Office of Student Life

Center for the Study of Student Life

Published Research

Below is a selection of recent peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters published by staff in the Center for the Study of Student Life. Publications are organized by topic area. When available, direct links to the publications are provided. 

Student Development, Learning and Higher Education

McDaniel, A.E., Halper, L.R., Van Jura, M., Fines, B., & Whittington, M. (2022). Increasing student retention rates through engagement in a comprehensive second-year program. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 1-21. doi: 10.1177/15210251221084622

McDaniel, A., Dionne, J., & Regan, E. P. (2021). Examining International Students’ Holistic Wellness. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 1–14. doi: 10.1080/19496591.2020.1853553

Halper, L.R., Lubinger E.A., & Greisberger, B.M. (2020). Examining growth outcomes of a recreational sports living-learning community using the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Recreational Sports Journal, 44(2), 99-108. doi: 10.1177/1558866120952775

Cowgill, C.M., Halper, L. R., Rios, K., & Crane, P. (2020). "Why so few?" Differential effects of framing the gender gap in STEM recruitment interventions. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1-18. doi: 10.1177/0361684320965123

Halper, L.R., Craft, C. & Shi, Y. (2020). Expanding the student employment literature: Investigating the practice of reflection in on-campus student employment. Journal of College Student Development, 61(4), 516-521. doi: 10.1353/csd.2020.0045

McDaniel, A.E. & Phillips, E.L.  Gender and Education. (2018). In B.J. Risman, Froyum, C., & Scarborough, W.J. (Ed.), Handbook on the Sociology of Gender, Springer Press.

Vancouver, J.B., Alicke, M., & Halper, L.R. (2018). Self-efficacy (pp. 15-39). In D.L. Ferris, R. Johnson, & C. Sedikides (Eds.) SIOP Organizational Frontiers: The Self at Work, New York, NY: Routledge.

Halper, L.R., Vancouver, J.B., & Bayes, K.A. (2018). Self-efficacy does not appear to mediate training’s effect on performance based on the moderation-of-process design. Human Performance, 1-22. doi: 10.1080/08959285.2018.1509343

Chen, H-T., Bradford, R.S., Lusby, B.A., Fornash, A. (2017). Promoting students’ sense of connectedness using strategic in-class groups. In R. Carpenter, C. Sweet, H. Blythe, M. Winslow & S. O’Brien (Eds.), Innovations In Teaching & Learning: Inaugural Proceedings of the 2017 Pedagogicon, Richmond KY: Pedagogicon.

Collegiate Financial Wellness

Rehr, T. I., & Regan, E. P. (2020). An exploratory analysis of financial wellness of trans-spectrum college students. Journal of LGBT Youth, 1–16. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2020.1762147

Regan, E., & McDaniel, A. (2019). Examining DACA Students’ Financial Experiences in College. Educational Researcher, 48(8), 564–567. doi: 10.3102/0013189X19875452

Montalto, C. P., Phillips, E.L., McDaniel, A.E., & Baker, A.R.. College Student Financial Wellness: Student Loans and Beyond. (2018). Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s10834-018-9593-4

Baker, A.R., Andrews, B.D., & McDaniel, A.E. (2017). The Impact of Student Loans on College Access, Completion, and ReturnsSociology Compass 11(6), 1-11.

Prescription Drug Misuse

Li, V.T., Turner, A.N., McDaniel, A.E., Hale, K.M., Athas, C.A. & Kwiek, N.C. (2018). Non-medical use of over-the-counter medications is significantly associated with non-medical use of prescription drugs among university students. Journal of College American Health 66(1), 1-8.

Dagirmanjian, F., McDaniel, A.E., & Shadick, R. (2017). Sexual Orientation and College Students’ Reasons for Nonmedical Use of Prescription DrugsSubstance Use and Abuse. 52(8), 1011-1018.