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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2010
In the last issue of "About Campus," the author outlined the research studies that she presented with Eric J. McIntosh, Denise Nelson, and Shannon Pothovenin in 2009, which led to the creation of the Thriving Quotient, a reliable and valid 35-item instrument that measures the changeable psychological qualities in students that affect their ability…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Characteristics, Psychological Studies, Student Experience
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Sax, Linda J. – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the author shares her research findings on the differences between how men and women respond to college. She explores some of the cornerstones of the undergraduate experience--living away from home, interacting with faculty, being academically engaged, and learning about diversity--and how they contribute in unique ways to women's…
Descriptors: Females, Student Experience, Student Development, Males
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Harper, Shaun R. – About Campus, 2005
More than two-thirds of all African American males who begin college never finish. This and a legion of other discouraging facts about African American males are the usual headlines. Sharon Fries-Britt suggests that "the disproportionate focus on Black underachievement in the literature not only distorts the image of the community of Black…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Males, High Achievement