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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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Halligan, Caitlin; Knox, David; Brinkley, Jason – College Student Journal, 2013
A 42 item Internet questionnaire was completed by 259 undergraduates at a large southeastern university designed to assess the degree to which individuals involved in abusive relationships would report that technology in the form of text messages, email, and Facebook would impair their ability to terminate the relationship. Almost sixty percent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Computer Use
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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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Derby, Kelly; Knox, David; Easterling, Beth – College Student Journal, 2012
A 42 item Internet questionnaire was completed by 268 undergraduates at a large southeastern university to assess the frequency, motivations, and outcome of snooping in romantic relationships. Almost two thirds (66%) reported that they had engaged in snooping behavior, most often when the partner was taking a shower. Primary motives were…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Undergraduate Students
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Beaver, Tiffany; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E. – College Student Journal, 2010
Analysis of survey data from 995 undergraduates at a large southeastern university revealed that 93% reported owning a cell phone and a statistically significant difference between women and men (95% versus 91.2%) and between Whites (95.1%) and Blacks (87.7%). In addition, Blacks were twice as likely as Whites to be bothered by their partner's use…
Descriptors: White Students, Surveys, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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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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O'Reilly, Sarah; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E. – College Student Journal, 2007
Data from 305 confidential anonymous 50-item questionnaires on pornography were completed by students at East Carolina University and analyzed to provide the basis for this study. Over 90 percent (92.4%) reported ever having looked at pornography with over forty percent (43.1%) reporting doing so between one and two times a week. Significant…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Pornography
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Knox, David; Breed, Rhonda; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2007
Cultural meanings (e.g. the green eyed monster) and research interests have traditionally focused on female jealousy. In contrast, this research focused on male jealousy. Two-hundred ninety-one undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential, anonymous forty-four-item questionnaire on jealousy. Men reacted differently…
Descriptors: Socialization, Student Attitudes, Males, Psychological Patterns
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Horne, Jenn; Knox, David; Zusman, Jane; Zusman, Marty E. – College Student Journal, 2007
Previously, in those segments of America where "proper" behavior was valued, tattoos and body piercings were examples of what Goffman identified as "stigma"--they spoiled one's identity. Today, tattoos and piercings have become more mainstream. This study reports the survey of 400 undergraduates at a large southeastern university. Regarding…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Males, Social Attitudes
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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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Knox, David; Kimuna, Sitawa; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2005
Four hundred and forty-one undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 38-item questionnaire designed to assess student attitudes toward the elderly. The data revealed several significant gender differences including the age at which a person becomes "old" (men select a younger age), strength (men see less…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Age, Reaction Time, Motor Vehicles