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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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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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O'Reilly, Sarah; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2009
One-hundred-and-ninety seven undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 22-item questionnaire designed to assess the qualities college women want in their prospective marital partners. The data revealed that women (when compared to what men want in a partner) were significantly more likely to prefer men…
Descriptors: Females, Marriage, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires
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Knox, David; McGinty, Kristen – College Student Journal, 2009
Based on the popular television programs of "Bachelor," "Bachelorette," "Blind Date," "Elimidate," and "Next" an in-class exercise was developed and executed in five sections of a marriage and family course at a large southeastern university whereby students identified a homogamous (homogamy =…
Descriptors: Marriage, Class Activities, Instructional Design, College Students
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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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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