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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; 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; Vail-Smith, Karen; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2008
Analysis of data from 1394 undergraduates at a large southeastern university were used to assess the degree to which the stereotype that "men are dogs" (sexually-focused cheaters) is justified. Results suggest that this stereotype is unjustified since the majority of males: (1) define behaviors from kissing to anal sex as cheating; (2)…
Descriptors: Males, Sex Stereotypes, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences
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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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DeCuzzi, Angela; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2006
Two-hundred-and-sixty undergraduates at a two large eastern universities (who self identified as black or white) completed a confidential anonymous twenty-two-item questionnaire designed to assess perceptions of women and men. In general, while both races tended to view women and men of their own and the other race positively, there was a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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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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McNeely, Andrea; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty – College Student Journal, 2005
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 women. Men were significantly more likely…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Attitude Measures
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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
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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; 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