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Financial Literacy: Past, Present And Future Impact On College Freshmen, Jennifer Monkman Jan 2015

Financial Literacy: Past, Present And Future Impact On College Freshmen, Jennifer Monkman

Masters Theses

This study researched the financial literacy of first-year students relating to their personal finances and financial aid at a rural, Midwestern, four-year public institution. The participants in the study were limited to first-year students with no previous college credit. There were 97 participants in this study, with 84 participant's completing the entire survey. Results of the study indicated that overall students did have financial literacy relating to their financial aid. The results also indicated that students main and original source of financial knowledge came from their parent or guardian. Recommended for Student Affairs Professional is to create more comprehensive ...


A Phenomenological Study Of The Perceptions Of Beginning Counselors About The Development Of The Therapeutic Alliance Over The Practicum Experience, Cristina Braga Jan 2015

A Phenomenological Study Of The Perceptions Of Beginning Counselors About The Development Of The Therapeutic Alliance Over The Practicum Experience, Cristina Braga

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore master students’ experience regarding the development of the therapeutic alliance with first clients over the length of the practicum experience. The American Psychological Association (APA) emphasizes the importance of studies that identify factors involved in the therapeutic alliance. In the literature on the therapeutic alliance, there is a lack of qualitative research on the perceptions of graduate level counseling students regarding their ability to build and maintain a therapeutic alliance with their first clients during the therapeutic process. The problem in the counselor education profession is the urgent need of assessment ...


Comparing Persistence Of Upward Transfer And Native Students Pursuing A Bachelor's Degree, Jacob W. Deters Jan 2015

Comparing Persistence Of Upward Transfer And Native Students Pursuing A Bachelor's Degree, Jacob W. Deters

Masters Theses

This study, which was conducted at a rural, Midwestern, four-year, public institution, compared the predicted persistence and factors of persistence of successful upward transfer students, transfer students who started at a community college and then transferred to the four-year institution, and native students, students who start at a four-year institution. To be considered for participation in the study, subjects had to have at least one successful semester at the research site. A quantitative study was designed using Davidson, Beck, and Milligan's (2009) questionnaire which measures predicted persistence as well as ten factors of persistence, such as social integration and ...


College Students Self-Presentation And Online Social Networks, Lauren J. Stehlik Jan 2015

College Students Self-Presentation And Online Social Networks, Lauren J. Stehlik

Masters Theses

College students are active users of social networking sites, and they share a variety of information via their profiles. Employers and graduate schools are one population viewing potential candidate's social networking profiles. This study aimed to explore graduating college students' perception of appropriate or inappropriate content on their social networking sites as they went through the job searching process. College students are users of several social networking sites; however, this study focused on users of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The researcher conducted one-on-one interviews and an online analysis site called Reppler.com with seven graduating college seniors to learn ...


An Analysis Of Contextual Conditions As First Year Ras Train In And Implement The Phase One Safe Zone Program, Cameron Carrara Jan 2015

An Analysis Of Contextual Conditions As First Year Ras Train In And Implement The Phase One Safe Zone Program, Cameron Carrara

Masters Theses

Since the 1990s, safe space initiatives, such as Safe Zone, have been developed on college campuses across the United States as a way of educating participants on LGBTQ-related issues and how to become a better ally/advocate for the LGBTQ community. While little qualitative research has been conducted on safe space initiatives to begin with, there is even less research on the perceptions participants have of these types of programs. Thus, the primary purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions of the Phase 1 Safe Zone training among first year RAs in the residence halls. A secondary purpose ...


Inclusive And Catholic: Challenging The Myth With Reality, Nasser A. Razek Dec 2014

Inclusive And Catholic: Challenging The Myth With Reality, Nasser A. Razek

Nasser A Razek

This qualitative study explored the multifaceted issue of cultural and religious challenges for an international Muslim group at a Catholic research institution. Measures employed by university community to assert the friendliness of campus to students from other religions and student perceptions of the effectiveness of these measures are surveyed to reveal the inclusion of students from several religious affiliations, especially Muslim
students. The study was based on several data collection methods including, surveys, content analysis of religious prayers performed at university functions, and in depth interviews with Muslim students. However, this report is mainly focused on the interview findings. Data ...


