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Considering The Impact Of Social Support And Student Perceptions Of Life Stress, Pearl Joanna Winckler Jul 2020

Considering The Impact Of Social Support And Student Perceptions Of Life Stress, Pearl Joanna Winckler

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Leaving the family home to attend university may be one of the rites of passage into adulthood, and independence for many high school graduates, yet the journey that ensues may be one of self-discovery, excitement, and delectation. Indeed, the college experience is as much about preparing for life event stressors mentally and emotionally as it is about intellectual attainment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether college student’s reported social support is correlated with perceived life stress. The Undergraduate Stress Questionnaire USQ, which is an 83-item checklist was used to measure perceived life stress. Many students may ...


Harmony In Diversity. On The (Possible) Existence Of ‘The Canadian School Of Argumentation’, Federico Puppo Jun 2020

Harmony In Diversity. On The (Possible) Existence Of ‘The Canadian School Of Argumentation’, Federico Puppo

OSSA Conference Archive

By looking at the birth and evolution of the informal logic movement, and by clarifying which kind of relations in a diversity we need in order to understand what “school” means, we would like to consider the hypothesis that there is something which could be called ‘the Canadian school of argumentation’ or, at least, of a Canadian tradition amongst those that make up the greater field of the study of argumentation.


How A Young University Can Launch And Grow A Digital Repository, And Why It Should, Singapore Management University, Pin Pin Yeo May 2020

How A Young University Can Launch And Grow A Digital Repository, And Why It Should, Singapore Management University, Pin Pin Yeo

Research Collection Library

In 2010, Singapore Management University (SMU) was just 10 years old with aspirations to keep growing and attain a global reputation. But how could the University highlight the hard work taking place in its schools and institutes? A core group of stakeholders decided that a digital repository was crucial to making the institution’s intellectual output openly discoverable in order to achieve a more globally visible profile. This case study shares SMU’s journey, as well as tips that can help other young institutions launch a digital repository and open their research and scholarship to discovery by the world.


An Analysis Of Asexual Identity Clubs And Their Role On College Campuses, Ellen Yope Apr 2020

An Analysis Of Asexual Identity Clubs And Their Role On College Campuses, Ellen Yope

Honors Projects

Identifying the lack of college asexuality clubs and the positive influence they have on students. Advocating for the creation of asexuality clubs at colleges and universities and the benefits they provide for students, socially and academically.


Planning For Student Initiative: Creating A Digital Textbook, Ronald Vaughan Morris Mar 2020

Planning For Student Initiative: Creating A Digital Textbook, Ronald Vaughan Morris

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Undergraduate students enrolled in a university class created an elementary social studies book delivered to computers, personal communication devices, and tablets. Students worked in an interdisciplinary team to create the interactive platform. The students worked with both university and community partners to create the text. The study presented described both the content and the process of student generation of material followed by community member review, and the revision cycle used by the students to create features and components of the text materials. A variety of false starts and marketing challenges reflect the obstacles undergraduate students face when creating marketable products ...


Library Services For The Visually Impaired: Case Study Of Academic Libraries In Ghana, Imoro Osman, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa Jan 2020

Library Services For The Visually Impaired: Case Study Of Academic Libraries In Ghana, Imoro Osman, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The library has always been acknowledged as the hub of information to all in the academic environment. However, library services for the visually impaired in developing countries is often constrained due to social, financial and logistical challenges (Rowland, 2008; Hopkins, 2000; Willoughby, 1990). This study therefore examined the provision of library services for the visually impaired in three public universities in Ghana. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the quantitative aspect of the study whiles case study research design was used for the qualitative aspect of the study. The population ...


