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Early, Sherry L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The leadership capacity of resident assistants can be impacted by many experiences, including involvement in mentoring relationships. The purpose of this study was to examine if and how resident assistants' leadership capacities are influenced by participating in these relationships. A sample of 6,006 resident assistants was analyzed using data…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Mentors, Leadership
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Koch, Virginia Albaneso – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Developing resident assistant (RA) training is a challenge for most housing and residence life staff. Grounded in the author's doctoral research on the curricular design of RA training programs, this study summarizes current practices in three types of RA training programs--preservice training, in-service training, and academic courses--and…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, Training, Teaching Methods
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Frazier, William R.; Eighmy, Myron A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This study focuses on a wellness learning community in order to report changes that were made to its operation and to determine if its members had higher levels of satisfaction than did other students living in the same residence hall. Research was conducted on the wellness learning community at a Midwest university to determine if changes made in…
Descriptors: Wellness, Living Learning Centers, Student Satisfaction, Change
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Soria, Krista M.; Taylor, Leonard, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Strengths-based approaches are expanding in higher education; however, little is known about the impacts of these approaches in housing and residence life settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between first-year students' strengths interactions in housing and their engagement and retention. The results suggest that…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Campuses, College Housing, College Students
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Taub, Deborah J.; Johnson, R. Bradley; Reynolds, Torry – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Gender-neutral housing has recently become an option at colleges and universities across the U.S. Chief housing officers at Association of College and University Housing Officers-International member institutions were surveyed online about the status of gender-neutral housing at their respective campuses, using an instrument adapted by the…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Housing, Dormitories, College Students
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Kirkness, Verna J.; Barnhardt, Ray – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
American Indian/First Nations/Native People have been historically under-represented in the ranks of college and university graduates in Canada and the United States. From an institutional perspective, the problem has been typically defined in terms of low achievement, high attrition, poor retention, weak persistence, etc., thus placing the onus…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education
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Singson, Jamie M.; Tachine, Amanda R.; Davidson, Charlotte E.; Waterman, Stephanie J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The experiences of Native Students in campus housing has had limited attention in scholarship, which restricts cultural understanding and opportunities to create inclusive living environments. College and university housing is well positioned to create a positive living environment for students. We raise concerns on how higher education…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Campuses, Site Selection, College Housing
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Berg, Stephen A.; Stoner, James C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Selecting resident assistants is integral to the success of housing operations on college and university campuses. Recruiting high-performing student staff is a priority in achieving departmental goals. Despite the importance of this process and the amount of time and resources expended during selection, there is scarce research investigating the…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Personnel Selection, Job Performance
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Boone, Katherine B.; Davidson, Denise L.; Bauman, Mark – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The evolution of the resident assistant position and its history are important to understanding its increasing complexities. In this article we examine how court cases and federal legislation, along with changes in popular culture, have altered and shaped the role of the resident assistant. Our premise is that this role, originally relatively…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, College Housing, Role
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Healea, C. Daryl; Hale, Patrick J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Recruiting a diverse staff of resident assistants at an institution of American higher education involves both challenges and opportunities. This study employed the theoretical framework of multicultural organizational development to explore how diversity was cultivated in a resident assistant staff and why that staff exhibited a particular form…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Recruitment, Student Employment
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Benjamin, Mimi; Davis, Laura – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Employment can enhance learning for many college students, and on-campus jobs provide unique opportunities for this experience. The resident advisor position is one on-campus position offering the potential for learning experiences. This qualitative study highlights learning noted by 78 resident advisors at a large research institution during a…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Learning, Student Employment
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Molina, Danielle K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Emergency response is an essential function of all residential life staff, but particularly for resident assistants serving on the front line. This organizational ethnography examined the role that professional identity played for early-career residential life practitioners engaged in emergency management. The data elucidated heroism as a…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, College Housing, Resident Advisers, College Students
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Stark, Rachael H.; Anderson, Sharon K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This qualitative study explores the moral behavior in the lived experience of resident assistants who administer disciplinary policy at a large, public, urban institution located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The 12 participants volunteered to be interviewed by the first author utilizing the research question, "What is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Higher Education, Interviews
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Henninger, William R., IV; Osbeck, Anastasia; Eshbaugh, Elaine M.; Madigan, Christopher – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Loneliness is an issue that is ubiquitous across college and university campuses. Studies have shown that students who utilize campus counseling services report loneliness as one of the most common issues for which they seek counseling. Although loneliness has been studied in the social sciences, little attention has been paid to predictors of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Housing, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Leytem, Michael; Stark, Emily – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
College resident halls pose a threat for a catastrophic event in the case of fire, but little research has examined potential influences on students' responses to fire alarms, particularly the role of social influence in affecting their behaviors. In the current study, residence hall inhabitants reported their knowledge about fire safety, their…
Descriptors: Dormitories, College Housing, Social Influences, Fire Protection
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