

  2. Between-College Effects on Students Reconsidered

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    Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Terenzini, Patrick T.; Yin, Alexander C.

    2013-01-01

    Most of the research on the effects of college on students that examines the influences of institutional characteristics--what Pascarella and Terenzini ("How college affects students: Findings and insights from twenty years of research". San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 1991) called "between-college" effects--indicate that the descriptors typically used…

  3. Analyzing Community College Student Transfer Rates.

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    Cohen, Arthur M.

    1994-01-01

    Examines the rate of student transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges as measured by the Transfer Assembly project. Indicates that 22.6% of students who began their postsecondary education in community colleges and completed at least four courses there enrolled in a university within four years. (MAB)

  4. How High School Students Select a College.

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    Gilmour, Joseph E., Jr.; And Others

    The college selection process used by high school students was studied and a paradigm that describes the process was developed, based on marketing theory concerning consumer behavior. Primarily college freshmen and high school seniors were interviewed, and a few high school juniors and upper-level college students were surveyed to determine…

  5. Predicting Achievement in Community College Science Students.

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    Dettloff, Janet May

    This study was designed to formulate a predictive equation to identify community college biology students (N=420) who most probably would not succeed in science courses. A College Biology Student Survey (developed for the study), Nelson Denny Reading Test (Form-F), College Guidance Placement (CGP) Arithmetic Test, and An Inventory of Piaget's…

  6. Student academic achievement in college chemistry

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    Tabibzadeh, Kiana S.

    General Chemistry is required for variety of baccalaureate degrees, including all medical related fields, engineering, and science majors. Depending on the institution, the prerequisite requirement for college level General Chemistry varies. The success rate for this course is low. The purpose of this study is to examine the factors influencing student academic achievement and retention in General Chemistry at the college level. In this study student achievement is defined by those students who earned grades of "C" or better. The dissertation contains in-depth studies on influence of Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite compared to Fundamental Chemistry for student academic achievement and student retention in college General Chemistry. In addition the study examined the extent and manner in which student self-efficacy influences student academic achievement in college level General Chemistry. The sample for this part of the study is 144 students enrolled in first semester college level General Chemistry. Student surveys determined student self-efficacy level. The statistical analyses of study demonstrated that Fundamental Chemistry is a better prerequisite for student academic achievement and student retention. The study also found that student self-efficacy has no influence on student academic achievement. The significance of this study will be to provide data for the purpose of establishing a uniform and most suitable prerequisite for college level General Chemistry. Finally the variables identified to influence student academic achievement and enhance student retention will support educators' mission to maximize the students' ability to complete their educational goal at institutions of higher education.

  7. Teachers' Experiences of Working with Students Who Have Attempted Suicide and Returned to the Classroom

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    Buchanan, Kiah; Harris, Gregory E.

    2014-01-01

    Student suicide is a serious issue facing intermediate/secondary schools. Teachers have the potential to play important roles in addressing such risk. This study utilized semi-structured interviews with six intermediate/secondary teachers in Newfoundland concerning their experiences of working with a student who had returned to the classroom after…

  8. Student Heterogeneity and Diversity at Catholic Colleges

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    Elliott, Diane Cardenas

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine structural diversity at Catholic colleges; more specifically, the variation in the student body diversity characteristics of a sample of freshman students matriculated at Catholic colleges. For the purpose of this article, diversity characteristics include background characteristics associated with student

  9. Do College Student Surveys Have Any Validity?

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    Porter, Stephen R.

    2011-01-01

    Using standards established for validation research, I review the theory and evidence underlying the validity argument of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). I use the NSSE because it is the preeminent survey of college students, arguing that if it lacks validity, then so do almost all other college student surveys. I find that it…

  10. Living Arrangement of College Students: October 1976.

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    Current Population Reports: Population Characteristics, 1979

    1979-01-01

    Living arrangements of college students from 1958 to 1976 are examined through statistics compiled in one of the Census Bureau's "Current Population Reports." It is noted that changes in the characteristics of college students during the 1970's have resulted in changes in the students' living arrangements. Major shifts between 1958 and 1976 in the…

  11. Community College Student Retention: Student Characteristics and Withdrawal Reasons.

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    Zhai, Lijuan; Monzon, Rey

    This study examined the profile of community college dropouts, in an attempt to identify how this cohort differs from university-level dropouts and to identify reasons for community college students' withdrawal from school. The authors argue that the profile of a typical community college student--a person who has a full- or part-time job, lives…

  12. Striving to help college students with mental health issues.

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    Cook, Linda J

    2007-04-01

    Mental health problems in the college population appear to be increasing in number and severity. University counseling services are limited in the number of counselors they can hire to meet the increasing demands. In addition, it is believed that many students do not actually seek much-needed counseling services due to lack of knowledge about mental health problems or services, stigma, or denial of the severity of the problem. Left unrecognized and untreated, mental health problems may lead to students dropping out or failing out of college, attempting or committing suicide, or engaging in other risky, dangerous behaviors that may result in serious injury, disability, or death. Mental health nursing faculty can help address this problem on college campuses by offering courses on mental health issues and skills, becoming involved with NAMI-on-Campus groups, and seeking grant opportunities that can be used to help develop and enhance services for the college community. Information about how to establish a NAMI-on-Campus group can be obtained by accessing http://www.namioncampus.org or http://www.nami.org. PMID:17477328

  13. Fighting the Suicide Spirit

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    Pember, Mary Annette

    2010-01-01

    Tribal colleges are at the forefront of a communitywide effort to combat suicide with culturally relevant methods. The Wiconi Ohitika project is one of several tribal college and mainstream university efforts to address the high rates of suicide among American Indians. According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide

  14. Depressed College Students and Tricyclic Antidepressant Therapy.

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    Brown, Ben Maurice

    1978-01-01

    Depressed college students representing several distinct diagnostic groups were studied. Evidence indicates that patients with depressive neurosis show optimal treatment outcomes following tricyclic antidepressant therapy. (JMF)

  15. Suicide Management Plan--Post Suicide Response.

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    Imhoff, Robert; Royster, Sharon

    This document contains a suicide management plan developed specifically for colleges. The suicide management plan described includes pre-planning, immediate response to the event, press releases, college staff jobs, college responses (such as memorials or scholarships), interaction with the family, and staff counseling. The plan is presented as a…

  16. Institutionalizing College Networks for Student Success.

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    Calder, William B.; Gordon, William

    1999-01-01

    Explores concepts of college "networking" in the context of improving student retention and success, including student-to-student networks, faculty-to-faculty networks, faculty-to-student networks, institution-to-student networks, institution-to-faculty/staff networks, and institution-to-local community networks. Considers the need to address…

  17. Longitudinal association of suicidal ideation and physical dating violence among high school students.

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    Nahapetyan, Lusine; Orpinas, Pamela; Song, Xiao; Holland, Kristin

    2014-04-01

    Two salient problems in adolescent development are dating violence and suicidal ideation. Theory and empirical research have supported their association in primarily cross-sectional studies. The purpose of this study is to examine the longitudinal association between physical dating violence and suicidal ideation (thoughts or plans) in a cohort of students evaluated annually from Grades 9 to 12. The sample consisted of 556 random-selected students (50.2 % males; 47.5 % White, 37.8 % Black, 11.2 % Latino) who reported dating at least once during the four assessments. Self-reported frequency of suicidal ideation, dating, and physical dating violence perpetration and victimization were assessed each spring from ninth to twelfth grade. We used generalized estimating equations modeling to predict the effects of sex, race, school grade, and physical dating perpetration and victimization on suicidal ideation. Cumulatively, one-fourth of the sample reported suicidal ideation at least once by the end of Grade 12, and approximately half reported physical dating violence. Female gender (OR = 1.7, p = 0.02), physical dating perpetration (OR = 1.54, p = 0.048), physical dating victimization (OR = 2.03, p < 0.001), and being in grades 9-11 versus 12 in high school (OR = 1.83, p = 0.004) were significant predictors of suicidal ideation. Race was not a significant predictor among adolescents in this sample. This longitudinal study highlights the detrimental emotional effect of physical dating violence perpetration and victimization among high school students. It is important that suicide prevention programs incorporate physical dating violence education and prevention strategies starting early in high school. PMID:23996215

  18. Evaluation of anxiety, depression and suicidal intent in undergraduate dental students: A cross-sectional study

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    Bathla, Manish; Singh, Manpreet; Kulhara, Paramanand; Chandna, Shalu; Aneja, Jitender

    2015-01-01

    Background: There is an increasing amount of stress in undergraduate dental students leading to anxiety, depression, and suicidal attempts/suicide. Aims: This study aims to evaluate anxiety, depression and suicidal intent in undergraduate dental students and to find out the various areas of stress. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire (to assess academic and nonacademic areas of stress) and three scales-Hamilton scale for anxiety (HAM-A); Hamilton depression rating scale (HDRS) and Beck's Suicide Intent Scale (BSI). Descriptive statistics; Pearson's Chi-square test; Multiple ANOVA; Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney test were used to analyze the data at the significant level of P ? 0.05. Results: In a total of 258 dental undergraduate students, academic areas of stress that were found to be statistically significant were long teaching hours (P = 0.002); high workload (P ? 0.001); frequency of tests (P ? 0.001) and competition/fear of failure (P = 0.009). Lack of interest in the profession was a statistically significant nonacademic area for stress (P ? 0.001). The students of first and final year reported higher anxiety (HAM-A 13.93 ± 6.908 and 16.44 ± 7.637 respectively) and depression (HDRS 14.29 ± 6.302 and 14.22 ± 5.422); whereas suicidal intent was reported almost the same throughout the study sample (BSI 5.65 ± 5.465). Conclusion: An increasing level of anxiety, depression and suicidal intent due to various stressors in undergraduate dental students indicate a need to modify current education system and timely help to have psychological healthy dental professionals in future.

  19. Psychological Factors in Community College Student Retention

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    Luke, Chad; Redekop, Frederick; Burgin, Chris

    2015-01-01

    This study explored psychological factors in the context of a community college population purported to impact decisions to remain in college from one semester to another. Researchers examined results from 1191 responses from students attending a community college in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The study further explored the predictive power…

  20. Evaluating College Student Interest in Pet Therapy

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    Kathleen N. Adamle; Tracy A. Riley; Tracey Carlson

    2009-01-01

    The first year of college can be extremely stressful, especially for students residing on campus. Objective: The authors obtained information from college freshmen about their relationships with pets and investigated interest in a pet therapy program as social support for transient stressful periods. Participants: As part of a university orientation program, 246 college freshman attended 1 of 5 health issues

  1. Adjustment to College in Students With ADHD

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    David L. Rabiner; Arthur D. Anastopoulos; Jane Costello; Rick H. Hoyle; H. Scott Swartzwelder

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To examine college adjustment in students reporting an ADHD diagnosis and the effect of medication treatment on students' adjustment. Method: 1,648 first-semester freshmen attending a public and a private university completed a Web-based survey to examine their adjustment to college. Results: Compared with 200 randomly selected control students, 68 students with ADHD reported more academic concerns and depressive symptoms.

  2. College Student Self-Care Diary.

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    Greenberg, Jerrold S.; Dintiman, George B.

    The purpose of this docoment is to help college students maintain health by keeping a weekly diary of health related behaviors including diet, exercise, and stress levels. In addition each weekly entry presents a self-care tip for health improvement. Discussions of the college student and health, health and lifestyle, instructions on use of the…

  3. Social Support and Depression among College Students.

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    Scovel, Martha; Rich, Alexander

    Entrance into college is considered a stressful experience, with many students experiencing depression and maladjustment. A longitudinal study was conducted to investigate three major models of depression among college students, i.e., the life events model, the cognitive-attributional model, and the social support model. Subjects were 134 freshmen…

  4. San Joaquin Delta College Student Athlete Study.

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    Lewis, Merrilee R.; Marcopulos, Ernest

    In spring 1988, a study was conducted of students who participated in college athletics at San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) between 1983-84 and 1987-88. Data collected on each student athlete included ethnicity, sport, place of residence, initial and current reading level, total grade point average (GPA), GPA in athletics and physical education…

  5. Marketing Student Services in a Community College.

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    Culp, Marguerite McGann

    This paper applies business marketing principles to college student services, introduces a model for measuring the life cycle of a service, outlines strategic planning procedures, and describes the implementation of a comprehensive student service marketing program at Seminole Community College in Florida. An overview of marketing defines…

  6. College Students' Media Habits: A Pilot Study.

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    Kamalipour, Yahya R.; Robinson, William L.; Nortman, Michael L.

    A study investigated the level of undergraduate college students' involvement with the electronic media (radio, television, movies, music) and print media (books, newspapers, magazines) as it relates to both study and leisure activities. During the 1992-94 academic years, 5100 questionnaires were distributed to college students across the United…

  7. Issues in Counseling Immigrant College Students.

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    Brilliant, Judith Jay

    2000-01-01

    Asserts that counseling intervention is essential to enable immigrant students to cope with the stresses of immigration and the effects of those stress on their college performance. Developing English language fluency is accompanied by other adjustment issues. States that college counselors can facilitate both students' adjustment and the…

  8. College Students' Understanding of Atmospheric Ozone Formation

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    Howard, Kristen E.; Brown, Shane A.; Chung, Serena H.; Jobson, B. Thomas; VanReken, Timothy M.

    2013-01-01

    Research has shown that high school and college students have a lack of conceptual understanding of global warming, ozone, and the greenhouse effect. Most research in this area used survey methodologies and did not include concepts of atmospheric chemistry and ozone formation. This study investigates college students' understandings of atmospheric…

  9. College Students and Awareness of Food Safety

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    McArthur, Laura H.; Holbert, Donald; Forsythe, William A., III

    2007-01-01

    Microbial foodborne illnesses are a public health problem in the United States. Americans are patronizing restaurants three or more times a week and college students are frequently employed in food service; therefore, this study assessed compliance with and awareness of food safety recommendations among 460 college students. Compliance was…

  10. School Bullying and Suicidal Risk in Korean Middle School Students

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    Young Shin Kim; Yun-Joo Koh; Bennett Leventhal

    2005-01-01

    ABSTRACT. Objective. Being a victim or a perpetra- tor of school bullying, the most common type of school violence, has been frequently associated with a broad spectrum of behavioral, emotional, and social problems. In a Korean middle school community sample, this study specifically investigated the prevalence of suicidal ide- ations and behaviors in victims, perpetrators, and victim- perpetrators of school

  11. Student Input in College Decision Making

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    Schwartz, Celeste M.; Craig, Emory M.; Trzeciak, Jeff; Little, Julie K.; Diaz, Veronica

    2008-01-01

    Engaging students in making decisions, especially those that directly impact student life, benefits the institution and the students themselves. Students are often asked to evaluate faculty, courses, campus services, and their overall college experience, but their opinions are more rarely solicited for input about new institutional initiatives.…

  12. Teacher Greetings Increase College Students' Test Scores

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    Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio; Alexander, Ralph; Stewart, Megan

    2009-01-01

    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 students and in-class test performance. Students in introductory psychology who received teachers'…

  13. College Student Success: A Qualitative Modeling Approach

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    Wirth, Ralph Mario; Padilla, Raymond V.

    2008-01-01

    This qualitative study highlighted student perspectives on barriers to success at a community college located in a south Texas city. The study examined barriers to student success, the knowledge that successful students possess to overcome the barriers, and the actions that successful students undertake to overcome the barriers. Padilla's (2004)…

  14. Prospective Study on Suicidal Ideation Among Japanese Undergraduate Students: Correlation with Stressful Life Events, Depression, and Depressogenic Cognitive Patterns

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    Hidetoshi Hiramura; Masahiro Shono; Nao Tanaka; Toshiaki Nagata; Toshinori Kitamura

    2008-01-01

    The present study examines the effects of stressful life events, depression, and depressogenic cognitive patterns on suicidal ideation in 500 Japanese undergraduate students. The above factors were assessed at baseline (T1) and two weeks later (T3). At T1, structural equation modeling confirmed that (1) cognitive patterns and depression, but not stressful life events, influence suicidal ideation, and (2) cognitive patterns

  15. Faculty and Student Views of College Student Smokers.

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    Authier, Charlene; Hodges, Jilda; Srebro, Karen; Chambliss, Catherine

    Seventy-two nonsmoker and four smoker college faculty/staff members and 160 nonsmoker and 52 smoker college students from a small liberal arts college in a suburban area in the Northeast United States completed a 15-item survey concerning views of smoking. Participants were asked to rate "when you watch someone else smoke, how do they appear?" on…

  16. Associations Between Suicidal High School Students’ Help-Seeking and Their Attitudes and Perceptions of Social Environment

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    Schmeelk-Cone, Karen; Gunzler, Douglas; Petrova, Mariya; Goldston, David B.; Tu, Xin; Wyman, Peter A.

    2012-01-01

    Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents, many of whom fail to disclose suicide concerns to adults who might help. This study examined patterns and predictors of help-seeking behavior among adolescents who seriously considered suicide in the past year. 2,737 students (50.9 % female, 46.9 % male; racial distribution 79.5 % Caucasian, 11.9 % Hispanic/Latino, and 3.6 % Black/African-American) from 12 high schools in rural/underserviced communities were surveyed to assess serious suicide ideation (SI) in the past year, disclosure of SI to adults and peers, attempts to get help, attitudes about help-seeking, perceptions of school engagement, and coping support. Help-seeking was defined as both disclosing SI to an adult and perceiving oneself as seeking help. The relationship between adolescents’ help-seeking disclosure and (1) help-seeking attitudes and (2) perceptions of social resources was examined among suicidal help-seeking youth, suicidal non-help-seeking youth, and non-suicidal youth. Of the 381 (14 %) students reporting SI, only 23 % told an adult, 29 % sought adult help, and 15 % did both. Suicidal help-seekers were similar to non-suicidal peers on all measures of help-seeking attitudes and social environment perceptions. Positive attitudes about help-seeking from adults at school, perceptions that adults would respond to suicide concerns, willingness to overcome peer secrecy requests, and greater coping support and engagement with the school were associated with students’ increased disclosure of SI and help-seeking. This study supports prevention strategies that change student norms, attitudes and social environments to promote help-seeking among adolescents with SI. Promising intervention targets include increasing students’ perceptions of the availability and capability of adults to help them, and strengthening students’ understanding of how existing resources can help them cope. PMID:22562217

  17. College Students with Disabilities: A Student Development Perspective

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    Hadley, Wanda M.

    2011-01-01

    High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…

  18. Community College Student Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis

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    Katz, Daniel Seth; Davison, Karen

    2014-01-01

    This study explores community college student mental health by comparing the responses of California community college and traditional university students on the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II). Using MANOVA, we compared community college and traditional university students, examining…

  19. Why do students join the Honors College? The Honors College is like a small liberal arts college nestled

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    awards support undergraduate research, study abroad, and civic engagement. Honors College students;Admissions and Campus Visits Students admitted to UIC--incoming freshmen, transfer students, or currently.uic.edu/honors Undergraduate Research Honors College students

  20. Greek College Students and Psychopathology: New Insights

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    Kontoangelos, Konstantinos; Tsiori, Sofia; Koundi, Kalliopi; Pappa, Xenia; Sakkas, Pavlos; Papageorgiou, Charalambos C.

