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Richey, Emily; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2009
The sexual values of absolutism (abstinence until marriage), relativism (sexual decisions made in reference to the nature of the relationship), and hedonism ("if it feels good, do it") were assessed in a convenience sample of 783 undergraduate students at a large southeastern university. Results revealed that relativism (62.1%) was the predominate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Sexuality, Values
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Abowitz, Deborah A.; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; McNeely, Andrea – College Student Journal, 2009
Three-hundred-and-twenty six undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed an anonymous 74-item questionnaire designed to assess beliefs about men, women, and relationships. Significant differences between men's and women's beliefs about romantic relationships were found on eight of 14 items. Men were significantly more likely to…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Gender Differences, Beliefs, Undergraduate Students
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E. – College Student Journal, 2009
Analysis of survey data from 1002 undergraduates at a large southeastern university revealed differences between the 535 or 53.4% who had become involved (while on the rebound from a previous love relationship) in a new relationship compared to 316 or 31.5% who had not become involved in a new relationship while on the rebound. A profile of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Data Analysis, Intimacy
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; McNeely, Andrea – College Student Journal, 2008
Analysis of survey data from 326 undergraduates at a large southeastern university revealed significant differences between men and women in their sexual beliefs. Specifically, men were more likely to think that oral sex is not sex; that cybersex is not cheating, that men can't tell if a woman is faking orgasm and that sex frequency drops in…
Descriptors: College Students, Marriage, Sexuality, Student Surveys
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McGinty, Kristen; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E. – College Student Journal, 2007
One-hundred-and-seventy undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 23 item questionnaire designed to assess the prevalence, attitudes, and sex differences of involvement in a "friends with benefits" (FWB) relationship (non romantic friends who also have a sexual relationship). Almost sixty percent of both…
Descriptors: Females, Males, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Zusman, Marty; Knox, David; Lieberman, Michelle – College Student Journal, 2005
Two-hundred-and-seventy-eight undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous forty-item questionnaire designed to assess student reactions to course expectations and the degree to which they engage in behaviors typically associated with positive academic outcomes. Women were significantly more likely to be in…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Females, Reference Groups, Gender Differences
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; Shearouse, Holly; Raji, Sarah – College Student Journal, 2004
One-hundred-and-twenty-seven undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 33 item questionnaire designed to assess the degree to which undergraduate college students expect to change the behavior of their dating partners. The data revealed that changing a partner's behavior is normative and had been learned…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Behavior Change, Gender Differences, Dating (Social)
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Lieberman, Michelle; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2004
College students today show a preference to be entertained as well as informed. While the debate on whether academia "should" be entertaining continues, this study sought data from one-hundred and fifty-six undergraduates enrolled in four Courtship and Marriage courses at East Carolina University who completed a 24 item questionnaire on their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Student Interests, Novels
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; McNeely, Andrea – College Student Journal, 2004
Three-hundred-and-twenty six undergraduates at a large south-eastern university completed a confidential anonymous 74-item questionnaire designed to assess beliefs about men, women, and relationships held by university students. This study focused on the data regarding gender differences in beliefs about men. Women were significantly more likely…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Females, Sexual Identity, Gender Differences
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E.; Thompson, Heather R. – College Student Journal, 2004
One-hundred-and-ninety seven undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 22-item questionnaire designed to assess the perception of various emotions in themselves and the other sex. The data revealed that men were significantly more likely to view themselves as competitive, sarcastic, and sexual than women…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Self Concept
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; DeCuzzi, Angela – College Student Journal, 2004
Three-hundred-and-thirty undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 26 item questionnaire designed to assess the effect of parental divorce/remarriage on the relationship with their respective parents and on their own romantic relationships. The data revealed several significant relationships-respondents…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Marriage, Undergraduate Students, Divorce