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ERIC Number: EJ1150862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
How College Students Understand Their Self-Control Development: A Qualitative Analysis
Cliburn Allen, Cara; Glanzer, Perry
Journal of College and Character, v18 n3 p187-201 2017
Recent research has shown the importance of the positive benefits of high-levels of self-control for both individuals and society. Yet, we know only a limited amount about how college students understand and apply self-control. This qualitative study examined how a national sample of 75 students defined self-control, whether or not they believed that they had developed self-control in college, and where they found help developing it. The analysis illuminated situational strategies that students found helpful in strengthening the self-control muscle, such as advice from faculty and scheduling. The findings also affirm the important role that trusted relationships play in self-control development and guidance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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