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ERIC Number: ED556582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 222
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3036-8455-5
College Student Risky Sexual Behaviors and the Attaining of Academic Success a Qualitative Study
Willis, Sally
ProQuest LLC, D.H.A. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The focus of the qualitative study was to explore college student sexual health choices from a 4-year undergraduate institution. The study could be used for future research into why the numbers of sexual risk choices including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain among college campuses, and how they affect academic success. Through triangulation of past research and interview findings using social leaning theory, identification of the reasoning behind the continued increase of sexual risk behavior was identified. Also found were possible support systems, behavioral health coping strategies, and leadership skills that could be put into place for college students to acquire academic success. Fundamental themes were recognized and included a value system, altruism, and self-efficacy. The study may help to confirm prior research on the distinctive nature and density of sexual health choices among college students. The study found that positive self-identity, support systems, and strong leadership all play a significant role in positive sexual health choices and academic success. The study identified several recommendations from past research and the interview participants that may assist with strategies toward risk reduction and greater academic success among college students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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