    2015-01-01

    Background: College students’ mental health problems include depression, anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and obsessive compulsive thoughts. Aims: To investigate Greek college students’ psychopathology. Methods: During the initial evaluation, 638 college students were assessed through the following psychometric questionnaires: (a) Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ); (b) The Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90); (c) The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); (d) State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Results: State anxiety and trait anxiety were correlated, to a statistically significant degree, with the family status of the students (p = 0.024) and the past visits to the psychiatrist (p = 0.039) respectively. The subscale of psychoticism is significantly related with the students’ origin, school, family status and semester. The subscale of neuroticism is significantly related with the students’ school. The subscale of extraversion is significantly related with the students’ family psychiatric history. Students, whose place of origin is Attica, have on average higher scores in somatization, phobic anxiety and paranoid ideation than the other students. Students from abroad have, on average, higher scores in interpersonal sensitivity and psychoticism than students who hail from other parts of Greece. The majority of the students (79.7%) do not suffer from depression, according to the Beck’s depression inventory scale. Conclusions: Anxiety, somatization, personality traits and depression are related with the studentscollege life. PMID:25938913

  1. College students' use of widely advertised medications

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    Lydia J. Burak; Amy Damico

    2000-01-01

    The authors describe college and university students' use of widely advertised pharmaceutical products. Four hundred seventy-one students from three institutions completed self-administered questionnaires that addressed the use of advertised medications, attention to magazine ads for medications, communications with physicians about medications, and the conditions the medications address. Results indicated that the majority of the students used at least one of

  2. Learning effects of CAI on college students

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    Bunny J. Tjaden; C. Dianne Martin

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if college students learn better when using lecture\\/CAI than by using the conventional lecture method, when the material presented is very visually oriented. The subjects consisted of 28 students enrolled in a freshman level computer science course that is required for their major. Students were randomly assigned to one of two groups.

  3. The Student and the Community College Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    This article focuses on the cognitive development of community college students. According to the article, a student can develop higher levels of cognitive reasoning through curricular activities that include problem solving, analytic thinking, and synthesizing exercises. In problem solving, students first identify and define a problem, then…

  4. Mt. San Jacinto College Student Equity Plan.

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    Baylard, Dana Reece; And Others

    Intended to assure equal access of historically underrepresented and ethnic minority students while maintaining excellence in academic standards, Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC), in California, developed this student equity plan. An executive summary reviews state legislation mandating the development of student equity plans, the goals and…

  5. Student Development in Urban Commuter Colleges.

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    Creamer, Don G.

    A conceptual view of student development and the milieu of an urban commuter college are discussed. Student development is defined as the application of human development theory, principles, and concepts in an educational setting to identify the forms of development in students to which the institution is willing and able to commit its resources.…

  6. College Students' Perceptions of Campus Sustainability

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    Emanuel, Richard; Adams, J. N.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain whether or not there are differences between college students in Alabama and Hawaii based on three questions: are students concerned about the present/future? What do students know about sustainability? Who is responsible for sustainability? Design/methodology/approach: Two approaches were used to…

  7. Community College Student Performance in Florida Universities.

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    Florida State Community Coll. Coordinating Board, Tallahassee.

    The Fall 1979 grade point averages (GPA's) of students enrolled in the upper divisions of Florida's universities were obtained and analyzed to: (1) determine how well community college transfer students with an associate degree (AA) performed at the university; (2) ascertain how well transfer students without an AA performed; and (3) compare the…

  8. Food Safety Tips for College Students

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    US Department of Agriculture, 2005

    2005-01-01

    When students pack up for college, they take along the basics-- TV, laptop, MP3 player, and cell phone. Many students will arrive at school with a microwave oven, tabletop grill, mini fridge, and toaster oven in tow. Most students, however, don't know there are food safety considerations when cooking with these appliances. The USDA Meat and…

  9. Sex of child preferences among college students

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    William S. Pooler

    1991-01-01

    In both 1985 and 1988, college student preferences for the sex of an only child were examined using social surveys. For both years, it was found that male students strongly prefer a male child, but that female students moderately prefer a female child. Gender of respondent accounted for most of the sex preference difference. The sex role attitude of agreement

  10. Two colleges assessing fuel surcharges to students

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    Colby, L

    1980-03-24

    Students may have to pay fuel surcharges as a separate fee at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) and Pine Manor College (Boston) as a way to set tuition fees nine months in advance and still protect the colleges from the impact of rising energy costs. Whether the colleges should use this strategy to keep tuition costs down or incorporate higher energy costs in the tuition is still open to question. Both schools have major energy conservation programs. (DCK)

  11. Minor Hassles in Community College Student Life

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    Ryan, Tracey E.

    2009-01-01

    Over the past several decades, academic stress--the pressures, frustrations and hassles associated with all aspects of college life--has gained increased attention in the literature. In this grant-funded study, a group of 161 students at an urban Northeastern community college took a comprehensive survey. The survey included questions about their…

  12. Perspectives of College Students with Asperger's Syndrome

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    Cullen, Jennifer A.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the perspectives of college students with Asperger's syndrome (AS) concerning their primary social needs, and their experiences of how those social needs are met at the higher education level. Individuals with AS who were enrolled in or had completed at least one semester of an undergraduate program, or graduated from a college

  13. How College Students Spend Their Time Communicating

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    Emanuel, Richard; Adams, Jim; Baker, Kim; Daufin, E. K.; Ellington, Coke; Fitts, Elizabeth; Himsel, Jonathan; Holladay, Linda; Okeowo, David

    2008-01-01

    This study sought to assess how college students spend their time communicating and what impact, if any, communications devices may be having on how that time is spent. Undergraduates (N = 696) at four southeastern colleges were surveyed. Results revealed that listening comprises 55.4% of the total average communication day followed by reading…

  14. Personality Traits and College Student Reading Skills.

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    Larsen, J.; And Others

    This document is concerned with studies of the possible relationship between the college reader and his personality traits. The results of the three studies reported gave evidence that there was a relationship between personality types and college reading skills. Intuitive and introverted personality types were better readers. When students were…

  15. Keeping Students in College: What's Working?

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    Meyers, G. Bruce

    1997-01-01

    The 1996 RETAIN (Retention in Education for Today's American Indian Nations) Conference addressed the low number of Native Americans enrolled in higher education and highlighted successful Native American retention and academic support models. Lists important features in a college program and questions that students should ask about college

  16. College Students' Misconceptions about Evolutionary Trees

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    Meir, Eli; Perry, Judy; Herron, Jon C.; Kingsolver, Joel

    2007-01-01

    Evolution is at the center of the biological sciences and is therefore a required topic for virtually every college biology student. Over the past year, the authors have been building a new simulation software package called EvoBeaker to teach college-level evolutionary biology through simulated experiments. They have built both micro and…

  17. Substance Use in College Students with ADHD

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    Rooney, Mary; Chronis-Tuscano, Andrea; Yoon, Yesel

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The college years represent a developmental transition during which the initiation and escalation of heavy drinking set the stage for lifelong difficulties with alcohol and other drugs. Evidence from studies of adolescents and young adults with ADHD suggests that college students with the disorder may be uniquely vulnerable to alcohol-…

  18. Correlates of Eating Disorders in College Students.

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    McCanne, Lynn P. Fisher

    Recent research indicates that a significant number of college-age women suffer from bulimarexia (also called the gorging-purging syndrome, the binge-purge cycle, bulimia or bulimia nervosa). To examine the relationship of three personality variables (anxiety, assertiveness, and locus of control) to eating disorders, 46 college students

  19. Some Colleges Provide Success Coaches for Students

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    Farrell, Elizabeth F.

    2007-01-01

    The road to a college degree is often littered with potholes of self-doubt, and sometimes those are deep enough to discourage even the most ambitious students. If the transition from high school to college were easy, the average six-year graduation rate at four-year institutions in the United States would probably be higher than 63 percent. To…

  20. Some Colleges Provide Success Coaches for Students

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    Farrell, Elizabeth F.

    2007-01-01

    The road to a college degree is often littered with potholes of self-doubt, and sometimes those are deep enough to discourage even the most ambitious students. If the transition from high school to college were easy, the average six-year graduation rate at four-year institutions in the U.S. would probably be higher than 63%. To improve those…

  1. Risky behavior of adolescent college students.

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    Ahern, Nancy R

    2009-04-01

    Nurses who provide care to adolescent college students are challenged to meet their diverse health care needs. Recent national survey data on American college students indicate that many participate in risky behaviors, which can have detrimental effects on their physical and psychosocial health. These data also reveal that college students rank health educators and health center medical staff as the most believable sources of health-related information. Thus, nurses are in key positions to screen for and educate about stress, coping styles, and mental health issues. In addition to decreasing barriers to access, nurses can inform students on the kinds of resources available and their locations. This article also describes interventions that may be effective on college campuses for the reduction of risks and the promotion of positive coping and health outcomes in this population. PMID:19437928

  2. New Year's Resolutions for College ParentsNew Year's Resolutions for College Parents And Their College StudentsAnd Their College Students

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    New Year's Resolutions for College ParentsNew Year's Resolutions for College Parents­­ And Their College StudentsAnd Their College Students In this issue: Important Dates: All Month NKU Men's & Women 10--16 Final Exams December 12 Winter Intersession tuition due December 17 9am

  3. College Student Notions of Computer Science

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    Ruslanov, Anatole D.; Yolevich, Andrew P.

    2011-08-01

    Two surveys of college students were conducted to study the students' perceptions and knowledge of computer science as a profession and as a career. Ignorance of the field was consistently observed in both samples. Students with an aptitude for computing tend to blame their high schools, media, and society for their lack of knowledge. These findings suggest that high school students need to be provided with a more balanced perspective on computing.

  4. Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Youth-Adult Relationships, and Suicide Attempts Among High School Students in Underserved Communities

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    Pisani, Anthony R.; Wyman, Peter A.; Petrova, Mariya; Schmeelk-Cone, Karen; Goldston, David B.; Xia, Yinglin; Gould, Madelyn S.

    2013-01-01

    To develop and refine interventions to prevent youth suicide, knowledge is needed about specific processes that reduce risk at a population level. Using a cross-sectional design, the present study tested hypotheses regarding associations between self-reported suicide attempts, emotion regulation difficulties, and positive youth-adult relationships among 7,978 high-school students (48.6% male, 49.9% female) in 30 high schools from predominantly rural, low-income communities. 683 students (8.6%) reported a past-year suicide attempt. Emotion regulation difficulties and a lack of trusted adults at home and school were associated with increased risk for making a past-year suicide attempt, above and beyond the effects of depressive symptoms and demographic factors. The association between emotion regulation difficulties and suicide attempts was modestly lower among students who perceived themselves as having higher levels of trusted adults in the family, consistent with a protective effect. Having a trusted adult in the community (outside of school and family) was associated with fewer suicide attempts in models that controlled only for demographic covariates, but not when taking symptoms of depression into account. These findings point to adolescent emotion regulation and relationships with trusted adults as complementary targets for suicide prevention that merit further intervention studies. Reaching these targets in a broad population of adolescents will require new delivery systems and “option rich” intervention designs. PMID:23666604

  5. Are Students Ready for College? What Student Engagement Data Say

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    McCarthy, Martha; Kuh, George D.

    2006-01-01

    How realistic are high school students' educational aspirations? Reviewing the findings of the High School Survey of Student Engagement, Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Kuh note a troubling mismatch between the academic habits of many high school students and what will be expected of them in college. (Contains 1 figure and 19 endnotes.)

  6. Retention of Community College Students: Related Student and Institutional Characteristics

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    Craig, Alfred J.; Ward, Cynthia V. L.

    2008-01-01

    Public community colleges were established to improve access to higher education. However, access for all often results in low student retention and in the loss of effort, time, and money for students and institutions. This institutional specific retention study, which examined student factors, both demographic and academic, and institutional…

  7. Athletic Identity of Community College Student Athletes: Issues for Counseling

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    Daniel B. Kissinger; Richard Newman; Michael T. Miller; Daniel P. Nadler

    2011-01-01

    Community college student athletes are unique in their setting in the world of college student athletes. Many compete for the love of their sport, while others have aspirations for transferring to major colleges to continue their participation. The current study made use of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale with a sample of nearly 400 community college student athletes to begin

  8. Supporting High School Students in the Transition to College

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    Spence, Kate; Barnett, Elisabeth

    2006-01-01

    To help the Middle College National Consortium to learn about students' perspectives on the transition to college, the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST) conducted two focus groups with 13th grade students at two Middle College-Early College high schools. There was consensus by the students in the focus…

  9. Perceptions of Youth Suicide in California.

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    Nelson, Franklyn L.; And Others

    Suicide among young people has increased significantly over the past 25 years, and is now the third leading cause of death among young persons 15 to 24 years of age and the second leading cause of death among college students. In California this serious problem was recently addressed through the implementation in 1986 of a 5 year state funded…

  10. Students' Persistence in a Community College Setting

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    Kingsley, Edna L.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the perceptions of second-year community college students regarding barriers to education completion based on Padilla's (1998) Local Model of Minority Student Success. These barriers include: (a) discontinuity, (b) lack of nurturing, (c) lack of presence, and (d) lack of resources. This study will…

  11. Student Outcomes Study. Olympic College Program Review.

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    Langan, A. Bud; Keeler, Laura

    A follow-up study was conducted of students who had attended Olympic College (OC), in Washington, in fall 1990. A questionnaire was sent to a stratified random sample of 647 students, 3 years after their 1990 enrollment. A total of 390 responses were received for a 60.3% response rate. Respondents were divided into the following four groups, based…

  12. College Students' Attitudes regarding Infant Feeding Practices

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    Bomba, Anne K.; Chang, Yunhee; Knight, Kathy B.; Tidwell, Diane K.; Wachter, Kathy; Endo, Seiji; West, Charles K.

    2009-01-01

    This study investigated the attitudes of college students toward various infant feeding practices using a questionnaire created by the authors on the basis of a review of the literature. Five hundred ten students enrolled at the University of Mississippi took part in the study. Findings indicated that respondents believed both high school and…

  13. Decision-Making Strategies for College Students

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    Morey, Janis T.; Dansereau, Donald F.

    2010-01-01

    College students' decision making is often less than optimal and sometimes leads to negative consequences. The effectiveness of two strategies for improving student decision making--node-link mapping and social perspective taking (SPT)--are examined. Participants using SPT were significantly better able to evaluate decision options and develop…

  14. Redesigning Mathematics Curriculum for Underprepared College Students

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    Marva S. Lucas; Nancy J. McCormick

    2007-01-01

    While developing strategies to meet the needs of underprepared students, public colleges and universities across the nation are being faced with directives, often stemming from public viewpoint, state legislatures, and\\/or state governing bodies of higher education systems, to modify existing university programs in an effort to decrease the cost of serving incoming or first- year students, particularly those programs addressing

  15. The College of Science & Engineering STUDENT PROJECT

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    The College of Science & Engineering STUDENT PROJECT S H O W C A S E & ALUMNI RECEPTION LIST you for your generous financial support toward the 2014 Student Project Showcase! 9 FIRST PLACES ADJUSTMENT By: Frank Du, Amy Tran, and Dr. Seung Hee Yoo Social Psychology Faculty Advisor: Dr. Seung Hee Yoo

  16. Objecting To Dissection: A College Student's Handbook.

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    National Anti-Vivisection Society, Chicago, IL.

    In a number of states, students from kindergarten through high school have won the right to refuse to dissect or kill animals and the right to substitute an alternative project. This booklet was designed to help college science students take an ethical stand by refusing to participate in dissection exercises. The booklet begins with an overview of…

  17. Reactions of College Students to Speech Disorders.

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    McKinnon, Shauna L.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Reactions of 33 college students to audiotaped speech samples of simulated moderate speech disorder of stuttering, hypernasality, and lateral lisping, as well as normal speech were measured. The students reacted to the speech disorders with a tendency of increased social distance in addition to judgments of lower evaluation, lower…

  18. Modeling Heterogeneity in Students Seeking College Counseling

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    Nordberg, Samuel S.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: A series of four studies explored the heuristic value of a method of grouping students in counseling by the severity of symptoms across eight domains. Method: Participants were over 50,000 college students in counseling, assessed with the CCAPS-62 and -34 as part of routine clinical care. Latent Profile Analysis was used to group…

  19. Teaching Problem Solving to College Students

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    Malouff, John M.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes steps of teaching problem solving to college students and provides examples in the context of a university course. The steps involve (1) identifying the types of problems and types of problem solving methods to be covered, (2) instructing the students in problem-recognition and problem solving methods, along with ways of…

  20. Three scales assessing high school students’ attitudes and perceived norms about seeking adult help for distress and suicide concerns

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    Schmeelk-Cone, Karen; Pisani, Anthony R.; Petrova, Mariya; Wyman, Peter A.

    2011-01-01

    Validated measures that can be administered to school populations are needed to advance knowledge of help-seeking processes and to evaluate suicide prevention programs that target help-seeking. With 6,370 students from 22 high schools, we assessed the psychometric properties of three brief measures: Help-Seeking Acceptability at School, Adult Help for Suicidal Youth, and Reject Codes of Silence. Internal consistency coefficients ranged from 0.64 – 0.84. In support of construct validity, lower scores on each scale were associated with more maladaptive coping norms; and for each one unit increase on each scale, students were one-third to one-half as likely to report suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and elevated depression. PMID:22324773

  1. Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students

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    Boden, Karen

    2011-01-01

    First-generation Latino college students may be characterized as underprepared for college. Research points to low performance on placement tests. However, students may not perceive themselves as academically underprepared for college. This study explored first-generation Latino students' perceptions of their academic preparedness. Seven students

  2. Personal Factors that Influence Deaf College Students' Academic Success

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    Albertini, John A.; Kelly, Ronald R.; Matchett, Mary Karol

    2012-01-01

    Research tells us that academic preparation is key to deaf students' success at college. Yet, that is not the whole story. Many academically prepared students drop out during their first year. This study identified entering deaf college students' personal factors as assessed by their individual responses to both the "Noel-Levitz College Student

  3. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DOCTORAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Date________________

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    Houston, Paul L.

