This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to early adulthood. Because of the immense pressure imposed on adolescents due to the complications and ambiguities of this transition, their level of excitement increases and sometimes it appears in the form of sensitivity and intense excitement. This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of assertiveness training on the levels of stress, anxiety, and depression of high school students.
Research-based ideas for college campus reporting: Potential stories By John Wihbey As journalism students look for deeper approaches to reporting on their campuses, they might consider the world of academic research, which can provide both fresh ideas and important perspectives.
The ability to do a successful literature review requires knowing which key databases to use and the basics of how to read statistics; learning how to do this on deadline can give journalists an important competitive advantage in the information and media marketplace.
Below are studies that can help facilitate deeper campus stories as well as enable journalists to practice engaging with primary research literature.
Also be sure to look at the citations in studies, as they will provide a road map to other important research in the field. To the extent you can, ask university officials for school-wide background data to help support your story and localize a given issue.
Finally, remember that this is just a representative batch of studies. Sexual assault and rape on campus: In light of recent revelations across the country — and a major push by the federal government to address the issue — it is well worth seeing how a given institution is addressing these issues and putting into place preventative measures and support systems.
Is multitasking prevalent around your campus? Do students see downsides or upsides? How much do they reflect on their own study habits and use of time? How do faculty members feel about its role in the classroom?
Jobs and their effects: Many researchers have studied the negative relationship between student work — both on and off campus — and the typical effects on learning. However, student work may have some under-appreciated, positive effects. What percentage of students on your campus has jobs?
How do they perceive the tension between work and learning?
Do they believe there are hidden benefits? The study provides insights into the kinds of diversity experiences that have the most meaningful impact in terms of lifetime development. How does your campus do on these issues? What is the breakdown between structured and unstructured diversity experiences, as the study defines them?
How students feel about rising debt levels has been a significant media topic in recent years. Two studies can help inform this reporting: How do students on your campus study for exams? Who taught them the techniques they use — high school teachers, peers, parents?
Is the campus faculty doing enough to teach effective learning? Research and online skills: The study finds that students often lack certain skills, and rely too much on the Internet. How do students on your campus find information? What do the faculty and librarians think about the information-seeking skills of the students they see?
Is your institution doing enough to prepare students for the needs of the workplace in an information-based economy? How do LGBT students compare their high school and college experiences?
How do the academic climates compare? How do LGBT students feel their secondary school experiences inform their current lives and views? Women and campus politics: According to survey data, American women consistently score lower on questions of political knowledge than do men.
This difference makes women less likely to vote, run for office or communicate with their elected representatives. How are women faring in campus politics and student government? Are there enough outlets for political discussion? How many women would consider running for political office?Also be sure to look at the citations in studies, as they will provide a road map to other important research in the field.
To the extent you can, ask university officials for school-wide background data to help support your story and localize a given issue.
This article analyzes Web searching behavior for home- work assignments of high school students through field observations in class and at the terminal with students thinking aloud, and through.
A visit to the information mall: Web searching behavior of high school students. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(1), “This article analyzes Web searching behavior for homework assignments of high school students through field observations in class and at the terminal with students thinking aloud, and.
This article analyzes Web searching behavior for home- work assignments of high school students through field observations in class and at the terminal with students thinking aloud, and through. Research on the effects of school uniforms is still nascent.
And the findings on the impact of school uniforms on student behavior, discipline, connection to the school, attendance and academic. Search Strategy: (information seeking) and (high school students) (date limit set at ) Julien, H. & Barker, S. (). How high-school students find and evaluate scientific information: A basis for information literacy skills development.
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