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Elliott, Lindsey; Knox, David – College Student Journal, 2016
A 64 item Internet questionnaire was completed by 381 undergraduates at a large southeastern university to assess taking chances in romantic relationships. Almost three fourths (72%) self-identified as being a "person willing to take chances in my love relationship." Engaging in unprotected sex, involvement in a "friends with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Interpersonal Relationship, Intimacy
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Freysteinsdóttir, Freydís Jóna; Skúlason, Sigurgrímur; Halligan, Caitlin; Knox, David – College Student Journal, 2014
Seven hundred and twenty-two undergraduates from a large southeastern university in the U.S. and 368 undergraduates from The University of Iceland in the Reykjavik, Iceland completed a 100 item Internet questionnaire revealing their (mostly white and 20-24 years old) attitudes on various relationship and sexual issues. Significant differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Nelms, Bobbie Jo; Knox, David; Easterling, Beth – College Student Journal, 2012
"The talk" is culturally understood to mean a discussion whereby both partners in a relationship reveal their feelings about each other and their commitment to a future together. Typically, one partner feels a greater need to clarity the future and instigates "the talk." This study reports the analysis of a 15 item…
Descriptors: Social Exchange Theory, Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Questionnaires
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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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Puentes, Jennifer; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E. – College Student Journal, 2008
Analysis of survey data from 1013 undergraduates at a large southeastern university revealed that over half (51%) reported experience in a "friends with benefits" relationship. In comparing the background characteristics of participants with nonpartipants in a FWBR, ten statistically significant findings emerged. Findings included that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Friendship
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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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Whatley, Mark; Little, Gelena M.; Knox, David – College Student Journal, 2006
The Relationship Involvement Scale was created to allow individuals to identify the degree to which they are involved in a relationship. The developed scale includes norms, reliability, and validity and was completed by a total of 306 undergraduates at two southern universities. While there were no significant differences between women and men on…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Social Psychology, Program Validation, Psychometrics