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DOCTORAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Date________________ A request for travel supplements from the College of Engineering can be made only by a doctoral student/01 #12;DOCTORAL STUDENT TRAVEL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 1. Student first requests travel support from

  4. Student Work Issues: Implications for College Transition and Retention.

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    Hey, William; Calderon, Kristine S.; Seabert, Denise

    2003-01-01

    Studied job stress of employed college students and considered the implications of this stress for college life and student retention. Findings for 275 college students at 2 universities show that for some students having a job adds more stress to their lives, increases exhaustion levels, and interferes with school responsibilities. (SLD)

  5. Internet Usage Status among Chinese College Students

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    Yan Li

    2008-01-01

    The study was carried out to determine Internet usage status among Chinese college students and how personal differences impact\\u000a students’ online activities. Quantitative research was employed and the findings were descriptive in nature. Results showed\\u000a that the majority (80%) of participating Zhejiang University (ZJU) students (N=596) currently owned PCs. Averagely, they spent\\u000a 3.11 hrs per day using computer, within which

  6. Weekend College at Lane Community College: A Profile of Student Characteristics.

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    Matsen, Marie

    During academic year 1988-89, a study was conducted at Lane Community College (LCC) to develop a profile of the students taking credit courses in the college's new Weekend College program, and to compare these students with other LCC students. A survey was administered in class, requesting information on students' reasons for taking classes at LCC…

  7. Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Vietnamese secondary school students and proposed solutions: a cross-sectional study

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    2013-01-01

    Background There is a rapidly growing public awareness of mental health problems among Vietnamese secondary school students. This study aims to determine the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation, to identify related risk factors, and to explore students’ own proposals for improving their mental health. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1161 secondary students in Can Tho City, Vietnam during September through December, 2011. A structured questionnaire was used to assess anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and proposed solutions. Depression was measured using the Center for Epidemiology Studies Depression Scale. Results The prevalence estimates of symptoms reaching a threshold comparable to a diagnosis of anxiety and depression were 22.8% and 41.1%, respectively. Suicide had been seriously considered by 26.3% of the students, while 12.9% had made a suicide plan and 3.8% had attempted suicide. Major risk factors related to anxiety and depression were physical or emotional abuse by the family, and high educational stress. As proposed solutions, nearly 80% of students suggested that the academic workload should be reduced and that confidential counselors should be appointed at schools. About half the students stated that the attitudes of their parents and teachers needed to change. A significant majority said that they would visit a website that provided mental health support for students. Conclusions Anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation are common among Vietnamese secondary school students. There are strong associations with physical and emotional abuse in the family and high educational stress. Academic curricula and attitudes of parents and teachers need to be changed from a punitive to a more supportive approach to reduce the risk of poor mental health. An internet-based mental health intervention could be a feasible and effective first step to improve students’ mental health. PMID:24341792

  8. Student Services Review: Grossmont College Disabled Student Programs and Services.

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    Lee, Mimi; Mueler, Toni

    An overview is provided of the support services and special activities provided by Grossmont College's Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS). Following introductory material on the philosophy and objectives of the DSPS, the report describes the methods used to identify the instructional development and support needs of DSPS students during…

  9. Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors of California Community College Students

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    Trieu, Sang Leng; Bratton, Sally; Marshak, Helen Hopp

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of students from 13 community college campuses in California. Participants: Heterosexual college students, ages 18 to 24, who have had sexual intercourse (N = 4,487). Methods: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) survey was…

  10. More High-Achieving Students Are Choosing Community Colleges First

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    Pluviose, David

    2008-01-01

    Certainly, "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno has nurtured the perception that community colleges are a punishment for underperforming high school students by joking that community colleges aren't "real colleges." This article shows that this perception belies the reality that contemporary community colleges serve students seeking trade skills but also…

  11. Rice University: Innovation to Increase Student College Readiness

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    Gigliotti, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    "College readiness" means that a student can enter a college classroom without remediation and successfully complete entry-level college requirements (Conley, 2012). In order for students to be considered college ready, they must acquire skills, content knowledge, and behaviors before leaving high school. Research on high-school performance…

  12. What is Innovative in Community College Student Affairs?

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    Thomas, William G.; Hilts, John W.

    A random survey of 147 U.S. community colleges, of which 37 replied, resulted in a general conclusion that very little that is innovative is taking place in community college student affairs. The survey was conducted as part of a seminar in junior college student personnel services at California State College, Los Angeles. Innovative programs were…

  13. Alternatives to Borrowing: How Colleges Are Helping Students Avoid Debt.

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    Hansen, Janet S.

    1986-01-01

    Many colleges offer creative programs to help students earn money to pay college costs. Many colleges have increased the grant aid but on most campuses, the major available alternative is employment opportunities. Colleges will have to look mostly to themselves in the future when dealing with student loans. (MLW)

  14. First Generation College Student Leadership Potential: A Mixed Methods Analysis

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    Hojan-Clark, Jane M.

    2010-01-01

    This mixed methods research compared the leadership potential of traditionally aged first generation college students to that of college students whose parents are college educated. A college education provides advantages to those who can obtain it (Baum & Payea, 2004; Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005; Education and the Value of Knowledge,…

  15. Chronic Pain in College Students

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    Thomas, Michael; Roy, Ranjan; Cook, Andrew; Marykuca, Steve

    1992-01-01

    A survey of university students confirms earlier studies that found chronic pain fairly common among young adults. Students with chronic pain were similar demographically and psychologically to students with pain of less than 3 months' duration, but were much more likely to use analgesics and alcohol and to report that pain interfered with school work. Treatment implications are discussed. PMID:21221345

  16. Internet gambling in problem gambling college students.

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    Petry, Nancy M; Gonzalez-Ibanez, Angels

    2015-06-01

    Internet gambling is popular in college students and associated with problem gambling behaviors. This study evaluated Internet gambling in 117 students participating in study evaluating brief interventions to reduce gambling; the brief interventions consisted of minimal advice, motivational enhancement therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (1-4 sessions). Compared to their counterparts who did not gamble via the Internet (n = 60), those who reported recent Internet gambling (n = 57) wagered in greater frequencies and amounts and reported missing school more often and more problems with family and anxiety due to gambling. Recent Internet gamblers demonstrated similar reductions in gambling over time and in response to the brief interventions as non-Internet gamblers. These data suggest that Internet gambling is common in problem gambling college students, and students who wager over the Internet can benefit from brief interventions. PMID:24337905

  17. Linguistic Minority Students Go to College: Preparation, Access, and Persistence

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    Kanno, Yasuko, Ed.; Harklau, Linda, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Currently, linguistic minority students--students who speak a language other than English at home--represent 21% of the entire K-12 student population and 11% of the college student population. Bringing together emerging scholarship on the growing number of college-bound linguistic minority students in the K-12 pipeline, this ground-breaking…

  18. Making the Grade: Texas Early College High Schools Prepare Students for College

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    Nodine, Thad

    2011-01-01

    Early college schools are part of a national initiative to align high school and college through a rigorous, college-prep curriculum coupled with high expectations and comprehensive student supports. The schools provide all students with direct experience, preparation, and support in taking college classes through a proficiency-based curriculum…

  19. The Impact of Different Parenting Styles on First-Year College Students' Adaptation to College

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    Smith, Gregory J.

    2006-01-01

    The present study was undertaken to determine the impact of different parenting styles on college students' adaptation to college. During the second week of college, 80 first-year students from two-parent families completed the Tests of Reactions and Adaptations to College, English version and the Parental Authority Questionnaire. Authoritative…

  20. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON STUDENT EMAIL POLICY 1. College use of email

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    COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON STUDENT EMAIL POLICY 1. College use of email Email is considered an official method for communication at the College of Charleston. Official email communications are intended to meet that all students can be accessed through a standardized, college issued email account throughout

  1. Math College-Readiness of Texas Community College Students: A Multi-Year Analysis

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    Abraham, Reni A.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the college-readiness in math of Texas community college students using archival data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Data analyzed were the rate of all first-time in college (FTIC) developmental education students who scored below the Texas college-readiness standards…

  2. An Exploration of the Psychosocial Aspects of Weight among College Students in the College Environment

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    Johnson, Jacqueline G.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to explore the psychosocial aspects of weight and the daily-lived experiences of college students within the college environment. Two research questions guided this qualitative research: (a) How, and in what ways, does perception of weight influence identity development among college students before and during college;…

  3. Race and Ethnic Differences in Hope and Hopelessness as Moderators of the Association between Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Behavior

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    Hirsch, Jameson K.; Visser, Preston L.; Chang, Edward C.; Jeglic, Elizabeth L.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The authors examined trait hope and hopelessness as potential moderators of the association between depressive symptoms and suicidal behavior. Participants: A diverse sample of 372 college students. Methods: Depressive symptoms, hopelessness (Beck Hopelessness Scale), trait hope (Trait Hope Scale), and suicidal behaviors were assessed.…

  4. STUDENT HANDBOOK The Florida State University College of Medicine Student Handbook is published annually by the College of

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    STUDENT HANDBOOK 2013-2014 The Florida State University College of Medicine Student Handbook in this handbook is subject to change. THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE of MEDICINE #12;Revised 8-16-13 Page 2

  5. Colleges Scramble to Help Students Find New Lenders

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    Supiano, Beckie

    2008-01-01

    Recent turbulence in the student-loan business has colleges scrambling to find new loan providers. Financial-aid offices at affected colleges are working hard to get the word out to students. Changes in the loan market have hit community colleges particularly hard because their students tend to have smaller loans and higher default rates than…

  6. Classifying Community Colleges Based on Students' Patterns of Use

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    Bahr, Peter Riley

    2013-01-01

    In this study, I draw on Bahr's ("Research in Higher Education" 51:724-749, 2010; New Directions for Institutional Research S1:33-48, 2011) behavioral typology of first-time community college students to examine college-level variation in students' patterns of use of 105 community colleges in California. I find that students' patterns of use vary…

  7. The Sociology of College Students' Identity Formation

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    Kaufman, Peter

    2014-01-01

    The dominant paradigm in the literature of college student development reflects a cognitive or psychological bias when considering the effect that college has on students. This chapter offers an alternative perspective by recognizing college as a social process and subsequently examines students' identity formation from a sociological…

  8. A Comparative Analysis of Developmental and Nondevelopmental Community College Students.

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    Kraska, Marie F.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Compares the grade point averages (GPA's) in mathematics and English of community college freshmen who completed developmental courses with those of students who took no remedial courses. Developmental students had significantly higher GPA's in college-level math than non-developmental students, and somewhat higher GPA's in college-level English.…

  9. College students' social anxiety associated with stress and mental health

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    Shi Kan; Jiang Nan; Chen Xuefeng; Wang Zhen; Gao Jing; Hu Weipeng

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To explore the mediator effects of social anxiety on college students' life stress and mental health. METHODS: 1430 college students were tested by revised Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Check List (ASLEO), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12) and social anxiety scale chose from Self Consciousness Scale. RESUTL AND ANALYSIS: The college students' stressors were related to social anxiety and mental health.

  10. Understanding the Atheist College Student: A Qualitative Examination

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    Mueller, John A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine and understand atheist college students' views on faith and how they experience the college campus as a result. I conducted interviews with 16 undergraduate and graduate self-identified atheist college students. Students discussed losing faith and transitioning to atheism; making meaning of life, death, and…

  11. Validation of an Instrument to Measure Community College Student Satisfaction

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    Zhai, Lijuan

    2012-01-01

    This article reports the development and validation of a survey instrument to measure community college students' satisfaction with their educational experiences. The initial survey included 95 questions addressing community college student experiences. Data were collected from 558 community college students during spring of 2001. An exploratory…

  12. Patterns of Drug Use Among College Students. A Preliminary Report.

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    Mizner, George L.; And Others

    Initial data from a survey of drug usage among college students was presented. A large-scale effort was made to produce reliable figures on: (1) drug use patterns; (2) attitudes toward drug use; and (3) incidence of drug use among college students. Questionnaires were answered by 26,000 college students from the Denver-Boulder area, who were…

  13. Test Anxiety and College Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Will; Foels, Patricia A.

    2014-01-01

    Test anxiety was examined in college students with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results indicated that, relative to college students without ADHD, college students with ADHD reported higher total test anxiety as well as specific aspects of test anxiety, including worry (i.e., cognitive aspects of test anxiety) and…

  14. Gender Related Attitudes towards Eating and Health among College Students.

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    Papini, Dennis R.; Lloyd, Paul J.

    Heightened concern about eating behavior has been expressed in recent surveys of high school and college students. There have been increased requests for treatment of eating disorders among college students and many colleges have developed programs that provide treatment for students afflicted with an eating disorder. The Eating Disorder Inventory…

  15. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders in College Students

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    Borsari, Brian; Read, Jennifer P.; Campbell, James F.

    2008-01-01

    Research indicates that many college students report posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or substance use disorder (SUD), yet there has been scant attention paid to the co-occurrence of these disorders in college students. This review examines the co-occurrence of PTSD and SUD in college students. Recommendations for counseling centers are…

  16. Choosing a College: Student Voices

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    Mooney, Carolyn

    2007-01-01

    Young adults applying to college these days are bombarded with information--from the institutions themselves, from well-meaning relatives and friends, from high-school counselors, from directories and news-media reports, and from a cottage industry that has spawned consultants, test-prep centers, and special Web sites. At the same time, they need…

  17. Reaching First Year College Students

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    Mary Kate Boyd-Byrnes; Dona McDermott

    2007-01-01

    In light of the new emphasis on information literacy, this research updates previous studies and explores current practices in first year library instruction and programming. Academic librarians are reaching out to freshmen seminar programs, first year orientations, Introduction to College courses, and English composition courses to integrate information-literacy instruction into the curriculum of these programs. This study will examine how

  18. College of Charleston Student Handbook

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    in an alcohol risk reduction program and/or assessment at Counseling and Substance Abuse Services. Fees at Counseling and Substance Abuse Services or through an off-campus provider. Fees will be charged. Failure re-admission to the College dependent on successful completion of a pre- approved substance abuse

  19. Cultural Literacy for College Students

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    Reedy, Jeremiah

    2007-01-01

    An article by Lois Roman, which appeared in the December 25, 2005 issue of the "Washington Post" under the title "Literacy of College Graduates Is on Decline: Survey's Finding of a Drop in Reading Proficiency Is Inexplicable," gives the results of a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. According to the story "Only 31…

  20. Critical Junctures in Community College Student Progress

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    Michalowski, Sam

    2010-01-01

    Existing research demonstrates a strong relationship between the prevalence of irregular enrollment patterns among community college students and their low rates of degree attainment (Adelman 2006; Bahr 2009; Berkner et al. 2000; Goldrick-Rab 2004, 2007; Horn and Nevill 2006). However, very little is known about the features and processes that…

  1. The Price of College Shaping Students' Choices.

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    Change, 1986

    1986-01-01

    College costs, methods of payment, and how the pressure to make money may be shaping enrollment patterns are reviewed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. There is some evidence that students who take sizable loans may major in such fields as business, engineering, and allied health, which offer higher salaries. (MLW)

  2. Characteristics Shaping College Student Organizational Citizenship Behavior

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    LeBlanc, Cary J.

    2014-01-01

    This study explored the concept of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) in relation to undergraduate college students. The extensive research on OCB within traditional work environments indicates that while workers who demonstrate OCB usually receive more favorable performance evaluations, those behaviors also help build community and culture…

  3. Learning Effects of CAI on College Students.

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    Tjaden, Bunny J.; Martin, C. Dianne

    1995-01-01

    Determined if college students learn better when using lecture/CAI than by using the conventional lecture method to present visually oriented material. Results indicated no significant difference between the test groups in amount of learning; also, it took longer to present examples to the control group than for the treatment group to absorb…

  4. The Determinants of College Student Retention

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    Guerrero, Adam A.

    2010-01-01

    This study attempts to add to the college student dropout literature by examining persistence decisions at private, non-selective university using previously unstudied explanatory variables and advanced econometric methods. Three main contributions are provided. First, proprietary data obtained from a type of university that is underrepresented in…

  5. Getting Inked: Tattoos and College Students

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    Manuel, Laura; Sheehan, Eugene P.

    2007-01-01

    This study explores whether college students with tattoos 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 a tattoo, and participation in risk taking behaviors. Participants completed the Personality…

  6. Obsessional Slowness in College Students: Case Studies

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    Johnson, Aleta

    2014-01-01

    Cases of obsessional slowness, a variant of obsessive compulsive disorder, have been documented in case literature regarding relatively low functioning populations. However, obsessional slowness can also present in higher functioning populations, including college and graduate students, as illustrated here by three case examples from a competitive…

  7. Predictors of College Adjustment among Hispanic Students

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    Yazedjian, Ani; Toews, Michelle L.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to assess personal and interpersonal predictors of college adjustment among a sample of 190 first-year Hispanic students. Specifically, we examined the extent to which personal factors such as self-esteem, acculturation, and ethnic identity and interpersonal factors such as parental education and parental attachment…

  8. Career Identity among Community College Students

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    Stringer, Kate J.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L.

    2014-01-01

    Career identity development is salient in adolescence and young adulthood, but little research has assessed career identity in populations other than four-year college students. Context should be considered when examining career identity, and to address this gap in the literature, the current study examined the extent to which parental support for…

  9. Mood Benefits of Exercise Among College Students

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Mood Benefits of Exercise Among College Students COURTNEY STEVENS ADVISER: REBECCA WARNER #12 Dark green = low healthy range #12;Issues in Exercise Promotion #12;Exercise & mood: a reciprocal relationship Short bouts of exercise yield considerable psychological benefits; improving mood by reducing

  10. Adult Students in the College Classroom.

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    Barker, Thomas S.; Sturdivant, V. Ann; Smith, Howard W., Jr.

    This paper examines what is known (and not known) about adult college students. It reports on a study which compared different age groups in different types of institutions and reviews the research about how adults learn and methodologies for teaching adults. The study compared age distributions at four Texas institutions: the University of North…

  11. Affordable Care Act (ACA) & College Students

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    $ Affordable Care Act (ACA) & College Students Basic Information You Should Know 1. Your Parents Insurance Plan (SHIP) MARKETPLACE Also known as the Marketplace, this is a key feature of the ACA. Shop Insurance? The ACA Penalty Explained Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act mandates that most people

  12. Perceived Parenting Styles on College Students' Optimism

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    Baldwin, Debora R.; McIntyre, Anne; Hardaway, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived parenting styles and levels of optimism in undergraduate college students. Sixty-three participants were administered surveys measuring dispositional optimism and perceived parental Authoritative and Authoritarian styles. Multiple regression analysis revealed that both…

  13. College Students' Responses to Kanakun and Kantaro.

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    Inoue, Fumiko

    1998-01-01

    Japanese learners must acquire three sets of orthographic characters (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji). Computerized programs were developed to facilitate learners' acquisition of Japanese characters and vocabulary items. Surveys of college students in first-, second-, and third-year Japanese courses examined their feelings about the programs. The…

  14. Redesigning Mathematics Curriculum for Underprepared College Students

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    Lucas, Marva S.; McCormick, Nancy J.

    2007-01-01

    While developing strategies to meet the needs of underprepared students, public colleges and universities across the nation are being faced with directives, often stemming from public viewpoint, state legislatures, and/or state governing bodies of higher education systems, to modify existing university programs in an effort to decrease the cost of…

  15. Functions of Marijuana Use in College Students

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    Bates, Julie K.; Accordino, Michael P.; Hewes, Robert L.

    2010-01-01

    Hierarchical regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis that specific functional factors of marijuana use would predict past 30-day marijuana use in 425 college students more precisely than demographic variables alone. This hypothesis was confirmed. Functional factors of personal/physical enhancement as well as activity enhancement were…

  16. Transfer of Elaborative Strategies in College Students

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    Aagaard, Lola; Conner, Timothy W., II; Skidmore, Ronald L.

