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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

2013

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The Benefits And Barriers Of Physical Activity Among College Students, Berkley Henshaw, James G. Archibald Jan 2013

The Benefits And Barriers Of Physical Activity Among College Students, Berkley Henshaw, James G. Archibald

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According to the DHHS, one third of adults in the United States do not participate in enough physical activity (Coronado, Sos, Talbot, Do & Taylor, 2010). "Physical inactivity is a serious health problem among university students," (Irwin, 2007, p.40). This poses a great danger to students who have serious health issues. "Thirty-seven percent of the college student population is overweight, with 11 % being obese," (Berg, An, Ahluwalia, 2013, p. 389). Even though the benefits of participating in physical activity are proven to increase psychological and physiological health, many college students do not meet the minimal recommendations for physical activity (Kilpatrick, Herbert & Bartholomew, 2005). Obesity has increased among college students due to lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle, such as long periods of sitting and inactivity (Bragg, Carolyn, Kaye & Desmond, 2009). "Specifically, weight gain in the first few years of college is becoming an important concern affecting the likelihood that more young adults are, or will become obese," (Gruber, 2008, p.557). On average, weight gain is greater among college students compared to the general population (English, 2009). However, students can improve their health by including exercise 5 days each week for 30 min (English, 2009). Students have an array of physical activity options available to them through campus recreational facilities; for example, recreational sports, games, weight lifting, swimming, or outdoor activities. These activities range from moderate to vigorous intensity levels (Coronado, Sos, Talbot, Do & Taylor, 2010). While it may appear simplistic to engage in these activities, there are challenges and barriers that can impede students from reaping the benefits of physical activity. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the benefits and challenges of physical activity for college students.


Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa) Jan 2013

Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa)

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Influence Of Alternative Break Program Participation On College Students' Development Of, Danny N. Glassman, Merrily S. Dunn, Michelle M. Espino Jan 2013

Influence Of Alternative Break Program Participation On College Students' Development Of, Danny N. Glassman, Merrily S. Dunn, Michelle M. Espino

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Although an ample amount of research on college students' moral reasoning exists, little has been written about the degree to which participation in community service and alternative break programs results in growth of moral reasoning. This study investigated the extent to which participation in alternative break programs resulted in the development of college students' moral reasoning. Results of pre- and post-Defining Issues Tests showed statistically significant differences between males and females and between White and non-White students. Implications regarding the influence of gender and ethnicity on alternative break programs outcomes and further research are discussed.


Skills And Perceptions Of Entry-Level Staff Supervision, Daniel W. Calhoun, Roger Mitch Nasser Jr. Jan 2013

Skills And Perceptions Of Entry-Level Staff Supervision, Daniel W. Calhoun, Roger Mitch Nasser Jr.

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The following study consisted of 532 respondents to a survey related to the supervision of entrylevel staff in student affairs. Participants included both supervisors of entry-level staff and entrylevel staff themselves. Individuals shared their thoughts and experiences regarding the supervision of this population. Themes emerged in four areas: Readiness for the supervisory role, challenges related to supervision, supervisor skills, and working through transition. Implications and recommendations for practice and further research are discussed.


The Organizational Commitment Of Chief Housing Officers, Curtis Erwin, Brenda L.H. Marina Jan 2013

The Organizational Commitment Of Chief Housing Officers, Curtis Erwin, Brenda L.H. Marina

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The purposes of this study was to ( 1) examine the extent that locus of control influences the organizational commitment of Chief Housing Officers and (2) review background factors such as gender, salary range, and institutional type Chief Housing Officers and any relationships related to level of locus of control and organizational commitment. The role of Chief Housing Officers requires a wide array of skills, which include a multitude of daily job stressors. How a Chief Housing Officer manages these stressors has an impact on the success, and longevity of his or her career within the role. When organizational commitment is ...


It's Not To Be Discussed: Safety, Acceptance, And Professional Development For Lgbtq Faculty At A Large Southeastern University, Jessie Barnett, Jessica Legge Muilenburg, Corey W. Johnson, Jennifer Miracle Jan 2013

It's Not To Be Discussed: Safety, Acceptance, And Professional Development For Lgbtq Faculty At A Large Southeastern University, Jessie Barnett, Jessica Legge Muilenburg, Corey W. Johnson, Jennifer Miracle

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Studies show that a discriminatory, unsafe university environment negatively impacts educators identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. The purpose of this study was to describe perceptions of safety, acceptance, and professional development from LGBTQ faculty at a Southeastern university. LGBTQfaculty (n=21) completed an online survey with open-ended questions. Analysis of detailed responses using the constant comparative method resulted in six themes, including: Identity management in the work place, repercussions of identity disclosure on career trajectory, and lack of support from university administration. These themes are illustrated using participant data and then used to provide recommendations for change.