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Seli, Helena; Dembo, Myron H.; Crocker, Stephen – College Student Journal, 2009
This study examined community college students' future-related self-concept, termed "possible selves," in relationship to their current academic behavior with a focus on self-worth protective strategies. As demonstrated via hierarchical regression, possible selves added to understanding the students' self-protective behavior above and…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Motivation, Community Colleges, Higher Education
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Manuel, Laura; Sheehan, Eugene P. – College Student Journal, 2007
This study explores whether college students with tattoos or piercings demonstrate extreme personalities and behaviors. Participants were 46 men and 164 women (mean=20.0 years). Questions assessed participants' attitudes toward tattooing, presence of a tattoo, and participation in risk taking behaviors. Participants completed the Personality…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Students, Females, Males