    2008-01-01

    The use of elaboration as a memory strategy has been researched for decades and has been shown to be effective for preschool through adult ages (Pressley, 1982). However, the literature examining elaborative strategy use among students in college is lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the transfer of elaborative…

  17. Transitions: Combat Veterans as College Students

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    Ackerman, Robert; DiRamio, David; Garza Mitchell, Regina L.

    2009-01-01

    The experience of war makes those who fight a special group within the general population. The purpose of this study was to investigate how combat veterans who become college students make the transition to campus life, in order to identify how administrators can acknowledge and support them. A total of six women and 19 men were interviewed; 24…

  18. Measuring the Nonviolent Tendencies of College Students.

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    Mayton, Daniel M., II; Richel, Timothy W.; Susnjic, Silvia; Majdanac, Maja

    The Teenage Nonviolence Test (TNT) has previously been established as a generally reliable and valid measure of nonviolence in adolescents. This study examined the extent to which the TNT's reliability and validity could be extended to college students aged 18-22 years of age. Five of the six subscales of the TNT were found to be reliable. The…

  19. Prevalence of Snoring in College Students

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    Patel, Minal; Tran, Duyen; Chakrabarti, Ashoke; Vasquez, Audrey; Gilbert, Paul; Davidson, Terence

    2008-01-01

    Snoring in college students may be the earliest presentation of adult sleep-disordered breathing, yet the literature contains few studies that demonstrate its effects on learning or whether early diagnosis leads to interruption of disease progression or prevention of comorbidities. Objective and Participants: The authors conducted this study in…

  20. Erotic fantasies of college students during coitus

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    David Sue

    1979-01-01

    Since little is known about the erotic fantasies during coitus of younger women and men, data were collected from a sample of college students to determine the frequency and type of fantasy in this population. Fantasizing during sexual intercourse was reported by the majority of the respondents of both sexes. Males reported fantasizing early in their coital experience and reported

  1. Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering

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    Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering 100th Anniversary Reunion September 20-23 2012 CONTACT INFORMATION First Name Last Name Address Phone # Cell # Email Address VOLUNTEER POSITION SIGN UP Package Preparation and work bees VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SIGN UP Please check the event you would like

  2. Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering

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    Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering 100th Anniversary Reunion September 20-23 2012 POSITION SIGN UP Please check all the positions you would like to volunteer for: Thursday Evening, Welcome, Farewell Brunch Photographer July/August, Registration Package Preparation VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SIGN UP

  3. Suicide Prevention in Social Work Education: How Prepared Are Social Work Students?

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    Osteen, Philip J.; Jacobson, Jodi M.; Sharpe, Tanya L.

    2014-01-01

    The prevalence of suicide suggests social workers will encounter clients at risk for suicide, but research shows social workers receive little to no training on suicide and suicide prevention and feel unprepared to work effectively with clients at risk. Baseline results from a randomized intervention study of the Question, Persuade, and Refer…

  4. Student Activism in Junior Colleges.

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    Gaddy, Dale; And Others

    1970-01-01

    The first article in this review examines research on student rights, administrator and faculty attitudes, and administrative remedies. The next analyzes student unrest and protest activities in terms of cause and degree, extent of government involvement, and institutional characteristics. The third article considers new and revised legislation,…

  5. Hispanic College Students Library Experience

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    Lumley, Risa; Newman, Eric; Brown, Haakon T.

    2015-01-01

    This study looks at undergraduate Hispanic students' interpretations and current perceptions of the academic library's purpose, usefulness and value. What are the reasons to use the library? What are the barriers to use? This study will examine academic libraries' move toward electronic library materials and what it means for Hispanic students.…

  6. College Student Services Accreditation Questionnaire.

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    Cassel, Russell N.

    1979-01-01

    This questionnaire is intended for use as one aspect in accrediting the "Student Personnel Services" which an institution of higher learning provides for students. Areas in question include personal development, health fostering, vocational preparation, effective personalized learning, economic viability, transpersonal offerings, and satisfactory…

  7. College Costs and Student Aid.

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    Green, Kenneth C.

    The growing campus role in providing student financial aid is discussed based on data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Peterson's Guide, and other sources. The campus contribution to student aid programs has grown far more than recent tuition increases. A significant portion of the financial aid burden has passed from federal…

  8. Protective Effects of Parent-College Student Communication during the First Semester of College

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    Small, Meg L.; Morgan, Nicole; Abar, Caitlin; Maggs, Jennifer L.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: Recent studies suggest that parents maintain influence as their adolescents transition into college. Advances in communication technology make frequent communication between parents and college students easy and affordable. This study examines the protective effect of parent-college student communication on student drinking behaviors,…

  9. Development and Validation of the College Mattering Inventory with Diverse Urban College Students

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    Tovar, Esau; Simon, Merril A.; Lee, Howard B.

    2009-01-01

    The perceived impact of mattering is quite accepted in higher education yet has not been well measured with diverse college students. This article describes the development and validation of the College Mattering Inventory with community college and university students. Results and implications for faculty and student affairs professionals are…

  10. Changes in Life Goals of College Students and Their Relationships to Personality and College Environments.

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    Braskamp, Larry A.

    Changes in the rated importance of five student life goals were compared with (1) student personality orientations and college environmental press factors, and (2) congruent interactions between college environment and student personality characteristics. At three diverse colleges (identified as intellectual, social, and enterprising), entering…

  11. Suicide and the Gifted Adolescent.

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    Hayes, Marnell L.; Sloat, Robert S.

    1990-01-01

    This study surveyed school counselors in 129 high schools to examine factors in student suicidal behaviors. Of 40,805 students, 42 suicide-related events were reported, 8 of which involved gifted students. None was a completed suicide. Variables such as sex, race, family status, extracurricular activity, and nature of the attempt were considered.…

  12. Vulnerability to Substance Abuse and the Risk of Suicide in Students of Region 12 of Islamic Azad University

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    Monirpoor, Nader; Khoosfi, Helen; Gholamy Zarch, Morteza; Tamaddonfard, Mohsen; Tabatabaei Mir, Seyed Farzad; Mohammad Alipour, Maryam; Karimi, Yasamin

    2014-01-01

    Background: Substance abuse prevalence and the number of suicides among university students is less than public population; however the sensitivity of society regarding the occurrence of such damages among students puts special emphasis on appraising these variables. More than 30% of Iranian students study in Islamic Azad University. Objectives: The current research aimed to appraise the vulnerability of substance abuse and the risk of suicide in students of region 12 of Islamic Azad University. Patients and Methods: In the current study, 1053 students (606 boys and 447 girls) with the average age of 22.55 years were selected through stratified sampling from Karaj, Takestan, Qazvin and Qom branches of Islamic Azad University. In order to assess the variables, Mental Health Worksheet of Central Counseling Office of the Ministry Science, Research and Technology was utilized. Results: Average, standard deviation, minimum and maximum scores in substance abuse vulnerability of the students in region 12 were measured as 36.28, 14.68, 11.22 and 92.87; and the same for risk of suicide were 31.29, 15.61, 7.93 and 96.30, respectively. Students in Qom branch were significantly less vulnerable to substance abuse and less exposed to the risk of suicide than their peers in Karaj, Qazvin and Takestan branches. Conclusions: Less significant possibility of substance abuse and risk of suicide in students of Qom branch in comparison with other branches could be due to numerous variables particularly their religious attitudes. Nevertheless the average of these variables among the students of region 12 were higher than the reported scores of their peers in the state universities which reflects the serious need for precise assessments and providing preventive services and mental health interventions. PMID:25032157

  13. Attitudes toward Including Students with Intellectual Disabilities at College

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    Griffin, Megan M.; Summer, Allison H.; McMillan, Elise D.; Day, Tammy L.; Hodapp, Robert M.

    2012-01-01

    Although inclusive postsecondary education programs are increasingly available, little is known about the attitudes of matriculating college students toward the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in their classes. To assess these attitudes, the authors surveyed 256 college students about their attitudes toward students with…

  14. Retention of First-Year Community College Students

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    Windham, Melissa H.; Rehfuss, Mark C.; Williams, Cyrus R.; Pugh, Jason V.; Tincher-Ladner, Lynn

    2014-01-01

    Close to half of all community college students leave before obtaining their stated goals. In order to determine what student characteristics increase community college student retention, with a heightened interest on the predictive nature of taking a student success course, a post-facto quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine whether…

  15. Fulfilling Educational Aspirations: Latino Students' College Information Seeking Patterns

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    Martinez, Sylvia; Cervera, Yesenia Lucia

    2012-01-01

    A nationally representative sample of high school students is used to examine where students go for college information and how those information sources affect the number of schools to which students apply. Results show that Latino/a students are least likely to access college sources and have applied to the fewest number of schools. Among…

  16. Resistance to Reading Compliance among College Students: Instructors' Perspectives

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    Lei, Simon A.; Bartlett, Kerry A.; Gorney, Suzanne E.; Herschbach, Tamra R.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide information regarding why college students are not inclined to read, why college instructors are not motivated to reinforce student reading, and what type of actions can be taken by instructors to increase student reading compliance of journal articles. Low student self-confidence, disinterest in the…

  17. Selwyn College STUDENT ACCOMMODATION HANDBOOK

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    .4 Lighting 4.5 Television 4.6 Water Supplies 4.7 Waste Water 4.8 Water Hygiene 4.9 Telephones 4.2 Induction Briefing 12.3 Management Structure and Contact Details 13. CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP 26 14. STUDENT

  18. College Students and Disability Law.

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    Thomas, Stephen B.

    2000-01-01

    This article briefly reviews Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and identifies criteria used to determine whether a student is both "disabled" and "qualified." Then, specific areas of admission, accommodation, and dismissal are examined. Finally, guidelines for professors and administrators…

  19. The Two Year College Student: Activities and Careers.

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    Morgan, Don A., Ed.

    This symposium report includes principal addresses and invited papers about the two year college student. Section A on career education in the community college includes: "Career Programs at Miami-Dade Junior College" by Peter Masiko, Jr.; "Community Colleges: Islands of Accomplishment or Oceans of Rhetoric" by Dale Parnell; and "Career Education…

  20. Ready or Not: Recognizing and Preparing College-Ready Students

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    Springer, Sheree E.; Wilson, Tonia J.; Dole, Janice A.

    2015-01-01

    Research shows that many students entering postsecondary education are unprepared for college reading demands. This article highlights college reading readiness according to four essential reading skills. We illustrate these skills by featuring vignettes of high school seniors who are college-ready and not college-ready. Then we contextualize the…

  1. A Smart Break? College Tenure Interruption and Graduating Student Outcomes

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    Routon, P. Wesley; Walker, Jay K.

    2015-01-01

    Using data from a longitudinal survey of college students from over 400 institutions, we examine the impacts of occupational internship programs and voluntary academic leave on returning academic achievement, post-college ambitions, and general facets of the college experience. Previous literature on college internships has focused on labor market…

  2. Columbia College Summer Advising Session Student Agenda Summer 2012

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    and Overview of Session Advising at Columbia Transition from high school to college Basic requirements1 Columbia College Summer Advising Session Student Agenda ­ Summer 2012 I. Introduction for a Columbia College degree Columbia College Core Curriculum Academic integrity Planning your fall schedule

  3. Students' Perceptions of Their Readiness for Community College Study

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    Millar, Brad; Tanner, David

    2011-01-01

    Although the drop-out problem is particularly acute at the community college, there is very little research on student attrition that is specific to community colleges. Differences between the community college and four-year institutions stems are accented by entrance requirements that are traditionally much more rigorous at traditional colleges

  4. Publishers Press Colleges To Stop Software Piracy by Their Students.

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    Haworth, Karla

    1997-01-01

    Software piracy among college students is increasing, and the software publishing industry insists colleges are responsible for the activities of their computer nets' users. Colleges generally cooperate with publishers when their students are found infringing on copyrights. The Software Publishers Association is holding a University of Puget Sound…

  5. A Career in College Unions and Student Activities

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    Association of College Unions International (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can have a positive impact on others, then a career in college unions and student activities may be right for you. The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) created this guide to provide you with a general overview of a career in college unions and student activities. It will…

  6. Haworth College of Business: Student Leadership Advisory Board

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    Jan Gabel-Goes

    2010-01-01

    WMU’s Haworth College of Business offers a leadership organization to aspiring Business students: the Student Leadership Advisory Board (SLAB). SLAB is an organization assembled to enhance and further develop the value of a business degree from WMU. Members are ambassadors for the college, who promote, provide input and feedback on many college projects and activities.

  7. Athletic Identity of Community College Student Athletes: Issues for Counseling

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    Kissinger, Daniel B.; Newman, Richard; Miller, Michael T.; Nadler, Daniel P.

    2011-01-01

    Community college student athletes are unique in their setting in the world of college student athletes. Many compete for the love of their sport, while others have aspirations for transferring to major colleges to continue their participation. The current study made use of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale with a sample of nearly 400…

  8. Practice and Cognition to Strengthen College Students' Moral Education

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    Ren, Wanbin

    2009-01-01

    College students' ideological morality always is the hotspot concerned by various circles of the society, and to strengthen and improve the ideological and moral education in colleges, continually enhance the pertinence and actual effect of the moral education, help college students to dissolve their worldly confusion in moral culture, further…

  9. College Students with ADHD: Current Status and Future Directions

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    DuPaul, George J.; Weyandt, Lisa L.; O'Dell, Sean M.; Varejao, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Approximately 2 to 8% of the college population reports clinically significant levels of ADHD symptomatology and at least 25% of college students with disabilities are diagnosed with ADHD. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted with findings consistently indicating academic deficits associated with ADHD in college students. It is…

  10. What Works in Student Retention? Four-Year Public Colleges

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    Habley, Wesley R.; McClanahan, Randy

    2004-01-01

    This report reflects ACT's three-decade commitment to assist colleges and universities to better understand the impact of campus practices on college student retention and degree completion. This report focuses only on the data provided by four-year public colleges. (Contains 14 tables.) [For the main report, "What Works in Student Retention? All…

  11. Biofeedback and Counseling for Stress and Anxiety among College Students

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    Ratanasiripong, Paul; Sverduk, Kevin; Prince, Judy; Hayashino, Diane

    2012-01-01

    With the rise in stress and anxiety among college students, there is a need for more comprehensive and effective counseling options for counselors in college counseling centers. This study investigated the impact of using biofeedback and brief counseling in treating stress and anxiety in an ethnically diverse college student population. Results…

  12. Psychosocial Factors Predicting First-Year College Student Success

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    Krumrei-Mancuso, Elizabeth J.; Newton, Fred B.; Kim, Eunhee; Wilcox, Dan

    2013-01-01

    This study made use of a model of college success that involves students achieving academic goals and life satisfaction. Hierarchical regressions examined the role of six psychosocial factors for college success among 579 first-year college students. Academic self-efficacy and organization and attention to study were predictive of first semester…

  13. Drinking to Get Drunk among Incoming Freshmen College Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boekeloo, Bradley O.; Novik, Melinda G.; Bush, Elizabeth N.

    2011-01-01

    Background: The consumption of alcohol is ubiquitous on many college and university campuses. For some freshmen students, drinking may even be considered a "right of passage." Purpose: This study examined college freshmen who intentionally drink alcohol to get drunk (DTGD). Methods: Survey data from 307 incoming freshmen college students living in…

  14. Cyberbullying among college students: prevalence and demographic differences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christine D. MacDonald; Bridget Roberts-Pittman

    2010-01-01

    Participants were 439 college students who were asked how often they had experienced each of a series of bullying behaviors since they have been in college. Results indicated that 38% of college students knew someone who had been cyberbullied, 21.9% had been cyberbullied, and 8.6% had cyberbullying someone else. It was apparent that some forms of electronic media are more

  15. Race, Social Support and College Student Retention: A Case Study

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    Baker, Christina N.; Robnett, Belinda

    2012-01-01

    At most colleges and universities, African American and Latino students are less likely than students from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to stay enrolled in college and are, therefore, less likely to earn a college degree. "The Digest of Educational Statistics" reports the following trends: in 2006 30% of Whites age 25 and older held a…

  16. College Students' Perceptions of Moral Intensity in Sales Situations.

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    Silver, Lawrence S.; Valentine, Sean R.

    2000-01-01

    College students (n=105) reviewed marketing scenarios. Moral intensity (magnitude of consequences, probability of effect, social consensus) was perceived to a greater degree by women, older students, graduate students, and business majors. (SK)

  17. Most College Students Stressed about Money, Study Finds

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of students beyond just their debt levels and loans," study co-author Bryan Ashton, an assistant director ... that 64 percent of the students polled used loans to help fund their college education. Students who ...

  18. The Myers-Briggs Type of College Student Leaders.

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    Darst, Kimberly Vess

    2001-01-01

    Determined the Myers-Briggs type for 149 undergraduate students holding leadership positions in student organizations. Found that college student leaders tent to be Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. (EV)

  19. Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences College Graduate Student Leave of Absence Request

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    Indiana University

    Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences College Graduate Student Leave of Absence Request designated in the University Graduate School Bulletin at the time of the students leave in the event Last First Student ID # Yes No Degree Program Name of Fellowship or Student Academic Appointment I

  20. Paying for College: Trends in Student Financial Aid at Independent Colleges and Universities.

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    Thrift, Julianne Still; Toppe, Christopher M.

    Sources of funds for students at private colleges are assessed, along with major changes in student financial aid during 1979-1984, based on the Student Aid Recipient Data Bank of the National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities. A random sample of actual student financial aid records was examined in order to show how aid is…

  1. Curriculum Infusion as College Student Mental Health Promotion Strategy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sharon L. Mitchell; Sherri A. Darrow; Melinda Haggerty; Thomas Neill; Amana Carvalho; Carissa Uschold

    2012-01-01

    This article describes efforts to increase faculty involvement in suicide prevention and mental health promotion via curriculum infusion. The participants were faculty, staff, and 659 students enrolled in classes of a large eastern university from Fall 2007–Spring 2011. Counselors, health educators, and medical providers recruited faculty from a variety of disciplines to develop mental health promotion programs in their courses.

  2. Curriculum Infusion as College Student Mental Health Promotion Strategy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mitchell, Sharon L.; Darrow, Sherri A.; Haggerty, Melinda; Neill, Thomas; Carvalho, Amana; Uschold, Carissa

    2012-01-01

    This article describes efforts to increase faculty involvement in suicide prevention and mental health promotion via curriculum infusion. The participants were faculty, staff, and 659 students enrolled in classes of a large eastern university from Fall 2007-Spring 2011. Counselors, health educators, and medical providers recruited faculty from a…

  3. Measuring Gambling Outcomes Among College Students

    PubMed Central

    Neighbors, Clayton; Lostutter, Ty W.; Larimer, Mary E.; Takushi, Ruby Y.