The Role Of University Library For Enhanced University-Industry Relationship, Charles Nwabueze Chukwuji, Ebere Celestina Umeji Jan 2020

The Role Of University Library For Enhanced University-Industry Relationship, Charles Nwabueze Chukwuji, Ebere Celestina Umeji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

University system is the soul of the society due to the society’s dependence on it for direction. The two has a symbiotic relationship. They are expected to solve society’s problems through provision of knowledgeable and well behaved individuals, high level skilled manpower for the workforce and also researches and innovations The University Library is vested with the responsibility of providing needed information materials to achieve this. In developing countries like Nigeria, employers of labour often complain of the un-employability of our university graduates as well as research results not being adopted by industries. A poor university-industry linkage is ...


From Biochemistry To Patent Law: An Undergraduate Journey, Brianna Lupo Jan 2020

From Biochemistry To Patent Law: An Undergraduate Journey, Brianna Lupo

Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication

A University of Iowa student, Sophia Vogeler, pursues discovery in the research lab of Dr. Charles Brenner in the Department of Biochemistry. While her undergraduate major, biochemistry, is a popular one on campus, Vogeler’s future directions will take her to Law School.

Biochemistry and Law School seem like a disconnect to many, but this was the logical path for Vogeler. For a future in patent law, participation in research as an undergraduate was instrumental to her understanding of how research leads to the creation of patents and development of drugs.

In this article, Vogeler and Dr. Brenner highlight the ...


A Queer Approach To Sex Education: An Analysis Of The Insufficiency Of Access Without Education, Rebecca Seeley Jan 2020

A Queer Approach To Sex Education: An Analysis Of The Insufficiency Of Access Without Education, Rebecca Seeley

West Chester University Master’s Theses

This master’s thesis is a critical action research proposal for an undergraduate advocacy leadership role that is based philosophically and theoretically on the need for sex education resources for queer & trans students of color in universities. American culture is historically uncomfortable with and outwardly opposed to education on sex and sexuality, which often prevents queer identified people from receiving the distinct education and resources necessary to protect themselves from STIs or unhealthy relationships. Although this education is often provided, it is often unknowingly designed for their straight counterparts, which excludes and denies the queer student from participating in this ...


A Look At Vision: Perspectives Throughout The Organizational Hierarchy Of The Christian University Context, William Kyle Brantley Jan 2020

A Look At Vision: Perspectives Throughout The Organizational Hierarchy Of The Christian University Context, William Kyle Brantley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research supports vision as a central tenet to leadership. Just as important as the content of vision is how it is communicated. However, once a vision is cast, far less is known about how it is communicated throughout the organization and how it influences members throughout the organizational hierarchy. For faith-based organizations like Christian colleges and universities, vision is particularly important as it serves to steer the institution toward a greater realization of its faith-based identity. This study contributes to the empirical research on vision, its communication, and its effect, as both the nature and impact of vision communication within ...


Application Of Lotka's Law To The Research Publications Of Alagappa And Bharathidasan Universities: A Comparative Study, M. Manthiramoorthi, Dr.M. Mani, Dr.A. Thirumagal, Dr.R.R. Saravanakumar Jan 2020

Application Of Lotka's Law To The Research Publications Of Alagappa And Bharathidasan Universities: A Comparative Study, M. Manthiramoorthi, Dr.M. Mani, Dr.A. Thirumagal, Dr.R.R. Saravanakumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper deals with the comparative study of author productivity based on Lotak's law to the research publications of Alagappa and Bharathidasan Universities. The data for the study collected from Web of Science (WOS) database during the period of 2009 to 2018. Straight counting method applied to author productivity for both universities. A total of 1726 research publications from Alagappa University similarly 2778 research publications from Bharathidasan University contributed during the span of study period. Majority of the author productivity tested using Lotka's law by applying Kolmolgorov-Smirnov (K-S) goodness-of-fit test. The result shows the author productivity of Lotka ...


