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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Kerschner, David; Payne, Jessica M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This investigation reports findings from survey data collected from 5,880 students enrolled at seven U.S. research universities. Building on previous studies, this investigation found that hazing occurred across a range of student groups and included high-risk drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Although students…
Descriptors: Hazing, Student Personnel Services, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Sarubbi, Molly; Marquez Kiyama, Judy; Harper, Casandra E. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This article reviews how orientation programs perpetuate or combat an ideology of invisibility for families of Color during the transition into college. Findings identify the ways in which ideologies of invisibility or support are constructed through institutional messaging of dismissal or welcome that influence the engagement of families of…
Descriptors: Ideology, Minority Groups, Learner Engagement, School Orientation
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Kilgo, Cindy Ann; Linley, Jodi L.; Bennett, LaVonya M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Our study examines how negative and positive diversity interactions influence students' psychological well-being. Specifically, we explore how diversity interactions influence students' psychological well-being at the end of their first year of college and how these experiences vary by race. Our findings suggest that while negative diversity…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, College Freshmen
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Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Knight, Sarah; McCready, Adam – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The authors examine components of pre-trip preparation that influence student trip experiences and learning related to short-term immersion programs. With the use of a transformative learning framework and a multisite longitudinal case study, key components emerged as essential in preparing students for these experiences: community building,…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Fund Raising, Social Justice, Leadership Training
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Shelton, Leslie Jo – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored 16 undocumented Latinx college students' perceptions of campus climate through the lens of sense of belonging. Barriers to belonging include: (a) experiencing racism and hostility from majoritized students, (b) limited visibility of other Latinx and/or undocumented students, and (c) blocked social opportunities.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Lynch, R. Jason; Glass, Chris R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
College student affairs professionals increasingly act as first responders to student crises. This article describes the development and validation of an instrument designed to measure symptoms of secondary trauma within a sample of student affairs professionals (n = 617). Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the instrument and its…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Trauma
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Blavos, Alexis A.; Glassman, Tavis J.; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Thompson, Amy J.; DeNardo, Faith – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This study examined the relationship between medical marijuana laws and student utilization rates, perceptions, and experiences. Participants were students in 37 states attending institutions of higher education. Students who went to college in states that adopted medical marijuana laws were more likely to use marijuana and experience academic and…
Descriptors: Laws, Marijuana, State Legislation, Drug Therapy
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Berger, Edward; Caruccio, Julie; Lampe, Lisa – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This three-year study examined academic outcomes of students in an engineering school supported by two student support models: (a) a decentralized model typical of the institution and (b) a partnership model in which a student affairs professional was embedded within the engineering school. Descriptive statistics and a logistic regression model…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Student Personnel Services
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Johnson, Jennifer Michelle – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explores the college choice motivations of 48 African American alumni of 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Through narrative inquiry, findings reveal although positive interactions with HBCU students and alumni pique interest in learning more about HBCUs, racial isolation and alienation remain salient…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Choice, Motivation, Alumni
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Taylor, Z. W. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Research suggests that L2 students (English-language learners) do not access postsecondary education as the same level as L1 (native English-speaking) peers. Using a computational linguistics approach, this study analyzes financial aid application instructions from 341 randomly selected four-year, Title IV-participating U.S. institutions. Results…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Second Language Learning, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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Ardoin, Sonja; Crandall, Rebecca E.; Shinn, Jeremiah – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Attention to key skills has long guided the field of student affairs, prompting exploration into the preparation of new professionals; yet, Senior Student Affairs Officers' (SSAO) insights on this topic remain relatively unknown. Because these individuals influence early-career success, this qualitative study explores SSAOs' perspectives on…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Competency Based Education
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Nguyen, David J.; Mathuews, Katy; Herron, Amber; Troyer, Rose; Graman, Zachary; Goode, W. Ashley; Shultz, Alisha; Tackett, Kelli; Moss, Mariah – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Guided by transformative learning theory, this autoethnography chronicles eight graduate students' participation in a year-long collaborative research project and their journey toward revolutionizing their understandings of research, college students' daily lives, and theory-to-practice. Recommendations for higher education and student affairs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Student Experience, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Jang, Nayoung; Jarratt, Lindsay; Bono, Tim – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This paper provides new insights into the process of college adjustment by examining week-by-week trends in college belonging and well-being within a sample of 12,529 responses from 882 students at a private, selective university. These adjustment outcomes generally improve throughout the first semester, but the patterns are certainly not linear,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Environment, Well Being, Sense of Community
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Bolitzer, Liza Ann; Christensen, Monica Coen; Williams, Leslie A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This study examines experiential learning within a higher education master's program through the experience of 15 higher education master's students who participate in a structured internship program. Study findings speak to the importance of facilitating connections between students' prior knowledge, theories of higher education, and on-site…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Novices, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Valdois, Ahneka – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Many higher education policymakers are concerned about factors related to student success. One proposed model is the thriving model, which focuses on students' psychological wellbeing. In China, little is known about university students' psychological wellbeing. This study examined pathways to thriving among students enrolled in an American…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Welfare, College Students, Private Colleges
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