Acquiring Global Competencies at Illinois State University. In this qualitative study, our Senior Experience class conducted 30 semi-structured interviews with a diverse group of students in their senior year at Illinois State University. Focusing on seven global competencies, we sought to garner a deeper understanding of which global competencies graduating seniors perceived that they were acquiring, and by what means.
Cosmopolitan Students at ISU. This study was prompted by a call for a “cosmopolitan turn” in sociological research, and the process of “comprehensive campus internationalization” currently underway at Illinois State University.
“You Think You’re Hot, So You Think I’m Not”: The Effects of Own Physical Features on Preferences in Attractiveness and Physical Features in Others
Perceptions of the Success of Long-distance Couples: Does their Form of Communication Matter in Perceptions of their Success?
Facebook and Jealousy in Romantic Relationships
How Willing are College Students to Date or Marry Someone Different from Them? A New Look at Homogamy vs. Heterogamy in Mating
Devotion or Drugs: The Relationship between Religiosity and Juvenile Delinquency
The Heavy Hearts Club: Teens, Self-Esteem, and Depression
Shacking Up or Walking Down the Aisle? How Parents and Peers Influence Unmarried Lovers’ Cohabiting Decisions
Natives or Newcomers: Who Makes the Grades?
Face-to-Facebook Interviews: Parental Mediation of Children’s Social Media Usage
The Influence of Friends on College Women’s Body Images
“He Shoots, He Scores”: The Makings of a Male Sports Fan
“Cuddling Through Texting”: Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship in College
Undergraduate Veterans and their Views of and Experiences with Higher Education
Growing the Local Church: Experiences and Perspectives of Church Pastors
Nursing, from Clinical to Other Roles: A Not So Straight Forward Career
Student's Experiences of Social Inclusion and Exclusion While Studying Abroad