Complex Perceptions Of Identity: The Experiences Of Student Combat Veterans In Community College, Shane P. Hammond Dec 2014

Complex Perceptions Of Identity: The Experiences Of Student Combat Veterans In Community College, Shane P. Hammond

Shane P Hammond

This qualitative study illustrates how complex perceptions of identity influence the community college experience for student veterans who have been in combat, creating barriers to their overall persistence. The collective experiences of student combat veterans at two community colleges in northwestern Massachusetts are presented, and a Combat Veteran Conceptual Identity Model to illustrate the ongoing negotiation of identity combat veterans experience while in college is intro- duced. Notable implications for future research and practice in Student Affairs are discussed.


Precursors To And Pathways Through Conversion: Catalytic Experiences Of Born Again Christian College Students, John D. Foubert, Matthew W. Brosi, Angela Watson, Dale R. Fuqua Dec 2014

Precursors To And Pathways Through Conversion: Catalytic Experiences Of Born Again Christian College Students, John D. Foubert, Matthew W. Brosi, Angela Watson, Dale R. Fuqua

John D. Foubert

Born again Christians are a significant religious population in the United States, and throughout the world. The process by in which a born again identity is assumed is not clearly described in the research literature. Therefore, we asked 18 born again Christian college students a series of questions designed to uncover what led to their identity of being born again. Responses fell into three overarching themes. First, participants described exposure within relationships to God’s principles. Second, participants noted the influence of introspection and reflection on their lives apart from the influence of God. Third, participants had an active response ...


Christian Academic Motherhood In Secular Higher Education: The Experiences Of One Evangelical Christian, Christy M. Craft, Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson Dec 2014

Christian Academic Motherhood In Secular Higher Education: The Experiences Of One Evangelical Christian, Christy M. Craft, Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson

Christy Moran Craft

Although some scholars have highlighted the challenges faced by academic mothers in secular higher education and others have investigated those of Christian academic mothers in Christian higher education, none have looked at the experiences of Christian academic mothers in secular higher education. This autoethnographic study was conducted to analyze and to interpret one evangelical Christian’s experiences as a new academic mother at a secular university. The results of this study suggest that religious academic mothers working in secular higher education might benefit from drawing on religious-based strategies for dealing with the unique challenges that they face in their pursuit ...


Bridging The Gap: Technology And Veteran Academic Success, Shane P. Hammond, David Cass Dec 2014

Bridging The Gap: Technology And Veteran Academic Success, Shane P. Hammond, David Cass

Shane P Hammond

This paper presents two unique yet confluent perspectives regarding the use of technology to support student veterans in college, and is meant to ignite discussion of the blending of high impact practices with technology to promote their academic success. The authors highlight the historical trends of student veterans in the academy and discuss the barriers to success for this unique population of students. Uvize—an online mentoring and advising platform for student veterans—is introduced, and preliminary results from three forward thinking institutions are discussed. This article further defines why student veterans are a special student population on our campuses ...


Development Of A Scale To Measure Academic Capital In High-Risk College Students, Rishi Sriram, Christa Winkler Dec 2014

Development Of A Scale To Measure Academic Capital In High-Risk College Students, Rishi Sriram, Christa Winkler

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This study presents a psychometric instrument that measures academic capital in college students. Academic capital is a set of social processes that aid students in acquiring the knowledge and support necessary to access and navigate higher education. This study establishes the validity and reliability of the Academic Capital Scale. In addition to validating the six components of academic capital identified by St. John, Hu, and Fisher (2011), two additional components of academic capital were identified. Providing scholars and practitioners with a measure of academic capital allows institutions to critically examine and restructure their current support programs for high-risk college students.


The Impact Of Social Capital On The Access, Adjustment, And Success Of Southeast Asian American College Students., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd Dec 2014

The Impact Of Social Capital On The Access, Adjustment, And Success Of Southeast Asian American College Students., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Given that Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students are severely underrepresented in higher education and less likely to persistence to graduation compared to other ethnic groups in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, this study explored critical factors to their college success. Indeed, several themes emerged from this national sample of 34 participants from five public, four year colleges and universities. In this present article, we discuss one of the salient themes—the role of social capital as facilitators of college access and success. This article concludes with implications for research and practice.


Beyond The Call Of Duty: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Othermothering At Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus)., Alonzo Flowers, Phd, Jameel Scott, Jamie Riley, Phd, Robert T. Palmer, Phd Dec 2014

Beyond The Call Of Duty: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Othermothering At Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus)., Alonzo Flowers, Phd, Jameel Scott, Jamie Riley, Phd, Robert T. Palmer, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

No abstract provided.


A Delineation Of Asian American And Latino/A Students' Experiences With Faculty At An Historically Black College And University, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd Dec 2014

A Delineation Of Asian American And Latino/A Students' Experiences With Faculty At An Historically Black College And University, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

No abstract provided.