Opportunities For A Senior Center And University To Serve As Third Places And Advance Age-Friendliness In Their Community, Renata Kerwood, Mandie Ramon, Samuel J. Rowley, Hannah Rubio, Raelynn Johnston, Melissa Cannon Dec 2019

Opportunities For A Senior Center And University To Serve As Third Places And Advance Age-Friendliness In Their Community, Renata Kerwood, Mandie Ramon, Samuel J. Rowley, Hannah Rubio, Raelynn Johnston, Melissa Cannon

PURE Insights

The purpose of the current study is to understand the potential use of a community senior center and university campus as third places, where people can gather informally for psychological support through a shared sense of grounding, ease, comfort, friendliness, and mutual concern (Oldenburg, 1999). Third places can help individuals age in place by contributing to the age-friendliness of communities (Banning, Clemons, McKelfresh, & Gibbs, 2010). Through a case study design, researchers used mixed methods to collect data from senior center members, senior center directors, and university administrators. Data were analyzed utilizing focused coding of open-ended responses and descriptive statistics from ...


Visually Impaired Access To Library Services: The Role Of Library Infrastructure, Paulina Kwafoa Dec 2019

Visually Impaired Access To Library Services: The Role Of Library Infrastructure, Paulina Kwafoa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Globally it is estimated that there are 285 million persons living with some sort of vision related difficulties. In Ghana, about 737,743 Ghanaians living with disabilities (Ghana Statistical Service, 2012). The United Nations and other international organizations have always emphasized the importance making education and educational services accessible to all. In recent times, there have been advocates for inclusive education where children with disabilities have been educated together with ‘able bodied’ colleagues. The purpose of this study was to examine library infrastructure for the visually impaired in the public universities in Ghana. The study adopted both qualitative and ...


Editorial Introduction: Re-Envisioning Education In A Globalizing World, Hiro Saito Dec 2019

Editorial Introduction: Re-Envisioning Education In A Globalizing World, Hiro Saito

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This special issue focuses on education as a crucial factor mediating the relationship between youth and globalization. Specifically, four papers collectively explore how education can be re-envisioned from the following vantage point: the use of technology to foreground the fundamentally interconnected nature of today’s world; the help of mindfulness to deepen the awareness of such interconnectedness and cultivate acommitment to collective well-being; the role of activism to produce more critical knowledge and transformational solidarity for social justice on a global scale; at the same time, the necessity of reflexivity to examine one’s own ontological and epistemological assumptions before ...


Use Of Social Networking Sites Among Students Of University Of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan (Pakistan), Anwar Muhammad, Tang Zhiwei Dec 2019

Use Of Social Networking Sites Among Students Of University Of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan (Pakistan), Anwar Muhammad, Tang Zhiwei

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The current study was designed to find out the use of social networking sites among students of the UniversityofBalochistanQuetta.in the light of today's modern and digital era of social media /social networking sites every individual is well aware of these changes as well as future changes. The present study has a number of research objectives that have been tested to see how university students are taking social networking sites. The prime objectives of the study are to find out the perception of SNS among the University of Balochistan (UoB) students, to identify the purpose of usage, to determine ...


Utilizing A Trauma Informed Approach To Build Resiliency In Underrepresented College Students, Marie Lindloff Dec 2019

Utilizing A Trauma Informed Approach To Build Resiliency In Underrepresented College Students, Marie Lindloff

Counselor Education Capstones

No abstract provided.


Forever In Debt: The Effects Of Debt-Funded Education On Racial Disparities, Talon J. Barlow Oct 2019

Forever In Debt: The Effects Of Debt-Funded Education On Racial Disparities, Talon J. Barlow

Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology

No abstract provided.


Awareness And Use Of Information Resources, Services And Facilities By Students In Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur Sep 2019

Awareness And Use Of Information Resources, Services And Facilities By Students In Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The present study provides an overview about the user’s awareness in Federal University Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.. The study was conducted to ascertain the level of awareness of information resources, services and facilities by students of FUAA. Three research objectives guided the study. 306 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the university and 217 received and analyzed. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, and charts was used for the statistical analysis. The study Highlight the levels ...


