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Burnett, Audrey J.; Sabato, Todd M.; Walter, Katherine Ott; Kerr, Dianne L.; Wagner, Laurie; Smith, Amy – College Student Journal, 2013
HIV, AIDS, STIs, and unwanted pregnancy continue to impact young adults in the U.S. at a disproportionate rate, particularly during the college years. Attributional style (i.e., locus of control) influences one's HIV risk. Internal locus of control indicates a lower risk of HIV infection, whereas an external locus of control signals an increased…
Descriptors: Sexuality, College Students, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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O'Donnell, Susan L.; Chang, Kelly B.; Miller, Kristen S. – College Student Journal, 2013
Research suggests that a personal sense of autonomy supports individuals' success in a variety of domains, but information regarding these processes remains unclear. This paper attempts to establish a link between personal autonomy and cognitive processes, in the form of attributions for success and failure, in establishing a sense of subjective…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychological Patterns, Personal Autonomy, Attribution Theory