Graduate students -- Social networks -- United States.
Professional socialization -- United States.
Undergraduate student involvement has been linked to retention and satisfaction (Astin, 1993; Tinto, 1993); however, no empirical research has yet been conducted on the outcomes of involvement at the graduate level. We interviewed 10
doctoral students in higher education in order to explore graduate student involvement, finding that it is not only markedly different from
undergraduate involvement, but that it is an integral part of the socialization process for the future profession.
African American college students -- Mental health.
College environment -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
This study is an investigation of stress and coping among African American students at a predominantly White college/university (PWCU) and a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and their relationship to academic
performance. Participants were 203 African American students (101 from a mid-size predominantly White midwestern state university and 102 from an HBCU located on the East
Coast). Perceived stress, minority status stress, and coping behaviors were measured. Multivariate comparisons revealed that African American
students on the PWCU campus experienced higher levels of minority status stressors compared to their counterparts at the HBCU. Participants
from both universities were generally similar in their use of coping strategies and in their levels of overall perceived stress. An exploratory model
and an alternate model of stress and coping processes were tested. Both models highlight the
unique contribution of minority status stressors to academic performance.
Indian college students -- United States -- Attitudes.
Prediction of scholastic success -- United States.
Multicultural education -- United States.
Using a national sample (n = 643) of Native American students who took the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), the researcher identified how student involvement and institutional commitment to diversity predicted student
learning. Native American students reported higher levels of learning when the institution's commitment to diversity was strong and when students were frequently engaged in discussion
with others, particularly when that discussion required students to synthesize and integrate
information from various sources. Suggestions are made for student affairs efforts to boost institutional emphasis on diversity and to increase frequency of peer discussion.
College students -- Religious life -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Attitudes.
Evangelicalism -- United States.
As part of a larger investigation into the experiences of 25 evangelical Christian student leaders at two public universities, students were interviewed to determine how they conceptualized their religious identity as well as how that
dimension of their identity impacted their roles and responsibilities as students. Results suggest that the public identity work of these students may involve two interrelated, yet distinct, processes: identity revelation and "identity authentication."
Nesheim, Becki Elkins.
Guentzel, Melanie J.
Kellogg, Angela H.
McDonald, William M., 1958-
Wells, Cynthia A.
Whitt, Elizabeth J.
College student development programs -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States.
Although academic and student affairs partnership programs have been cited as potential means to create seamless learning environments for undergraduate students, little research exists on the outcomes of such programs for students. The
Boyer Partnership Assessment Project examined the outcomes for students participating in
academic and student affairs partnership programs at 18 institutions. Four categories of student outcomes were identified: acclimation to the institution, engagement, student learning,
and academic and career decisions. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Alcohol use literature has linked heavy episodic alcohol use and academic consequences, but has not examined the influence of such use on student engagement. This study uses survey data from over 40,000 students at 28 selective private
colleges and universities to examine the connection between heavy episodic alcohol use and
engagement. The strongest negative effects of heavy episodic drinking are on student–faculty interaction, with these effects most common at
research universities and less common at coed colleges and women's colleges.
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Vandehey, Michael (Michael Anthony), 1970-