    2006-01-01

    The present research describes the proposal and validation of three gambling outcome measures, the Gambling Quantity and Perceived Norms Scale (GQPN), the Gambling Problem Index (GPI), and the Gambling Readiness to Change Questionnaire (GRTC). The study consisted of 560 undergraduate college students who completed a survey including the newly constructed measures and other measures designed to assess convergent validity. Results confirmed good reliability and convergent validity of all three measures. Implications for evaluating efficacy of treatment and prevention interventions are detailed. PMID:12514914

  4. College Satisfaction among Students Enrolled at Religious Four-Year Colleges: A Longitudinal Study

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    Young, Darby J. W.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was (a) to explore descriptions of students who attended selected religious four-year colleges; (b) to explore relationships between background characteristics and overall college satisfaction and relationships between college experiences and overall college satisfaction; (c) to explore changes over time with respect to…

  5. College Choice and Documented Chinese Immigrant Community College Students in Massachusetts

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    Luie, Siu Ming

    2010-01-01

    College-choice studies have long been conducted to help colleges improve their recruitment strategies (Chapman, 1981; Hossler & Gallagher, 1987; Jackson, 1982; Litten, 1982). The dominant college-choice models and studies have, however, focused solely on traditional aged students seeking to enroll in four-year colleges/universities upon high…

  6. Leadership Behaviour of College Students in Relation to Their Leisure Time Activities in College Life

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    Sethi, Priyanka

    2009-01-01

    The study investigated the Leadership behaviour of college students in relation to their Leisure time activities in college life. In this study, the researcher wants to see the contribution of leisure time activities in developing the qualities of leadership of college students. The main objective of the study was to find out the relationship…

  7. College Preparation: Perspectives of Second-Year Community College and Four-Year University Students

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    Williamson, Kimberly F.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine students enrolled at community colleges and universities in North Carolina about their perceptions of their college preparation experiences. The study specifically examined student perceptions as to the role that high school teachers, high school counselors, parents, and college admissions and recruiting…

  8. Early substance use initiation and suicide ideation and attempts among students in France and the United States

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Monica H. SwahnRobert; Robert M. Bossarte; Marie Choquet; Christine Hassler; Bruno Falissard; Nearkasen Chau

    Objective  In response to recent research documenting a link between early substance use and suicidal behaviors among youth, the current\\u000a study sought to examine the associations between ages of substance use initiation and suicidal behavior among students in\\u000a France and the USA.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Cross-sectional logistic regression analyses based on the 2003 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD)\\u000a survey

  9. Predictors of Suicidal Ideation among High School Students by Gender in South Korea

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    Park, Hyun Sook; Schepp, Karen G.; Jang, Eun Hee; Koo, Hyun Young

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the evidence to determine if there are gender differences in suicidal ideation of adolescents. This study examined the main effect of risk factors from 5 domains and protective factors from 1 domain in relation to suicidal ideation by gender and identified the most important predictors of suicidal ideation…

  10. Critical Factors in the Placement of Community College Mathematics Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robinson, Shawn H.; Kubala, Thomas S.

    1999-01-01

    Describes a study undertaken to increase the effectiveness of student-placement systems in community colleges. Found that the use of student characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity, prior exposure to course work, and enrollment in a study-skills course, was more useful than the SAT, ACT, and College Placement Test in predicting student

  11. Students' Perceptions of Accommodations in High School and College

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bolt, Sara E.; Decker, Dawn M.; Lloyd, Megan; Morlock, Larissa

    2011-01-01

    A total of 55 college students with reading- and writing-related disabilities were asked to report on their high school and college experiences with 14 accommodations. Receiving assistance with having materials read aloud, extended time, and individual setting were the accommodations reported as being used by most students. Students tended to…

  12. An Examination of College Students' Use of Coupons

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brenda S. Sonner

    College students represent an important market segment for many companies. Not only do students represent over $30 billion in purchasing power, for many goods and services, they are relatively new consumers who are just beginning to develop life-long purchasing behaviors. This study utilized a sample of traditional undergraduate college students to explore several issues related to coupon use among this

  13. The Learning and Study Strategies of College Students with ADHD

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reaser, Abigail; Prevatt, Frances; Petscher, Yaacov; Proctor, Briley

    2007-01-01

    This study compared learning and study strategies of students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to two groups: college students with learning disabilities (LD) and college students without disabilities. In addition, strengths and weaknesses within the ADHD group were examined on the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory, 2nd…

  14. Aliteracy among College Students: Why Don't They Read?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goodwin, Latty

    A study examined the reading behaviors of college students--in particular it asked why aliteracy occurs among college students. A survey designed to identify the aliterate population was administered to a psychology class of 40 students from a variety of majors, and included both genders, some ethnic variety (mostly Anglo), and a range of ages.…

  15. College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Graduate Student Profile for Website

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Graduate Student Profile for Website CONSENT FORM This consent Student Profile for Website form. Please check ( ) your preference and sign below. I hereby give contained on the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Graduate Student Profile for Website, submitted

  16. File-Sharing among College Students: Moral and Legal Implications

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cockrum, Colton Dwayne

    2010-01-01

    This study was designed to explore the phenomenon of college students who illegally file-share. The main research question was, "What are the experiences of college students who file-share and what are their perspectives on the moral and legal implications for doing so?" Data were collected from six students using interviews, focus groups, and…

  17. Comprehensive evaluation of entrepreneurial capacity of college students

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhou Ni-Di; Li Yi

    2010-01-01

    The evaluation criteria of entrepreneurial capacity of college students are numerous and fuzzy, so how to pick out adequate self-employed student is crucial in the early phase of doing pioneering work. Based on fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP), the mathematics evaluation model of the entrepreneurial capacity has been established. Take some simulative college students as example, according to the hierarchy

  18. Time Estimation Abilities of College Students with ADHD

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Prevatt, Frances; Proctor, Briley; Baker, Leigh; Garrett, Lori; Yelland, Sherry

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the time estimation abilities of college students with ADHD on a novel, complex task that approximated academically oriented activities. Method: Totally 20 college students with ADHD were compared to a sample of 20 non-ADHD students. Both groups completed a task, and scores were obtained for time to complete the task, errors…

  19. Student Stress in an FE College: An Empirical Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hayward, Abbe; Stott, Clare

    1998-01-01

    A study was conducted of student stress in a further education (FE) college in northwest England. In collaboration with the college, two questionnaires were developed, one for the teaching staff and the other for the students. Questionnaires were distributed to 69 staff and 1,100 students, with a response rate of 94 percent from staff and 84…

  20. Burnout in College Student Volunteers: A Cross-Level Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kao, Yueh-tzu

    2009-01-01

    Burnout in college students is an issue of concern. It adversely affects the learning of students as well as their overall health and well-being. However, little attention has been paid to burnout in college students who donate their time as volunteers in services to their community. This study examined both individual and group factors…

  1. The Impact of Social Media on College Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mastrodicasa, Jeanna; Metellus, Paul

    2013-01-01

    There are numerous ways, positive and negative, in which social media impact college students. Understanding sheer volume of time and the type of activities for which college students use social networking sites is crucial for higher education administrators. Researchers have begun to empirically examine impacts on students' well-being and have…

  2. Gay Students: The Latest Outreach Target at Many Colleges

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Amanda

    2011-01-01

    Today's colleges strive for diversity in order to enrich students' personal development, perspectives, and real-world knowledge. While colleges have been trying to recruit students of different races for decades, they are now expanding their perspective of what true diversity entails. LGBT students, due to their orientation, often have different…

  3. Personality and Career Concomitants of Life Stress in College Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schneider, Lawrence J.; Dearing, Nancy

    The Psychological Distress Inventory (PDI) has been shown to discriminate between college students seeking help in the college counseling center from non-help seekers, between depressed and non-depressed students, and between students' global self-appraisals of high versus low stress. A study was conducted to investigate concurrent validity for…

  4. LEARNING STYLE AWARENESS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lenda Cook

    1991-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between learning style awareness and academic achievement of community college students. The study was undertaken to determine if learning style awareness alone, without a change in the manner of teaching or in the matching of student and instructor styles, would benefit community college students as evidenced by an increase in academic achievement. The sample consisted

  5. Developmental Education Students in Texas Community Colleges: Changes over Time

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Saxon, D. Patrick; Slate, John R.

    2013-01-01

    In this investigation, we analyzed student enrollment data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board accountability website for all Texas community colleges from 2000 through 2011. The numbers and percentages of community college students who were developmental education students were calculated and analyzed to determine changes over…

  6. Institute on College Student Values Proceedings (Tallahassee, Florida, February 1993).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lenz, Janet, Ed.

    This document presents articles from the 1993 Institute on College Student Values, an annual seminar sponsored by the Florida State University Division of Student Affairs to provide a forum for discussion of research, educational strategies, and current developments related to the ethical development of students during the college years. The 1993…

  7. College Algebra Students' Attitudes toward Mathematics in Their Careers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Champion, Joe; Parker, Frieda; Mendoza-Spencer, Bernadette; Wheeler, Ann

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the degree to which college algebra students' value mathematical skills in their prospective careers. A survey was administered to N = 144 students in 6 college algebra classes at a mid-sized doctoral granting university. Students in half the classes completed a data analysis project, and half of the…

  8. The Acculturation and Self-Efficacy of International College Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clauson-Sells, Heather N.

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the relationships between acculturation, academic self-efficacy and academic achievement of international college students in the United States during the 2013-2014 academic year. The subjects were 83 international students from 17 different countries- 36 students were enrolled full-time in community college level English…

  9. DeKalb Community College International Student Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ozaki, Roger H.

    Designed for foreign students attending DeKalb Community College (DCC), this handbook contains information about the college, its International Student Services Office, and United States Government regulations. The sections of the handbook are devoted to: (1) the functions of the International Student Services Office; (2) procedures for transfer…

  10. Engaging community college students in physics research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Valentine, Megan; Napoli, Maria; Lubin, Arica; Kramer, Liu-Yen; Aguirre, Ofelia; Kuhn, Jens-Uwe; Arnold, Nicholas

    2013-03-01

    Recruiting talent and fostering innovation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines demands that we attract, educate, and retain a larger and more diverse cohort of students. In this regard, Community Colleges (CC), serving a disproportionate number of underrepresented minority, female and nontraditional students, represent a pool of potential talent that, due to a misguided perception of its students as being less capable, often remains untapped. We will present our strategies to attract and support the academic advancement of CC students in the STEM fields through our NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates program entitled Internships in Nanosystems Science Engineering and Technology (INSET). For more than a decade, INSET has offered a physics research projects to CC students. The key components of INSET success are: 1) the involvement of CC faculty with a strong interest in promoting student success in all aspects of program planning and execution; 2) the design of activities that provide the level of support that students might need because of lack of confidence and/or unfamiliarity with a university environment; and 3) setting clear goals and high performance expectations.

  11. Faculty Student Interaction at the Community College: A Focus on Students of Color

    Microsoft Academic Search

    June C. Chang

    2005-01-01

    The present study describes the level of faculty--student interaction on 2-year college campuses, examines student characteristics correlated with faculty contact, and considers how interaction may differ among racial subgroups of students. Using data collected from the Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) survey, a sample of 2500 students informed this research. The findings reveal generally low levels

  12. 2004 and 2005 BC Student Outcomes: Job Destinations of Former College and Institute Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ministry of Advanced Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey Project (CISO) collects and disseminates information about former students' post-secondary experiences and their subsequent labour market and further education experiences. The survey is administered annually to a number of former students of public colleges, university colleges, and institutes…

  13. Suicide and suicidal behavior

    MedlinePLUS

    ... illness Unemployment or money problems Risk factors for suicide in teenagers include: Access to guns Family member who completed ... than prescribed medicines) can reduce the risk of suicide. In ... teenagers: Keep all prescription medicines high up and locked. ...

  14. Attention Biology Grad Students: Are you an aspiring college biology professor?

    E-print Network

    Attention Biology Grad Students: Are you an aspiring college biology professor teaching skills with community college students. Collaborate with Community College Biology Instructors online ccbfest.org Deadline Friday, May 1st , 2011 CCB FEST: Community College Biology Faculty

  15. Comparing Japanese International College Students' and U.S. College Students' Mental-Health-Related Stigmatizing Attitudes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Masuda, Akihiko; Hayes, Steven C.; Twohig, Michael P.; Lillis, Jason; Fletcher, Lindsay B.; Gloster, Andrew T.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined differences between Japanese international college students and U. S. college students on stigma toward people with psychological disorders, stigma tolerance in help seeking, and self-concealment. Japanese international students had greater stigma toward individuals with psychological disorders than did their U.S. counterparts.…

  16. Measuring How College Affects Students: Social Desirability and Other Potential Biases in College Student Self-Reported Gains

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bowman, Nicholas A.; Hill, Patrick L.

    2011-01-01

    Colleges and universities are increasingly using national surveys to assess their students' learning and development. Given the importance of the first year of college for student adjustment and retention (Tinto, 1993), some of these surveys are designed specifically to gauge the experiences and outcomes of first-year students. These large-scale…

  17. Differences in College Students' Belief in Common Myths about Rape by Gender and Year in College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yonker, Robert J.; And Others

    The degree to which college students agree with common myths about rape was investigated, using the Attitude Toward Rape Questionnaire. The effect of gender and years in college on student attitudes was also assessed. The sample consisted of 500 randomly-selected students from a state-assisted, four-year residential university in Ohio. The…

  18. Community College Survey of Student Engagement: 2012 Survey Results

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Each year, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) presents the results of its annual survey. These survey results help community colleges assess their educational practices so they can improve student outcomes in one of the most challenging and least understood sectors of American higher education. The five benchmarks of effective educational practice in community colleges are active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, and support for learners. Click on each benchmark to find key findings for that benchmark. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

  19. College of Business and Behavioral Science administered comprehensive examination. Students

    E-print Network

    Stuart, Steven J.

    College of Business and Behavioral Science administered comprehensive examination. Students must Admissions Committee of the School of Accountancy and Finance. Admission to the program is based on academic

  20. Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

    PubMed Central

    Nock, Matthew K.; Borges, Guilherme; Bromet, Evelyn J.; Cha, Christine B.; Kessler, Ronald C.; Lee, Sing

    2008-01-01

    Suicidal behavior is a leading cause of injury and death worldwide. Information about the epidemiology of such behavior is important for policy-making and prevention. The authors reviewed government data on suicide and suicidal behavior and conducted a systematic review of studies on the epidemiology of suicide published from 1997 to 2007. The authors' aims were to examine the prevalence of, trends in, and risk and protective factors for suicidal behavior in the United States and cross-nationally. The data revealed significant cross-national variability in the prevalence of suicidal behavior but consistency in age of onset, transition probabilities, and key risk factors. Suicide is more prevalent among men, whereas nonfatal suicidal behaviors are more prevalent among women and persons who are young, are unmarried, or have a psychiatric disorder. Despite an increase in the treatment of suicidal persons over the past decade, incidence rates of suicidal behavior have remained largely unchanged. Most epidemiologic research on suicidal behavior has focused on patterns and correlates of prevalence. The next generation of studies must examine synergistic effects among modifiable risk and protective factors. New studies must incorporate recent advances in survey methods and clinical assessment. Results should be used in ongoing efforts to decrease the significant loss of life caused by suicidal behavior. PMID:18653727

  1. College Students' Compliance with Food Guide Pyramid Recommendations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McArthur, Laura; Rosenberg, Rachel I.; Grady, Frances M.; Howard, Alan B.

    2002-01-01

    A study assessed dietary compliance among 192 college students. Students who lived on campus, younger students, females, students who ate out infrequently, and students who rarely/never consumed high-fat foods showed the lowest compliance with the recommended number of daily servings from all food groups. (Contains 36 references.) (JOW)

  2. 20 CFR 404.1028 - Student working for a school, college, or university.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 false Student working for...college, or university. 404.1028...404.1028 Student working for...college, or university. (a) For...college, or university. (c) Whether you are a student for...

  3. 20 CFR 404.1028 - Student working for a school, college, or university.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 false Student working for...college, or university. 404.1028...404.1028 Student working for...college, or university. (a) For...college, or university. (c) Whether you are a student for...

  4. 20 CFR 404.1028 - Student working for a school, college, or university.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 false Student working for...college, or university. 404.1028...404.1028 Student working for...college, or university. (a) For...college, or university. (c) Whether you are a student for...

  5. The effect of superintendent representational style on black and Hispanic student preparation for college

    E-print Network

    Doerfler, Carl Brent

    2006-04-12

    of the study we identify high college preparation levels among minority students as a positive externality. Because college attendance benefits students as individuals, regardless of the beneficial aspects of college attendance for society at large, students...

  6. Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma

    MedlinePLUS

    · Tips for College Students: AFTER A DISASTER OR OTHER TRAUMA If you have experienced a disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or ... feelings and concerns with them, or visit the Student Health Center for any physical or emotional concerns. ...

  7. The Hidden Victims: Courtship Violence among College Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bogal-Allbritten, Rosemarie B.; Allbritten, William L.

    1985-01-01

    Examined the incidence of courtship violence among college students from the perspectives of students (N=510), housing directors (N=345), and counselors (N=228). Results indicated substantial incidence of violence, greater in magnitude than perceived by university administrators. (JAC)

  8. Dietary behavior, attitudes and knowledge of college students

    E-print Network

    Weaver, Sara Sanner

    1993-01-01

    towards dietary practices, to measure the nutrition knowledge of college students, and to test for relationships among intake, attitudes, and knowledge. Students were recruited and instructed to complete two 3-day food records and three questionnaires...

  9. College Students: The Evolving Nature of Research. ASHE Reader Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stages, Frances K., Ed.; And Others

    This collection of 17 readings presents research on college students grouped into sections on getting to college, the college environment, the developmental experience, and general reflections. Titles and authors are: (1) "Population Trends, Socioeconomic Status, and Geographic Distribution" (B. Astone and E. Nunez-Wormack); (2) "Understanding…

  10. Financial Information Project: Assessing the Financial Interests of College Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Masuo, Diane M.; Kutara, Pamela; Wall, Ronald; Cheang, Michael

    2007-01-01

    College graduates are entering the world of work with record levels of school-related debt despite being generally unprepared to face the financial challenges of life after college. Findings from a needs assessment survey of financial topics of interest to college students and staff/faculty and preferences for how the information should be…

  11. Unsafe motor vehicle practices among substance-using college students

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sherry A Everett; Richard Lowry; Lisa R Cohen; Ann M Dellinger

    1999-01-01

    This study examines the relationship between substance use and behaviors that increase the risk for motor vehicle crashes and crash-related injuries. The investigation uses National College Health Risk Behavior Survey data collected in 1995 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These data are representative of 2- and 4-year undergraduate college students in private and public colleges and universities

  12. A Good Education?: Students Judge Tribal Colleges by Many Criteria

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    Talahongva, Patty

    2008-01-01

    Each year thousands of Native students enroll at tribal colleges. Many say the close proximity to home is a draw for them. Others check out the facilities, and some might look over the staff roster and ask how many Native instructors work at the college. Several factors go into their decisions to enroll in a particular tribal college. For their…

  13. Support Services for Two-Year College Student-Athletes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keim, Marybelle C.; Strickland, Jeremy M.