An Autoethnographic Narrative Of The Relation Between Sexuality And University In Post-Revolutionary Iran, Nassereddinali Taghavian Sep 2019

An Autoethnographic Narrative Of The Relation Between Sexuality And University In Post-Revolutionary Iran, Nassereddinali Taghavian

The Qualitative Report

The main question that is addressed in this presentation is how we can interpret the situation of sexual relations in the context of higher education in Iran. The article is formed as an autoethnography, focusing on the relationship between sexuality and university in post-revolutionary Iran. Data are gathered from my own lived experiences at university both as a student and as a lecturer during about 25 years of academic life and interpreted by the technique of systematic introspection. I explore specific problems regarding sexuality at Iranian universities, such as sexual harassment and the relationship between male university professors and their ...


Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker Jul 2019

Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to analyse the solutions of the problems of university libraries of Lucknow which have been adopted by them. Using a questionnaire as a research tool for data collection, this study explores the several aspects of solutions to the problems faced by the targeted group. The study reveals that appointment of trained LIS professionals, updated technical infrastructure, clear policies for book selection, acquisition & technical section and circulation section are enhancing the quality of the services provided by them to the users. As a result, the university libraries of Lucknow are able to support the academic programs by providing ...


How Navy And Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning Of The College Choice Process In The Post-9/11 Gi Bill Era, Derek Abbey May 2019

How Navy And Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning Of The College Choice Process In The Post-9/11 Gi Bill Era, Derek Abbey

Dissertations

The Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented in 2009. Since then more than 1,900,000 people have used the benefit and more than $90 billion have been paid to institutions of higher learning and to Post-9/11 GI Bill users. During this period there has been a shift in the types of college and universities veterans attend, as well as the educational models they select. These shifts are different than the general population of students. This period also included a spike in questionable recruiting practices by some colleges. In response to many institutions taking advantage of veterans, the President ...


Influence Of Information Technology Skills On Library Patronage By Undergraduate Students In South-West, Nigeria, Oluwole A. Odunola, Adeyinka Tella May 2019

Influence Of Information Technology Skills On Library Patronage By Undergraduate Students In South-West, Nigeria, Oluwole A. Odunola, Adeyinka Tella

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the influence of information technology skills on library patronage by undergraduate students in South-west Nigerian universities. A descriptive research design of the ex-post facto was adopted using a sample size of 1527 selected out of the total population of 239,048 undergraduate students in the universities. Questionnaire was used to collect data. The results of the study revealed that the majority of undergraduate students patronised the library between two to three times a day. The finding of the study also revealed that information technology skills had influence on library patronage by undergraduate students in the universities (r ...


The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr May 2019

The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the use of ICT for security and theft prevention in two university libraries in Nigeria. Population of the study is made up of 80 library staff of the two universities, 40 library staff from Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina and 40 library staff from Al-Qalam University Katsina. Five research questions guided the study. The data was analyzed with the use of simple statistical tools like frequencies and percentages. Findings of the study revealed that maximum security in the libraries will prevent theft mutilation. It also revealed that a video surveillance system working in conjunction with a ...


Conservatives In The Classroom: Targeted Or Apathetic?, Emma Nordmeyer May 2019

Conservatives In The Classroom: Targeted Or Apathetic?, Emma Nordmeyer

Sociology: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

In the 21st Century U.S., college and university classrooms have become a hotbed of political debate. Conservative students decry "liberal indoctrination" in the liberal arts setting. In this paper, I analyze attitudes towards classes across the political spectrum. I found that while liberals have more positive views of class, conservatives have a wider range of attitudes. This study points to divisions within the right wing.


