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Hensel, Desiree; Todd, Katherine Leigh; Engs, Ruth C. – College Student Journal, 2014
Problem: Institutes of higher learning are increasingly trying to address the issue of problem drinking. The purpose of this study was to determine how patterns in alcohol use and smoking by college students, as well as their illness patterns, have changed over 20 years. Methods: A cross-sectional serial survey design was used for this descriptive…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Behavior, Drinking, Smoking
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Houtsonen, Jarmo; Kylmä, Jari; Korhonen, Teija; Välimäki, Maritta; Suominen, Tarja – College Student Journal, 2014
People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are often subject to blame, fear and avoidance, particularly if they are perceived as personally responsible for their infection due to their risky behaviour or life style choices. Some people however, react to PLWHA with sympathy and a willingness to care. This paper explores how university students (n = 282)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Koff, Rosalind N.; Moreno, Megan A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Internet use is widespread among the older adolescent population. Given the pervasiveness and frequency of internet use, concerns have been raised regarding the impact of excess internet use on adolescent health. In order to understand the impact of internet use on health, we must have accurate and reliable measures of internet use. This study…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Internet, Telecommunications
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Sages, Ronald A.; Britt, Sonya L.; Cumbie, Julie A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Finances are frequently cited by college administrators as a top cause of college student stress and drop out. Positive financial behaviors can help prevent financial stress and possibly help with college student retention rates. According to past research, financial behaviors can be predicted based on certain demographic characteristics, resource…
Descriptors: Correlation, Anxiety, Money Management, College Students
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Wagner, Meredith; Rhee, Yeong – College Student Journal, 2013
Problem: College life brings with it many challenges for students' well-being including stress, trouble sleeping, anxiety, and difficulties with relationships. However, evidence of substantial variation in organization and availability of health-focused resources on college campuses has been documented and students' interest in health-related…
Descriptors: Sleep, Stress Variables, Grief, College Students
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Burnett, Audrey J.; Sabato, Todd M.; Walter, Katherine Ott; Kerr, Dianne L.; Wagner, Laurie; Smith, Amy – College Student Journal, 2013
HIV, AIDS, STIs, and unwanted pregnancy continue to impact young adults in the U.S. at a disproportionate rate, particularly during the college years. Attributional style (i.e., locus of control) influences one's HIV risk. Internal locus of control indicates a lower risk of HIV infection, whereas an external locus of control signals an increased…
Descriptors: Sexuality, College Students, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Hogan, Eileen A.; Bryant, Sarah K.; Overymyer-Day, Leslie E. – College Student Journal, 2013
The acquisition of credit card debt by college students has long been a topic of concern. This study explores relationships among debt, undesirable academic behaviors and cognitions, and academic performance, through surveys of 338 students in a public university, replicating two past measures of credit card debt and creating new measures of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Debt (Financial), Delinquency, Academic Achievement
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Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody; McDaniel, Tyler – College Student Journal, 2013
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 Females,…
Descriptors: Sleep, Obesity, Health Behavior, Correlation
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Lowinger, Robert Jay – College Student Journal, 2012
A sample of 201 college students were surveyed with respect to their perceptions of severity and willingness to seek psychological help for drug and alcohol problems. Results indicated that students perceive alcohol problems as significantly less serious than drug problems and are significantly less willing to seek help for alcohol problems. Males…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Alcoholism, Student Attitudes, Psychology
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Burgess, Stephen R.; Stermer, Steven Paul; Burgess, Melinda C. R. – College Student Journal, 2012
The relations between media consumption, especially TV viewing, and school performance have been extensively examined. However, even though video game playing may have replaced TV viewing as the most frequent form of media usage, relatively little research has examined its relations to school performance, especially in older students. We surveyed…
Descriptors: Homework, Mass Media Effects, Television, College Students
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Pisarik, Christopher T. – College Student Journal, 2009
This study examined the relationships among motivational orientations based on self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000b) and burnout among undergraduate college students. A sample of 191 university students was administered the "Academic Motivation Scale" (Vallerand et al., 1992) and the "Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, Student Motivation, Burnout
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; McNeely, Andrea – College Student Journal, 2008
Analysis of survey data from 326 undergraduates at a large southeastern university revealed significant differences between men and women in their sexual beliefs. Specifically, men were more likely to think that oral sex is not sex; that cybersex is not cheating, that men can't tell if a woman is faking orgasm and that sex frequency drops in…
Descriptors: College Students, Marriage, Sexuality, Student Surveys
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Sanchez-Leguelinel, Caridad – College Student Journal, 2008
Previous research and retention interventions have been primarily targeted towards the freshmen, first-year experience (Gardner, Pattengale, & Schreiner, 2000; Pattengale & Schreiner, 2000) and yet, sophomores are a uniquely vulnerable group with increasing levels of dissatisfaction and attrition (Boivin, Fountain, & Baylis, 2000).This article…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Program Evaluation, Academic Persistence, Program Effectiveness
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Davis, Jason L.; Davis, Harley – College Student Journal, 2007
A sample of 58 students in career and technology teacher education and training and development was surveyed to determine self-perception as to their competency in five constructs containing 43 elements related to personal computer knowledge and skills. In an analysis of all computer knowledge and skill elements combined, there was no…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Statistical Significance, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Burgess, Brigitte; Kaya, Naz – College Student Journal, 2007
This study examined whether gender influenced college students' attitudes regarding classroom seating layout. Seating layouts included: a) rows of tablet-arm chairs, b) U-shaped, c) clusters, and d) rows of tables with individual chairs. The sample consisted of 912 college students. Factor analysis yielded two dimensions: "Feeling at Ease" and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Females, Interpersonal Relationship
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