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine football coaches' perceptions about support services for two-year college student-athletes. A telephone interview was used to collect data about Personal Services, Career Services, and Academic Services that were available for football players at 33 two-year colleges in 11 states. All two-year colleges

  14. What Works in Student Retention? Four-Year Private Colleges

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Habley, Wesley R.; McClanahan, Randy

    2004-01-01

    This report reflects ACT's three-decade commitment to assist colleges and universities to better understand the impact of campus practices on college student retention and degree completion. This report focuses only on the data provided by four-year private colleges, and contains the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Executive Summary; (3)…

  15. Transfer Rates and Academic Performance of Delta College Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, John W.

    In an effort to define and test a practical methodology to measure community college transfer rates, the California College Chief Executive Officers commissioned the California Transfer Rate Study (CTRS). The CTRS calculated transfer rates for 65 participating community colleges by measuring the number of exiting students (i.e., not returning for…

  16. Facilitating Student Success for Entering California Community College Students: How One Institution Can Make an Impact.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tovar, Esau; Simon, Merril A.

    As the need to serve a broader and larger population of students at the community college level increases, the rate of student success is decreasing at many institutions. There is a greater need to deliver in-class and co-curricular experiences that satisfy the students currently entering college. The Student Success Project at Santa Monica…

  17. Iowa College Student Aid Commission Student and Faculty Ethnic Diversity Report, 2008

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greiner, Keith; Girardi, Anthony G.; Griffin, Mary Beth

    2008-01-01

    This report presents results of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission's annual survey of colleges and universities in Iowa concerning racial and ethnic minority representation among students and faculty. The report summarizes trends in student enrollment, state-sponsored student financial aid, and faculty appointments by racial and ethnic…

  18. Community College Students' Attitudes toward Postsecondary Science Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Foster, Clint

    2011-12-01

    Students in the United States are avoiding taking the higher level science courses in secondary and postsecondary academic institutions (Ball, 2000; Braund & Reiss, 2006; Lee & Frank, 1990). There are many careers that do not require students to take those higher level science courses; therefore, students avoid registering for those classes (Madigan, 1997). Many students are pursing science-related degrees and/or certification from community colleges; however, they lack the academic foundations to succeed in science. The purpose of this study was to identify community college students' attitudes and perceptions toward postsecondary science education and the relationship of their attitudes and perceptions toward their academic achievement in postsecondary science. This study examined community college students that were registered in community college science course. Community college students were examined by answering 47 questions on the instrument, Attitudes Toward Science/ Learning Science. The instrument was composed of thirty-eight Likert items, eight demographic items, and one closed-ended item. The study investigated the relationship of community college students' attitudes toward their intended academic major, ethnicity, gender and academic achievement. A 6x5x2 Factorial ANOVA revealed that no significant relationships existed between community college students' intended major and their attitudes toward science education, F(5, 158) = 0.646, p = 0.665. The results of the 6x5x2 Factorial ANOVA revealed that there were no statistically significant differences between the community college students' ethnicity and attitude toward science, F(4, 158) = 1.835, p = 0.125. The results of 6x5x2 Factorial ANOVA revealed that no statistically significant differences existed between the community college students' gender and attitude toward science, F(1, 158) = 0.203, p = 0.653. The Pearson's R Coefficient provided results that indicated that there were no statistically significant relationships between community college students' academic achievement (GPA) and their attitudes toward science education, R = -0.065, p = 0.362.

  19. Suicide Terrorists: Are They Suicidal?

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    Townsend, Ellen

    2007-01-01

    Are suicide terrorists suicidal? A review of the worldwide literature on suicide terrorism uncovered five published empirical studies describing data collected from potential suicide terrorists or the surviving friends and families of deceased terrorists. The many discrepancies uncovered between suicide terrorists and other suicides on key factors…

  20. Beyond Remedial Dichotomies: Are "Underprepared" College Students a Marginalized Majority?

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    Deil-Amen, Regina

    2011-01-01

    This article questions the dichotomous labeling and conceptualization of remedial and nonremedial students, particularly the added distinctions emphasized between four-year and two-year colleges, and it calls for a focus on the common challenges among all underprepared college students. The content of this article has attempted to broaden the…

  1. A Collaborative Approach to Nutrition Education for College Students

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    Cousineau, Tara M.; Goldstein, Marion; Franko, Debra L.

    2004-01-01

    It is well established in the literature that college students have poor eating habits and that many barriers exist to achieving optimal nutrition for this busy population. Little is known about students' perceptions of this problem or suggestions for improving their dietary habits. Similarly, college health professionals need innovative…

  2. A Comparison of Intervention Strategies for Undecided College Students.

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    Glaize, David L.; And Others

    This study investigated the effects of different methods of delivering career counseling to college students. Three groups of community college students (N=148) undecided about their major received three levels of career development intervention: a life/career planning course, career testing with counselor interpretation, or no formal…

  3. A Theory-Driven Model of Community College Student Engagement

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    Schuetz, Pam

    2008-01-01

    This mixed-methods study develops, operationalizes, and tests a new conceptual model of community college student engagement. Themes emerging from participant observations and semistructured interviews with 30 adult students enrolled at a Large Best Practices Community College (LBPCC) over the 2005-2006 academic year are used to guide selection of…

  4. Entrepreneurialism in Student Affairs: The Eckerd College Waterfront Program Story

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    Covert, William; Murphy, Cari

    2010-01-01

    In 1971 it was not financial hardship that launched a new program at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Rather, it was the tragic loss of a student by drowning, followed a year later by a class temporarily stranded in a boat. That same year, under Bill Covert's leadership, twelve students formed the Florida Presbyterian College Search,…

  5. Depression in College Students: Personality and Experiential Factors.

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    Vredenburg, Karel; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Examined college student depression and its relation to personality variables and experiences unique to college life. Depressed (N=35) and nondepressed (N=39) students completed depression inventory, personality scales, and other measures. Results revealed that 75 percent of depressed subjects had been depressed for over three months; one-half had…

  6. Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in College Students

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    Michael L. Sulkowski; Amy Mariaskin; Eric A. Storch

    2011-01-01

    Objective: This study investigated the occurrence of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (OCSDs) and associated symptomology in college students. Participants: Participants included 358 undergraduate students. Results: Results suggest that clinically significant levels of OCSD symptoms are relatively common. Additionally, OCSD symptoms co-occurred with each other and anxiety symptoms in general, yet not significantly with impulsivity symptoms. Conclusions: Given their prevalence in college

  7. Sex Differences in the Career Choices of College Students.

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    Cook, Ellen Piel

    1981-01-01

    A survey conducted to assess sex differences in college students' career choices yielded consistent preferences for enterprising, investigative, male-dominated occupations by men; and social, female-dominated occupations by women. Recommends that college student personnel be aware of the possible influence of sex-traditional occupational standards…

  8. Sleep Trends and College Students: Does it Connect to Obesity?

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    Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody; McDaniel, Tyler

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate and compare local to national averages in college-aged students' sleep disturbances, as well as further investigate key demographics (obesity classification, gender, race, year in college) among sleep issues. Methods: This study investigated 636 undergraduate students (333 males, 303…

  9. Early Integration of First-Generation College Students

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    Finley, Jennifer Bissell

    2012-01-01

    Previous research has demonstrated that first-generation college students are less likely to persist to their sophomore year than non-first-generation students (Davis, 2010; Choy, 2001). The first six weeks has been identified as a critical time for adjustment and integration to college (Tinto, 1987; Astin, 1993; Woosley, 2003, 2009). Although…

  10. The College, the University and the Foreign Student.

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    National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.

    Ways in which American colleges and universities can strengthen their foreign student programs are examined. It is suggested that foreign student programs now in operation in U.S. colleges should be viewed as part of the total international commitment of each institution and should be coordinated and interrelated with all other aspects of that…

  11. Rape Myth Beliefs and Bystander Attitudes among Incoming College Students

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    McMahon, Sarah

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The bystander approach to rape prevention is gaining popularity on college campuses, although research is limited. This study explored bystander attitudes and their relationship with rape myths in a sample of college students. Participants: Surveys from 2,338 incoming undergraduate students at a large, northeastern university were…

  12. College Students' Gambling Behavior: When Does It Become Harmful?

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    Weinstock, Jeremiah; Whelan, James P.; Meyers, Andrew

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors investigated behavioral indicators of pathological gambling in a college student sample. Participants and Methods: The authors administered a diagnostic interview for pathological gambling to 159 college students, who also completed a demographic questionnaire, and a self-report measure of psychological distress. Results:…

  13. Promoting Academic Engagement for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    McKeon, Barbara; Alpern, Carol S.; Zager, Dianne

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses the characteristics of college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), examines the results of a survey of college faculty with regard to their understanding and expectations of students with disabilities (including those on the spectrum), and presents suggested guidelines for facilitating access to the curriculum for…

  14. Applying Queer Theory in Practice with College Students

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    Abes, Elisa S.

    2008-01-01

    Grounded in a narrative inquiry study of traditional-aged lesbian college students' perceptions of the relationships among their multiple social identities, this article explores implications of queer theory in practice with college students. This case study examines the emancipatory impact of queer notions and a queer theoretical framework on one…

  15. The Two Worlds of the Puerto Rican College Student

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    Rustin, Stanley L.; Del Toro, Maria

    1973-01-01

    Experience in counseling Puerto Rican college students reveals conflicts between traditional Puerto Rican values and middle class American values, personal identity confusion, and sexual role conflicts. This paper reviews the means a group of Puerto Rican students used to resolve such conflicts while attending an urban college. (Author)

  16. Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation among College Students

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    Bolger, Kelly; Carter, Kimberly; Curtin, Lisa; Martz, Denise M.; Gagnon, Sandy G.; Michael, Kurt D.

    2010-01-01

    Motivational interviewing has shown some success as an intervention for college student cigarette smokers. We tested the efficacy and process of a two session motivational-interviewing-based smoking intervention compared to an assessment/information session. College student participants assigned to the motivational interviewing condition did not…

  17. California Dreaming: Latino/a Undocumented Student College Choices

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    Woodruff, Maria Luisa

    2013-01-01

    Undocumented students, lacking United States residency or citizenship, select colleges annually. These students navigate a college application process in California whereby they prove AB 540 residency, take standardized exams, and attend competitive four-year universities without a social security number, a driver's license, or federal…

  18. The Effects of College Student Employment on Academic Achievement

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    Lauren E. Watanabe; Faculty Mentor; Jana Jasinski

    ABSTRACT: With college tuition and the cost of living rising, many students find themselves in the position of needing employment,while trying to attend classes. This study examines the effects that employment,has on college students’ academic achievement,and other possible factors that might have contributed. Republication not permitted without written consent of the author. THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

  19. Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Grigal, Meg; Hart, Debra

    2010-01-01

    As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities--and this comprehensive resource is just what they need.…

  20. College Students' Perspectives on Their Career Decision Making

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    Bubany, Shawn T.; Krieshok, Thomas S.; Black, Michael D.; McKay, Robyn A.

    2008-01-01

    This mixed methods study examined how college student participants discussed their approach to making career decisions, with a focus on how their perspective may be consistent with various models of career decision making. Brief telephone interviews were conducted with 20 college students, and the narrative data were analyzed using qualitative…

  1. Solving for the X: Aspirations and Expectations of College Students.

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    Eskilson, Arlene; Wiley, Mary Glenn

    1999-01-01

    Studied the existence of values and goals that distinguish Generation X individuals by asking 462 college students to rate the importance of success in life domains to their future satisfaction. Results showed general optimism among these students, but no correlation between college academic performance and the importance attached to future…

  2. Health Educator Believability and College Student Self-Rated Health

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    Zullig, Keith J.; Reger-Nash, Bill; Valois, Robert F.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the self-rated health (SRH) status among college students who reported receiving the majority of their health-related information from health educators. Participants: Students (n = 49,921) who completed the 2006 National College Health Association survey. Methods: Bivariate associations between SRH and the believability of…

  3. College Students' Perceived Disease Risk versus Actual Prevalence Rates

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    Smith, Matthew Lee; Dickerson, Justin B.; Sosa, Erica T.; McKyer, E. Lisako J.; Ory, Marcia G.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To compare college students' perceived disease risk with disease prevalence rates. Methods: Data were analyzed from 625 college students collected with an Internet-based survey. Paired t-tests were used to separately compare participants' perceived 10-year and lifetime disease risk for 4 diseases: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and…

  4. The Part-Time Student: Harrisburg Area Community College.

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    Ebersole, Jay F.

    In order to study part-time student data, every part-time student officially enrolled for the spring term, 1975, at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in Pennsylvania was identified through college computerized records. Meanwhile, a comparison of enrollment trends was made from officially audited enrollment statistics covering the period…

  5. Anthropometric and Behavioral Measures Related to Mindfulness in College Students

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    Grinnell, Sarah; Greene, Geoffrey; Melanson, Kathleen; Blissmer, Bryan; Lofgren, Ingrid E.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To determine whether mindfulness is associated with physical and behavioral measures in first semester college students. Participants: Male and female first year college students (n = 75) from the University of Rhode Island. Methods: Height, weight, waist circumference (WC), and blood pressure were assessed and online questionnaires…

  6. Sexual Decision Making for the "Better than Average" College Student

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    Ross, Lindsey L.; Bowen, Anne M.

    2010-01-01

    Objectives: To examine the impact of downward social comparison and the "known partner is a safe partner" heuristic on college students' sexual decisions. Participants: One hundred-eighty heterosexual or bisexual undergraduate college students. Methods: Participants read dating vignettes that varied on perspective and familiarity and then rated…

  7. African American College Students: Literacy of Depression and Help Seeking

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    Stansbury, Kim L.; Wimsatt, Maureen; Simpson, Gaynell Marie; Martin, Fayetta; Nelson, Nancy

    2011-01-01

    Depression is a serious public health concern in the United States affecting almost 18.8 million adults. It is a common mental disorder in college students, with estimates of 1 in 4 "experiencing an episode by age 24." African American college students are at an elevated risk for depression due to racism, stress, sleep deprivation, and lack of…

  8. Civic Engagement Measures for Latina/o College Students

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    Alcantar, Cynthia M.

    2014-01-01

    This chapter uses a critical quantitative approach to study models and measures of civic engagement for Latina/o college students. The chapter describes the importance of a critical quantitative approach to study civic engagement of Latina/o college students, then uses Hurtado et al.'s (Hurtado, S., 2012) model to examine the civic engagement…

  9. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Individual Criteria in College Students

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    Fernandes, Jill; Lofgren, Ingrid E.

    2011-01-01

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is present in young adults and because coronary heart disease (CHD) is likely, screening to determine MetS prevalence and its criteria is critical. Objective: To determine MetS prevalence and most prevalent criteria in a sample of first-year college students. Participants: First-year college students between 18 and 24…

  10. The Case for National Student Leadership on Community College Issues.

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    Ryan, Lisa

    1994-01-01

    Institutions of higher education have been unable or unwilling to make constructive and consistent use of student leadership as an advocate for the institutions. This is especially paradoxical in the case of community colleges, since two-year college students often have significant links to the community. If the potential for leadership among…

  11. Transfers of Cabrillo College Students Who Attended the Watsonville Center.

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    Willett, Terrence

    This report presents information about students who transferred from Cabrillo College (California) to one of three local universities. It is intended to aid in planning the expansion of the Watsonville Transfer Center at Cabrillo College. Transfer data came from four sources: final transcript requests submitted by Cabrillo students, data from the…

  12. Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension among College Students

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    Lei, Simon A.; Rhinehart, Patricia J.; Howard, Holly A.; Cho, Jonathan K.

    2010-01-01

    Comprehension in textbooks, scholarly books, and research journal articles, along with identification of important information can be problematic for college students. Reading is fundamental in all academic disciplines. Many college instructors do not see that teaching students reading skills as part of their job, and that reading required…

  13. The Academic and Social Adjustment of First Generation College Students

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    Jean, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    First-generation college students face many issues that impede their progress within academia with the most glaring concern being they graduate at rates much lower than their counterparts. Further investigation revealed that fast-generation college students are more likely to dropout during their first-year with a high attrition rate during the…

  14. The Prevalence and Correlates of Depression among College Students

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    Lindsey, Billie J.; Fabiano, Patricia; Stark, Chris

    2009-01-01

    This study examined depression among a random sample of students (N = 618) enrolled in a medium size university in the Pacific Northwest who responded to the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment. The results indicated that one in four students experienced depression in the past year and men were as likely as…

  15. Causes of Mortality among American College Students: A Pilot Study

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    Turner, James C.; Leno, E. Victor; Keller, Adrienne

    2013-01-01

    This pilot study from self-selected institutions of higher education provides an estimate of the causes and rates of mortality among college students between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. One hundred fifty-seven 4-year colleges participated in an online survey of student deaths during one academic year. A total of 254 deaths were reported. The…

  16. Motivational and Learning Strategies of Community College Students

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    Harris, Sandra M.; Edmundson, Larry B.; Jacobson, Rebecca

    2006-01-01

    This study investigated the construct validity of an online version of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) for use with community college students. The MSLQ which is an 81-item, self-report inventory which consists of 2 sections and 15 scales that assesses college students' motivational orientations and learning strategies.…

  17. Early Integration and Other Outcomes for Community College Transfer Students

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    D'Amico, Mark M.; Dika, Sandra L.; Elling, Theodore W.; Algozzine, Bob; Ginn, Donna J.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore academic and social integration and other outcomes for community college transfer students. The study used Tinto's ("Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of student attrition," 1993) "Longitudinal Model of Institutional Departure" and Deil-Amen's ("J Higher…

  18. Life's Stress Events That American River College Students Experience.

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    Rasor, Richard A.; Grill, Cathleen; Barr, James E.

    This study investigated stress levels and the sources of stress upon students enrolled at American River College (California), a community college of 20,000 students. Participants responded to a questionnaire measuring degrees of stress experienced in 43 life events within the past 12 months. Each individual's stress weights were then summed to…

  19. Creating Supports for College Students with Asperger Syndrome through Collaboration

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    Dillon, Michael R.

    2007-01-01

    Although individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) usually possess average or above average intellectual functioning they often exhibit significant non-academic disabilities. These can interfere with their academic performance. Consequently college students with AS often fail. Typical college level special student supports usually do not address…

  20. Promoting Well?Being at College: Stress Management for Students

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    Nick Durbin

    1992-01-01

    This paper describes a stress management programme run for students in an FE College. The programme was the result of a collaboration between a County Psychological Service and an FE College. The paper also examines the benefits and pitfalls experienced in running such a programme. It suggests ways in which these may be overcome and how students' well?being may be

  1. HIV Risk Behavior among College Students in the United States

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    Lewis, John E.; Miguez-Burban, Maria-Jose; Malow, Robert M.

    2009-01-01

    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 sex partners, self efficacy, and behavioral skills. Results: As reported in our original review, the…

  2. Retention and Success of Hispanic Students in Maryland Community Colleges

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    Holland, Laura Emerson Whitmore

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the educational experiences of community college Hispanic students in Maryland. The researcher interviewed students to determine what programs and services existed in their high school and college environments that assisted them in the transition from secondary education to higher education. Furthermore,…

  3. Psychological Abuse and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in College Students

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    Avant, Elizabeth M.; Swopes, Rachel M.; Davis, Joanne L.; Elhai, Jon D.