Concealed Campus Carry: Perspectives From Administrators, Faculty And Firearms Instructors On Generating Campus Policy, Diana Barfield May 2019

Concealed Campus Carry: Perspectives From Administrators, Faculty And Firearms Instructors On Generating Campus Policy, Diana Barfield

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

School shootings have become prominent throughout the Unites States. This is an issue not only in primary schools but also in postsecondary educational institutions. The states of Utah and Colorado passed laws allowing students to carry guns on publicly funded college and university campuses. In 2015, the Texas legislature also proposed a similar campus carry law, which was not passed in 2015. In 2016, when the Texas 84th Legislature made a second attempt, the law was passed. With the passage of this law by the Texas state legislature, a 21-year-old was now allowed to carry a concealed handgun on campus ...


Mentoring For Professional Development Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, Janet Ubogu May 2019

Mentoring For Professional Development Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, Janet Ubogu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarianship as a profession engages in mentoring in order to sharpen and sustain professional practice and be abreast with new development on the job. The study is on mentoring for professional development of librarians in Nigerian university libraries. This present study is a survey of 250 professional librarians from Nigerian university libraries. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The percentages of the responses were tabulated. The findings showed that mentoring programmes through which librarians are mostly mentored are sponsorship to conferences, seminars and workshops and individual mentoring. Mentoring is beneficial to academic librarians in that it equips ...


Bgsu Student Perceptions Of Mental Health Care And Associated Barriers, Adriana Italiano May 2019

Bgsu Student Perceptions Of Mental Health Care And Associated Barriers, Adriana Italiano

Honors Projects

It has been estimated that half of adults within the United States with mental disorders do not seek any treatment (Eisenberg et al., 2011). Of the remaining individuals that do seek the necessary services for treatment, there is a “median delay of 11 years between onset of mental disorders and accessing services” (Eisenberg et al., 2007). In the midst of university life, college students carry a heavy burden; the stress of academics, involvement, GPA, as well as their social and family life can allow these students to develop a disorder or fall deeper into their diagnosis. Today’s campus communities ...


Information Environment Of Theatre And Media Arts Students In Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Yakub Olayinka Ahmed, Elizabeth Mojisola Shittu May 2019

Information Environment Of Theatre And Media Arts Students In Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Yakub Olayinka Ahmed, Elizabeth Mojisola Shittu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work took a critical look at the information environment of Theatre and Media Arts Students of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti Ekit State. The study adopted was descriptive survey. The population was drawn from the undergraduate of Theatre and Media Arts with a population of 200. The study used the whole population as its sample size. Out of the 200 questionnaires administered, 190 copies were returned and found fit for analysis. The data were analysed using Statistical Percentage for Social Science. Findings of the study revealed that Theatre and Media Arts Students of FUOYE have information needs relating to ...


Greek Affiliation As A Contributing Factor To College Academic Success: A Case Study, Michaela Reuben May 2019

Greek Affiliation As A Contributing Factor To College Academic Success: A Case Study, Michaela Reuben

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This study explores how an individual’s college academic success can be impacted by affiliation with a Greek organization. This research analyzes how Greek-affiliated students compare academically to non-Greek students, how the bonds between an individual and their Greek organization impact the academic success of the average individual, and the methods of academic support that Greek organizations provide to its members. Henri Tajfel’s Social Identity Theory is utilized as a framework of analysis. According to this theory, individuals who identify as being a member of a group adopt the behaviors and values of the group. Because Greek organizations implement ...


College Student Depression: An Examination Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Gender And Sexual Orientation Diversity, And Help-Seeking Willingness, Sharon Jalene May 2019

College Student Depression: An Examination Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Gender And Sexual Orientation Diversity, And Help-Seeking Willingness, Sharon Jalene

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Depression is a serious illness characterized by persistent low mood, reduced cognitive capacity, and fatigue. Although treatable, depression is the leading cause of disability and ill-health worldwide and a significant contributor to suicide, the second leading cause of death for young Americans. In any given two-week period, 8.1% of adults in the United States had moderate to severe depression (2013-2016). The rate of depression for females was twice that of males and compared to the majority, sexual and gender minorities (SGM) were at a threefold risk. Furthermore, evidence suggests that depression incidence is three times higher in college students ...