    2011-01-01

    Research suggests that among college students, physical and sexual abuse in intimate relationships are associated with posttraumatic stress. Psychological abuse occurs in intimate relationships among college students, and though there is evidence that such abuse has a negative emotional impact, posttraumatic stress has not been extensively…

  4. College students' perceptions of an uncomfortable sexual experience

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    Sandra L Parent

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate college students’ perception of an uncomfortable sexual experience and identify factors that may reinforce revictimization of rape victims. An additional purpose was to compare perceptions of rape victims to perceptions of those who knew a rape victim, and those who did not know a rape victim. Data were collected from college students

  5. Developing and Implementing a Bereavement Support Program for College Students

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    Battle, Cynthia L.; Greer, Joseph A.; Ortiz-Hernandez, Samia; Todd, David M.

    2013-01-01

    The death of a loved one can be particularly difficult for college students, as significant losses are not anticipated during this time. Bereavement experiences are, however, not uncommon among college students, and campus environments can be isolating and nonconducive to recovery. To date, few interventions have been developed to meet bereaved…

  6. Bereavement and College Students: The Role of Counseling Psychology

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    Servaty-Seib, Heather L.; Taub, Deborah J.

    2010-01-01

    In this review article, the authors integrate the theoretical, empirical, and clinical literature relevant to the phenomenon of college student bereavement. They synthesize information on two theories of mourning that appear to fit well with the experience of bereaved college students with information about the developmental, cohort, and…

  7. AOD Screening Tools for College Students. Prevention Update

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    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012

    2012-01-01

    According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the goal of screening in student health or other college settings is to reduce alcohol-related harm. NIAAA points out that identifying those students at greatest risk for alcohol problems is the first step in prevention. Colleges and universities have used a number of…

  8. Lived Experiences of Low Socioeconomic Millennial Generation College Students

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    Thacker, Kelly L.

    2012-01-01

    The characteristics and needs of college students across the United States are ever-changing. As Millennial generation students, born between 1982 and 2003 (Howe & Strauss, 2000), attend college, unique characteristics are present. Commonalities within the Millennial generation have been identified; however, socioeconomic status can impact a…

  9. The Relationship between a College Preparation Program and At-Risk Students' College Readiness

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    Cates, Jennifer T.; Schaefle, Scott E.

    2011-01-01

    This study evaluates the relationship between elements of a college preparation program and the college readiness of low-income and/or Latina/o students at the completion of 6 years of participation in the program. Hours of participation in tutoring, mentoring, advising, college campus visits, summer programs, and educational field trips are…

  10. Rapid Assessment for Psychopathology in a College Health Clinic: Utility of College Student Specific Questions

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    Alschuler, Kevin N.; Hoodin, Flora; Byrd, Michelle R.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the utility and unique benefits of employing the College Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in a college health care setting. The CHQ is a newly designed measure to assess psychosocial issues commonly problematic among college students. Participants: One hundred nine patients participated in the study…

  11. Reengineering Babson College: Towards I\\/T enabled student services

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    Richard M. Kesner

    1995-01-01

    AS PART OF Babson College’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts, the administration regularly surveys their primary\\u000a customers (undergraduate and graduate students, their parents and employers) to assess the degree to which the institution\\u000a meets or exceeds customer requirements. Surveys conducted during the period 1989 to 1992 indicated in unambiguous terms that\\u000a the College’s educational programs were highly regarded, but that

  12. Bridging the Gap: Linking Co-Curricular Activities to Student Learning Outcomes in Community College Students

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    Storey, Katie Lauren

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the extent to which participation in co-curricular events enhances the achievement of student-learning outcomes in community college students. One community college in Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area Community College (CMACC), a pseudonym--was selected to research based on its robust co-curricular activity programming.…

  13. Surprise! Black Students Are Less Likely To Hold College Jobs.

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    Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 2003

    2003-01-01

    In 2001, more white students enrolled in college had jobs than their black counterparts. Factors affecting this gap include black students often must work at unpaid campus jobs as a condition of financial aid; middle class white students are less eligible for financial aid than low income black students so must secure jobs to help pay tuition; and…

  14. Academic Engagement among First-Year College Students: Precollege Antecedents

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    Grabowski, Stanislaw; Sessa, Valerie

    2014-01-01

    This study describes how student characteristics and environmental influences experienced in high school (and the interactions among them) impact academic engagement of first-semester college students. Data, collected from 300 first-year students at a single university at two different times, showed that precollege student characteristics of…

  15. Grading Standards, Student Ability and Errors in College Admission

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    Moen, Jarle; Tjelta, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Grades are important for admission of students in most higher education programs. Analyzing admission and student performance data at a major Norwegian business school, we find that the grading practice of teachers at regional colleges sending students to the school is affected by the average performance of the students being graded. Teachers at…

  16. Teaching effectiveness: Comparisons between traditional and nontraditional college students

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    John W. Keller; Nina Mattie; Stephen J. Vodanovich; Chris Piotrowski

    1991-01-01

    This article compares traditional college students' perceptions of effective teaching behaviors with nontraditional students' perceptions. A 15-item questionnaire was completed by undergraduates at a small Southeastern university. Nontraditional students viewed personality and interaction behaviors as more indicative of effective teaching, whereas traditional students focused on behaviors that potentially would enhance grades. The implications of the findings are discussed in light

  17. A Student Government Guidebook for Evergreen Valley College.

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    Chavez, Mauro

    Designed to help develop informed and capable student leadership in student affairs at Evergreen Valley College (EVC), this student government guide and text for Government 91 focuses on the major leadership needs and objectives of student government within a participatory framework. After an explanation of course objectives and requirements,…

  18. Residential Density: The Effects of Tripling College Students

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    Clark, Elizabeth A.; Jackson, Shannon; Everhart, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    Due to a greater number of students enrolling in higher educational institutions, an increase in demand for housing on college campuses exists putting a strain on infrastructure. In order to accommodate the students, some universities are tripling students in residential settings by putting three students in a room originally designed for two.…

  19. College Teacher Immediacy and Student Ratings of Instruction.

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    Moore, Alexis; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Examines the relationship between college student perceptions of teacher immediacy and student ratings of instruction. Notes that 266 students responded to instruments designed to measure the frequency of teachers' verbal and nonverbal immediacy behaviors. Finds positive correlation between immediacy and student ratings of instruction. Discusses…

  20. An Attributional Analysis of College Students' Resistance Decisions.

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    Kearney, Patricia; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Examines college students' resistance decisions in the classroom. Finds a greater likelihood of using teacher-owned techniques (teacher is at fault) with nonimmediate teachers and student-owned strategies (student assumes responsibility) with immediate teachers. Finds that neither teachers' compliance-gaining strategy type nor students' gender…

  1. The College Student with a Disability: A Faculty Handbook.

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    Smith, Lynn M.

    A guide to the instruction of students with disabilities is presented to enhance learning in a college or university setting. Various adjustments that can be made in the environment or in teaching style are suggested. The following categories of disabled students are addressed: blind students, partially sighted students, deaf or hearing-impaired…

  2. Interaction between College Students with Physical Disabilities and Their Professors.

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    The study investigated the nature of appropriate and inappropriate interaction behaviors between 91 college professors (74 with experience teaching disabled students) and 38 physically disabled students. Among findings was that professors who had taught disabled students were more comfortable with such students and interested in teaching them in…

  3. College Choice of Minority Students Admitted to Institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

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    Confer, Christopher; Mamiseishvili, Ketevan

    2012-01-01

    The study examined the factors that affected minority students' choice to enroll at private four-year faith-based institutions in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in the United States. The study utilized the data from the College Board's Admitted Student Questionnaire PLUS (ASQ PLUS) survey. The final sample included 283…

  4. Measuring Adjustment to College: Construct Validity of the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire

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    Feldt, Ronald C.; Graham, Melody; Dew, Dennis

    2011-01-01

    This study employed confirmatory factor analysis to examine the quality of fit of two measurement models of the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (N = 305). Following the observation of poor fit, exploratory factor analysis was used. Results indicated six factors that account for the variance in Student Adaptation to College

  5. Fostering Black Student Enrollment at Community Colleges and Historically Black Colleges in the Same Service Area.

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    Simmons, Brenda R.; Jackson, Anita

    Within the context of trends in minority student education, this paper urges community colleges and historically black colleges and universities to cooperatively encourage the enrollment, retention, graduation, and continuing education of black students. First, the paper points to such alarming trends as a sharp decline in the number of associate…

  6. Serving Community College Students on Probation: Four-Year Findings from Chaffey College's Opening Doors Program

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    Weiss, Michael; Brock, Thomas; Sommo, Colleen; Rudd, Timothy; Turner, Mary Clair

    2011-01-01

    Community colleges across the United States face a difficult challenge. On the one hand, they are "open access" institutions, with a mission to serve students from all backgrounds and at varying levels of college readiness. On the other hand, they must uphold high academic standards in order to maintain accreditation and prepare students for…

  7. Transition to College: Nonacademic Factors That Influence Persistence for Underprepared Community College Students

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    Paulson, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Community colleges provide access to higher education for a broad range of students. The majority require "remedial" coursework in reading, writing and, especially, math. Most students who begin with this remedial coursework do not go on to earn a certificate or degree. Low levels of college graduation have high direct cost, adversely…

  8. Achieving a College Education: The Psychological Experiences of Latina/o Community College Students

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    Zell, Maristela C.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the psychological and subjective experiences of Latina/o community college students. The impact of these experiences on their persistence toward achieving their education goals is also examined. Interviews with 17 community college students yielded 8 themes: overcoming personal and social challenges, maturation, self-discovery…

  9. First-generation college students: Characteristics, experiences, and cognitive development

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    Patrick T. Terenzini; Leonard Springer; Patricia M. Yaeger; Ernest T. Pascarella; Amaury Nora

    1996-01-01

    This study sought answers to three questions: (1) Do the precollege characteristics of first-generation students differ from those of traditional students? (2) Do first-generation students' college experiences differ from those of other students? (3) What are the educational consequences of any differences on first-year gains in students' reading, math, and critical thinking abilities? Answers come from 2,685 students (825 first-generation

  10. Black Students, Black Colleges: An African American College Choice Model.

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    McDonough, Patricia M.; Antonio, Anthony Lising; Trent, James W.

    1997-01-01

    Explores African Americans' college choice decisions, based on a national sample of 220,757 freshmen. Independent of gender, family income, or educational aspiration, the most powerful predictors for choosing historically black colleges and universities are geography, religion, the college's academic reputation, and relatives' desires. The top…

  11. A Comparison of a Sub-Population of Santa Monica College Students to Other Community College Students in the Southern California Area: An Analysis of the Results from the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire.

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    Ackermann, Susan P.

    Drawing from a nationwide pilot test of the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CCSEQ), a study was conducted to compare Santa Monica College (SMC) students (N=106) with students attending nine other Southern California community colleges (N=498). The CCSEQ was designed to provide information on the relationship between students'…

  12. Promoting Clinical Knowledge, Skills, and Empathy via a Creative Self-Suicide Assignment

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    Katrina Cook; Gerald A. Juhnke; Scott W. Peters; Christina R. Marbahc; Sally Day; Pierre Choucroun; Ria E. Baker

    2007-01-01

    Suicide is a leading cause of American deaths. Given suicide's overall frequency and negative effects, specialized suicide training is warranted. This article describes a creative self-suicide assignment designed to enhance doctoral students? suicide assessment and intervention knowledge and clinical skills, and promote greater counselor empathy for clients presenting with suicidal ideation. Doctoral students who participated in the assignment reported increased

  13. Relations between Suicidal Ideation and Dimensions of Depressive Symptoms in High-School Students

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    Chabrol, Henri; Rodgers, Rachel; Rousseau, Amelie

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the link between the different dimensions of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation in adolescents. A sample of 1057 adolescents completed the CES-D (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale) and three additional items measuring suicidal ideation. The four dimensions of depressive symptoms on the…

  14. Event Specific Drinking Among College Students

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    Neighbors, Clayton; Atkins, David C.; Lewis, Melissa A.; Lee, Christine M.; Kaysen, Debra; Mittmann, Angela; Fossos, Nicole; Rodriguez, Lindsey M.

    2011-01-01

    College represents a period of risk for heavy drinking and experiencing unwanted consequences associated with drinking. Previous research has identified specific events including holidays (e.g., New Years), school breaks (e.g., Spring Break) and personally relevant events (e.g., 21st birthdays) that are associated with elevated risk of heavy drinking and negative alcohol-related consequences. The systematic evaluation of relative risk offers insights into event specific drinking and an empirical basis upon which to consider allocation of limited prevention resources. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to provide a comparative index of drinking across a wide range of holidays and compare holiday drinking to 21st birthday drinking. Participants were 1,124 students (55% female) who had turned 21 within the previous three weeks in 2008 and provided 90-day retrospective reports of their drinking using the Timeline Follow-back. Results based on a hurdle mixed model for blood alcohol content (BAC) revealed several holidays that stand out for elevated drinking, including New Year’s Eve and July 4th, whereas other holidays appear more similar to weekend drinking, such as Spring Break (approximately last week of March) and graduation (mid-June). Drinking on holidays or special days was substantially lower than drinking on 21st birthdays. Results are discussed in terms of practical applications for targeted intervention efforts on college campuses toward specific events where elevated drinking is known to occur. PMID:21639597

  15. Stress and sleep patterns of college students.

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    Verlander, L A; Benedict, J O; Hanson, D P

    1999-06-01

    The present study investigated the relationship between stress and sleep. A self-report measure was used to assess three domains: environmental events, personality mediators, and emotional responses. It was hypothesized that one or more of the domains would predict seven different aspects of sleep. 227 college students completed the Derogatis Stress Profile and the Sleep Questionnaire. Analysis indicated that scores on emotional response were the best predictor of five different sleep aspects: depth of sleep, difficulties in waking up, quality and latency of sleep, negative affect in dreams, and sleep irregularity. Presence of environmental events was the best predictor for the length of sleep only. It was concluded that research looking at the effects of stress on sleep must consider all three components of stress and that perhaps the emotional response to stress is the best predictor of sleep complaints. PMID:10407896

  16. Student Satisfaction at The College of Staten Island: A Study of June 1980 Graduating Students.

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    Picciano, Anthony G.

    Characteristics of the 1980 graduating student population of the College of Staten Island and student satisfaction with their college experiences were studied. A modified version of the student attrition questionnaire of the National Center for Higher Education Management Services, which is appended, was administered to the 770 graduates and the…

  17. Student Needs and Expectations of Services Offered at a College Health Center

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    Cara Bartels

    2012-01-01

    College health services provide basic care addressing students’ physical and mental health needs. Many college students however are unaware of the health resources that their college provides through a health center. The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions and knowledge of college students regarding the care being delivered at one college health center. The nursing framework that

  18. Depressive Symptoms among College Students: An Assessment of the Influence of Environmental Factors on Retention Outcomes

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    Mudric, Mary Beth

    2012-01-01

    Depressive symptoms among college students have major implications for higher education institutions across the country. First-year college students are particularly susceptible to the various impacts that the college experience may produce during the transitional first year of college. The effects of depressive symptoms among college students in…

  19. Factors Associated With Small Cigar Use Among College Students

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    Sterling, Kymberle; Berg, Carla J.; Thomas, Akilah N.; Glantz, Stanton A.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.

    2013-01-01

    Objective To assess small cigar use among college students in the southeastern United States. Methods Data from a 2010 online survey were analyzed to examine small cigar smoking and its sociodemographic and psychosocial correlates among 4388 college students, aged 18–30. Results Small cigar users were more likely to be younger, male, black, and current cigarette, cigar, hookah, or marijuana smokers (p’s < .05). They reported lower perceived harm of smoking and greater sensation seeking and perceived stress. Menthol cigarette smokers were more likely to smoke small cigars. Conclusions Small cigar use and the co-occurrence of other tobacco and substance use should be addressed among college students. PMID:23985179

  20. ADHD in the college student: a block in the road.

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    Meaux, J B; Green, A; Broussard, L

    2009-04-01

    Older adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often struggle as they make the transition to college. Loss of parental supervision and structure, variable course schedules and the freedom and distractions of campus life can lead to health-risk behaviours for the college student with ADHD. The purpose of this study was to determine factors that help, as well as hinder, college students with ADHD as they learn to cope with everyday challenges of life and academics once they leave the structure and support of their parents' home. Investigators conducted semi-structured qualitative interviews with 15 college students with ADHD. Follow-up interviews confirmed and validated information obtained during initial interviews. In-depth qualitative analysis of transcribed interviews resulted in identification of three global themes: gaining insight about ADHD, managing life and utilizing sources of support. Each global theme contains factors that hinder, as well as factors that help the college student with ADHD. The factors that college students described as helping and hindering their transition to college can serve as the basis for interventions to educate and empower younger adolescents with ADHD well in advance of their transition to college. PMID:19291153

  1. Risk Factors for Suicide Attempts among Navajo Adolescents.

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    Grossman, David C.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Examines risk factors for adolescent suicide among Navajos by comparing survey responses of students having attempted suicide with those of other students. A history of mental health problems, alienation from family and community, and having a friend commit suicide put students at a higher risk for suicide. (CJS)

  2. Counselors Can Make a Difference in Preventing Adolescent Suicide.

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    Peach, Larry; Reddick, Thomas L.

    1991-01-01

    Asserts that school counselors can play vital role in the prevention of adolescent suicide. Lists warning signs of suicide risk and characteristics of at-risk students. Presents set of guidelines for helping potential suicide victims. Sees key to teenage suicide prevention to be communication skills. Identifies components for suicide prevention…

  3. The Effects of Work on Leadership Development among First-Year College Students

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    Salisbury, Mark H.; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Padgett, Ryan D.; Blaich, Charles

    2012-01-01

    A substantial proportion of college students have always worked while pursuing their college degree. However, despite decades of research on working college students, very little consensus has emerged about the effect of work on college student development. This study analyzes Wabash National Study (WNS) data from 2,931 first-year students at 19…

  4. Jason Radman Career Center Liaison -College of Business & International Students

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    Jason Radman Career Center Liaison - College of Business & International Students Jason is a career enjoys guiding students as they realize and pursue their interest and passion areas, and believes liaison to international students at CSU, and partners with the Office of International Programs to assist

  5. LGBT Students in Community College: Characteristics, Challenges, and Recommendations

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    Ivory, Brian T.

    2005-01-01

    Due to the transitory nature of students at community colleges, it is often difficult for student affairs professionals to connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and even more difficult for them to provide services for this invisible population.

  6. Motivation Predictors of College Student Academic Performance and Retention

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    Friedman, Barry A.; Mandel, Rhonda G.

    2012-01-01

    College student retention and performance in higher education are important issues for educational institutions, educators, and students. The purpose of this study was to determine if student needs for achievement, affiliation, autonomy, and dominance measured by the Needs Assessment Questionnaire (Heckert et al., 2000) could predict academic…

  7. College students' conceptualizations of nature: An interpretive world view analysis

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    William W. Cobern

    1993-01-01

    The research reported in this article addressed the fundamental question, What do students believe about the nature of the world around them? The research specifically addressed college students' fundamental beliefs about nature, that is, the natural world. Data were collected via semistructured interviews involving a set of elicitation devices used to encourage students to talk about the natural world. The

  8. Trinity College, The university of Dublin Mature Student

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    Trinity College, The university of Dublin Mature Student GUIDE www.tcd.ie #12;#12;Peer Support Email: disab@tcd.ie Trinity Access Programme: Foundation Course for Higher Education Mature Students Web: www.tcd.ie/Trinity_Access/courses/mature_students.php Email: iboydell@tcd.ie Phone: (01) 896 2754

  9. Dissonance as a Factor in College Student Evaluation of Faculty

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    Lavender, Abraham D.

    1977-01-01

    This paper finds that, in general, college students give lower ratings to professors with whom they have normative dissonance. It suggests that dissonance should be given more consideration, raising the possibility of "matching" students and professors. This would also increase the objectivity of student evaluations. (Author/BP)

  10. Stress and Coping Strategies among Community College Students

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    Pierceall, Emily A.; Keim, Marybelle C.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the degree of stress perceived by students at two community colleges in southern Illinois. The Perceived Stress Scale was used to gather data from 212 students enrolled in regularly scheduled psychology classes. Of the students, 75% were in a moderate stress category; 12% in a high stress category, and 13%…

  11. Selected Characteristics, Classified & Unclassified (Regular) Students; Community Colleges, Fall 1978.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.

    Fall 1978 enrollment data for Hawaii's community colleges and data on selected characteristics of students enrolled in regular credit programs are presented. Of the 27,880 registrants, 74% were regular students, 1% were early admittees, 6% were registered in non-credit apprenticeship programs, and 18% were in special programs. Regular student

  12. College Student Perceptions and Ideals of Advising: An Exploratory Analysis

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    Christian, Tiffany Y.; Sprinkle, Julie E.

    2013-01-01

    Student advising has been a staple of the college experience for decades. However, the importance of advising differs greatly through the lens of the observer. Students may feel that advising is a "waste of time" or that they already know what they need to take to meet degree requirements. Conversely, other students may want the added…

  13. Graduate Students on Campus: Needs and Implications for College Counselors

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    Benshoff, James M.; Cashwell, Craig S.; Rowell, P. Clay

    2015-01-01

    Graduate students compose an important segment of university and college populations. However, institutions of higher education often have not addressed adequately their status as adult students with different developmental and life issues and concerns. This article defines and describes the needs of graduate students, discusses implications, and…

  14. Academic Achievement of Red Deer College Students at Alberta Universities.

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    Burford, Charles Thomas

    The purpose of this study was to report on the academic achievement of Red Deer College transfer students at three Alberta Universities for 1968-1971. Transfer students were matched with native students from the universities using session year, year of program, degree sought, age, sex, and first year cumulative grade-point average. These matched…

  15. College Aspirations and Preparation: How AVID Students Beat the Odds

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    Cronin, Dana

    2013-01-01

    A study of "at risk" high school youth revealed how student participation in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program positively affected student achievement and increased college aspirations and entrance rates. The experiences of the students, teachers, and administrators were examined using a case study approach…

  16. College Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors regarding Sex and Contraceptives

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    Toews, Michelle L.; Yazedjian, Ani

    2012-01-01

    This study examined gender differences in college students' knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behaviors of 1,004 predominantly heterosexual students. Results indicated that students had limited knowledge about contraceptives and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Females had a more positive view about contraceptives and males had more…

  17. Needs Assessment of International Students at Eastern Oregon State College.

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    Eid, Mamoud Taha; Jordan-Domschot, Theresa

    The purpose of the research project was to assess the needs, satisfaction, and concerns of international students attending Eastern Oregon State College. The international student population consisted of students from Micronesia, Netherlands, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Japan, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Canada, Nigeria, China,…

  18. Tutoring Strategies for LD College Students' Common Writing Errors.

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    deBeer, Liz

    Despite the repeated adage that "no two LD (learning disabled) students are alike, it is not only possible but important to focus on the most common errors of LD college writers in order to learn how best to serve these students. There are in fact two main categories of these students: severely learning disabled and classically learning disabled.…

  19. The Success of Nontraditional College Students in an IT World

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    Henson, Amy R.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine the extent that computer-related factors affect the success of nontraditional college students. Since nontraditional students typically have fewer skills than traditionally-aged students, they may be less efficacious regarding their ability to use technology. Unfortunately, such reduced confidence may…

  20. Use and Perception of Electronic Cigarettes among College Students

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    Trumbo, Craig W.; Harper, Raquel

    2013-01-01

    Objective: This study provides insight into how electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may affect the social normative environment for tobacco use among college students. Participants: Participants were 244 freshman and sophomore students. Methods: Students completed an online self-report survey in April 2011. Results: There is a higher acceptance…

  1. College Students' Technology Arc: A Model for Understanding Progress

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    Langer, Arthur; Knefelkamp, L. Lee

    2008-01-01

    This article introduces the Student Technology Arc, a model that evaluates college students 'technology literacy, or how they operate within an education system influenced by new technologies. Student progress is monitored through the Arc's 5 interdependent stages, which reflect growing technological maturity through levels of increasing cognitive…

  2. Developmental and Contextual Perspectives on Bereaved College Students

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    Taub, Deborah J.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.

    2008-01-01

    Because bereavement is a common experience among college students, institutions of higher education must understand how students respond to death loss to take actions to assist them appropriately. How students cope with the death of someone close to them is tied to their unique developmental status, the climate of the campus, and their personal…

  3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for a College Population: Applications at Sarah Lawrence College and beyond

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    Engle, Erin; Gadischkie, Stephen; Roy, Nance; Nunziato, Dina

    2013-01-01

    Trends in college mental health literature suggest many college and university counseling centers are facing increased demands for services. Moreover, survey data suggest that counseling center directors and staff perceive increases in serious psychopathology, suicidality, and nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior, along with other typical student

  4. Measuring Student-Faculty Interaction for Nontraditional College Students: A Comparison of Data Collection Tools

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    Calsolaro Smulsky, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    As an online institution of higher education, Excelsior College strives to ensure delivery of high quality online courses leading to student success. A key benchmark for student success is student-faculty interaction (SFI). The decade-old National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures several benchmarks including student-faculty interaction…

  5. Mental Health Treatment Barriers among Racial/Ethnic Minority versus White Young Adults 6 Months after Intake at a College Counseling Center

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    Miranda, Regina; Soffer, Ariella; Polanco-Roman, Lillian; Wheeler, Alyssa; Moore, Alyssa

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study examined mental health treatment barriers following intake at a counseling center among racially/ethnically diverse college students. Methods: College students (N = 122) seen for intake at a college counseling center in 2012-2013 completed self-reports of depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and mental health treatment…

  6. Latino Student Transition to College: Assessing Difficulties and Factors in Successful College Adjustment. 1994 AIR Annual Forum Paper.

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    Hurtado, Sylvia; And Others

    This study explores the factors that affect Latino college student experiences in the first year of college and adjustment in the second year of study when many minority students dropout. The study examined data from five primary sources and focused on Latino college students who were semifinalists for a national scholarship award. The National…

  7. Routine Activity Theory and Sexual Deviance Among Male College Students

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    Arrick Jackson; Katherine Gilliland; Louis Veneziano

    2006-01-01

    Much research on sexual deviance on university and college campuses is limited by its narrow focus on group affiliation. In this study, it is argued that prior deviance and opportunity serve as more robust predictor variables of sexual deviance. Using a sample of 304 male college students from four universities within the Ohio Valley Conference, this paper utilizes Analytic moment

  8. Community College Study Abroad: Implications for Student Success

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    Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Rhodes, Gary M.; Biscarra, Albert

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this research is to explore whether participation in study abroad by community college students impacts levels of engagement and if there is a connection between studying abroad and academic achievement. While university-level studies have a history in exploring these questions, the same is not true for community colleges. The…

  9. Living with Loss: A Group for Bereaved College Students.

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    Janowiak, Sharon M.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Students faced with the challenge of grieving in a college setting bring unique concerns and difficulties to this task. A seven-session bereavement group run under the auspices of a college counseling center are described. Evaluations administered at the end group sessions indicated that the participants found the most valuable aspect of the group…

  10. Alcohol use among college students: Some competing hypotheses

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    Amnon Igra; Rudolf H. Moos

    1979-01-01

    This paper presents a longitudinal study of alcohol use among college students. Three hypothesized predictors of alcohol use are found to have an independent effect when the other predictors and prior drinking are held constant: the drinking context of the dormitory living group, informal social involvement in college, and lack of commitment to religious and academic values. These predictors are

  11. Gambling among College Students: Extent and Social Characteristics.

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    Adebayo, Bob

    In winter 1994, Alberta Vocational College (Canada) conducted a study to explore the extent of gambling among college students; examine the preferences, frequency, intensity, duration, and maximum wagers associated with gambling activities; identify gambling-related problems; and create awareness of the extent of gambling participation and…

  12. Having Autism as a Student at Briarcliffe College

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    Brazier, Jamie

    2013-01-01

    His name is Brett Schmidt, and he is a college student with Autism. His greatest challenge of having autism is communication. When he first applied to Briarcliffe College, he was given an e-mail address to the Campus Portal. He had to train himself to look at the portal frequently for communication and information. On the start of the semester, he…

  13. Underprepared, Ethnically Diverse Community College Students: Factors Contributing to Persistence

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    Barbatis, Peter

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the perceptions of underprepared college students who had participated in a first-year learning community at an urban, culturally diverse, commuter campus in the southeastern United States. Perceptions of graduates and those who earned at least 30 college-level credit hours were compared to…

  14. Exploring Faculty Perceptions toward Working with Academically Vulnerable College Students

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    Quick, Robin L.

    2013-01-01

    This study is an exploratory study of faculty members' knowledge and perceptions toward of with academically vulnerable college students who are specifically experiencing reading and writing difficulties. Data were gathered from 174 college faculty at six higher education institutions throughout northwestern Pennsylvania via an online…

  15. Outsourcing Student Housing in American Community Colleges: Problems and Prospects

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    Bekurs, Gray

    2007-01-01

    Today's community colleges are experiencing tremendous growth at a time when higher education is experiencing little success in the fierce battle for public funding. Administrators believe that providing housing on college campuses increases enrollment and improves access, but they are having difficulty meeting students' demands for both quantity…

  16. College Credit for Prior Learning: A Student Handbook. Draft.

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    Hengesbach, Ted

    A step-by-step guide for seeking college credit for prior learning is presented in this Indiana University (IU) student handbook. The External Degree Program in General Studies at Indiana University at South Bend awards college credit toward the Associate and/or Bachelors of General Studies degree for knowledge and understanding gained through…

  17. The Effect of Service Learning on Community College Students

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    Sass, Margaret S.; Coll, Ken

    2015-01-01

    This study discusses the implementation of a service learning component in community college communication 101 level courses. Through the execution of a service learning component in communication classes at a community college, students' communicative competency and attitude toward community service is assessed. Using two different delivery…

  18. Undocumented College Students, Taxation, and Financial Aid: A Technical Note

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    Olivas, Michael A.

    2009-01-01

    A surprising amount of litigation and legislation has erupted over undocumented college students. Victims at the federal level are the DREAM Act and immigration reform. Financial aid raises technical issues for undocumented college applicants and for the citizen children of undocumented parents. Generally, the undocumented are ineligible for…

  19. Environmental Worldview and Concern of College Students in the Philippines

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    Su, Glenn L. Sia

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: Most people profess to care for the environment, but there is considerable diversity on what people generally care for and the reasons for their concern. This study aims to understand college students' worldviews, attitudes, and perceptions and determine the factors affecting their environmental concern. The study aims to focus on college

  20. Predictors of College Adjustment Among Hispanic Students1

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    Ani Yazedjian; Michelle L. Toews; Texas State

    The purpose of this study is to assess personal and interpersonal predictors of college adjustment among a sample of 190 first-year Hispanic students. Specifically, we examined the extent to which personal factors such as self-esteem, accul- turation, and ethnic identity and interpersonal factors such as parental education and parental attachment predicted adjust- ment during the first year of college. A

  1. The Mathematics Anxiety of Bilingual Community College Students

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    Iossi, Laura Hillerbrand

    2009-01-01

    Math anxiety levels and performance outcomes were compared for bilingual and monolingual community college Intermediate Algebra students attending a culturally diverse urban commuter college. Participants (N = 618, 250 men, 368 women; 361 monolingual, 257 bilingual) completed the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) and a demographics instrument.…

  2. Why Latino Students Are Failing to Attend College

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    Stern, Gary M.

    2009-01-01

    When the University of Chicago's Consortium on Chicago School Research published "From High School to the Future: Potholes on the Road to College" in March 2008, it wasn't expecting to focus on the major problems faced by Latino students in applying to, enrolling in, and attending college. But as its research expanded, it was clear that Latino…

  3. Transfer Student Information Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Fall 2013 Transfer Student Information Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication 1. You: the online application at grady.uga.edu and the written statement of interest. The combined GPA in Areas I 25%. 4. When you transfer to UGA, you will begin as a pre-journalism major in Franklin College

  4. Residential Broadband Access for Students at Walters State Community College

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    Hurst, Mark A.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the availability of internet access for students attending Walters State Community College during the spring semester 2010. In particular, it is unknown to what degree broadband internet access is available in the counties that Walters State considers the service area of the college. The research was…

  5. College students򠰥rceptions of the national animal identification system 

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    Long, Jeanie Marie

    2009-05-15

    The purpose of this study was to determine awareness, knowledge, and perceptions of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) among college students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Since the issue of a...

  6. Assessing the Health Behaviors of Texas College Students.

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    Wiley, David C.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Using telephone surveys, researchers examined the health behaviors of 1,408 Texas college students. Results indicated that most had consumed alcohol at least once, and nearly one-third were regular smokers. Most were sexually active but did not use condoms. Over half had never received HIV/AIDS education in college. (SM)

  7. Pleasure Reading by College Students: Fact or Fiction?

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    Blackwood, Charlene; And Others

    A study examined how much time college students spend reading for pleasure, when they do the most pleasure reading, and whether or not parental encouragement plays a role in pleasure reading habits. Subjects, 219 female and 113 male college seniors at a small public liberal arts university, completed three questionnaires as part of the…

  8. The Experiences and Needs of Transgender Community College Students

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    Beemyn, Genny

    2012-01-01

    The experiences and needs of college students who identify on the transgender spectrum (androgynous, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, transfeminine, transmaculine, transgender, etc.) have begun to be explored in recent years, but this work has largely been limited to four-year colleges and universities. Virtually no research has considered the…

  9. Stress Tolerance: New Challenges for Millennial College Students

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    Bland, Helen W.; Melton, Bridget F.; Welle, Paul; Bigham, Lauren

    2012-01-01

    Problem: College years have been deemed as one of the most stressful periods of a person's life (Hales, 2009). The millennial generation of college students are unique in characteristics, including the manner in which they handle stressors. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify lifestyle habits and coping strategies that may be…

  10. Do and Should Financial Aid Packages Affect Students' College Choices?

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    Christopher Avery; Caroline Minter Hoxby

    2003-01-01

    Every year, thousands of high school seniors with high college aptitude face complicated menus' of scholarship and aid packages designed to affect their college choices. Using an original survey designed for this paper, we investigate whether students respond to their menus' like rational human capital investors. Whether they make the investments efficiently is important not only because they are the

  11. Why Needy Students Miss out on Elite Colleges

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    Glenn, David

    2009-01-01

    This article reports on the studies of Caroline M. Hoxby, a professor of economics at Stanford University; and Sarah E. Turner, a professor of economics and education at the University of Virginia, who examine why bright students from low-income families do not apply to select colleges. After analyzing millions of records from the College Board,…

  12. Transition into College Sports: The Freshman Student-Athlete.

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    Purdy, Dean; And Others

    Changes in attitude, motivation, and values take place in the academic, athletic, and social areas of student-athletes' lives during their freshman year of college. Twenty incoming college freshman athletes involved in "revenue" sports (football, basketball, and ice hockey) participated in this study and were interviewed in the fall and again in…

  13. College Students' Openness toward Autism Spectrum Disorders: Improving Peer Acceptance

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    Nevill, Rose E. A.; White, Susan W.

    2011-01-01

    One probable consequence of rising rates of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in individuals without co-occurring intellectual disability is that more young adults with diagnoses or traits of ASD will attend college and require appropriate supports. This study sought to explore college students' openness to peers who demonstrate…

  14. Student Participation in Dual Enrollment and College Success

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    Jones, Stephanie J.

    2014-01-01

    The study investigated the impact of dual enrollment participation on the academic preparation of first-year full-time college students at a large comprehensive community college and a large research university. The research design was causal-comparative and utilized descriptive and inferential statistics. Multivariate analysis of variances were…

  15. Student Development among Community College Participants in Study Abroad Programs

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    Drexler, Devi S.; Campbell, Dale F.

    2011-01-01

    For decades, institutions of higher education have provided study abroad opportunities for college students wishing to increase and expand their intellectual and social skills. While many universities around the country have supported successful international exchange and study abroad programs, there is little research on community college study…

  16. Psychotherapy with College Student Survivors of War and Political Trauma

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    Jackson, Kathryn; Seeman, David

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to bring to the fore a topic that has received little mention in the college student literature: conducting psychotherapy with survivors of war and political trauma who seek treatment at college and university counseling centers. Following a discussion of political trauma in relation to typical developmental…

  17. An Attempt to Extinguish Conservation of Weight in College Students

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    Miller, Scott A.; And Others

    1973-01-01

    These results stand in sharp contrast to those previously reported which concluded that most college students will abandon conservation; the present finding is of strong (though less than perfect) resistance. (Authors/CB)

  18. Promoting Student Adjustment to College: A Counseling Technique Utilizing Humor.

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    Prerost, Frank J.

    1983-01-01

    Introduces a method called the Humorous Imagery Situation Technique to systematically utilize humor when counseling college students and other persons with adjustment difficulties. Demonstrates the usefulness of the HIST with a case study. (LLL)

  19. Compulsive Eating, Dieting, Stress, and Hostility among College Students.

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    Kagan, Dona M.; Squires, Rose L.

    1984-01-01

    Developed and administered three subscales for assessing sources of stress among college students (N=423). Compulsive eating behaviors were widespread and strongly related to stress and covert hostility, but there was no evidence of bulimia in this sample. (JAC)

  20. "Parenting" Students: Applying Developmental Psychology to the College Classroom.

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    Barnas, Mary

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the author's development of teaching style from a permissive to an authoritarian to an authoritative teaching style. Uses research on parenting styles to understand the college classroom and argues that a teacher's view of students affects their teaching. (CMK)