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Hignite, Lance R.; Marshall, Shantal; Naumann, Laura – College Student Journal, 2018
Despite relatively low levels of crime on campus, college and university students are not immune from criminal victimization. Students' levels of fear of crime on campus, perceptions regarding the likelihood of victimization, and confidence in campus police, shape their decisions to engage in specific avoidance and protective behaviors. This study…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Experience
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Crass, Suzanne L.; Terranova, Andrew M. – College Student Journal, 2018
The relationship between narcissism, callousness, and extradyadic involvement (EDI), has been understudied. It was anticipated that callousness and narcissism would be associated with increased likelihood of engaging in an EDI and less distress about having engaged in the EDI. Participants (268 college students; 75% female; mean age of 20 years…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Correlation, Questionnaires
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Kelly, Nicole; Harpel, Tammy; Fontes, Angela; Walters, Connor; Murphy, Jan – College Student Journal, 2017
This study investigated the role of socially desirable responding (SDR) in responses to survey questions about financial behavior among college students. Data was collected via an online survey from 1,159 students enrolled at a Midwestern university. Participants reported on credit card and savings behaviors and attitudes by answering direct…
Descriptors: Social Desirability, College Students, Student Behavior, Money Management
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Liebler, Robert – College Student Journal, 2017
Data from published studies is used to recover information about the sample mean self-reported number of times cheated by college students. The sample means were estimated by fitting distributions to the reported data. The few estimated sample means thus recovered were roughly 2 or less.
Descriptors: Cheating, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Pasley, Kay; Fincham, Frank D. – College Student Journal, 2016
Friends with benefits relationships (FWBRs) occur when two friends who are not in a committed romantic relationship engage in ongoing sexual activity (i.e., oral sex and/or intercourse) over a period of time. The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and psychosocial characteristics of college men involved in FWBRs (N = 407) using s…
Descriptors: Males, Friendship, Intimacy, Student Behavior
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Sutter, Nate; Paulson, Sharon – College Student Journal, 2016
The current study examined whether it is possible to increase college students' intention to earn a four-year degree with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Three research questions were examined: (1) Can the TPB predict traditional undergraduates' graduation intention? (2) Does graduation intention differ by traditional students' year of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Behavior Theories
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Selkie, Ellen M.; Kota, Rajitha; Moreno, Megan – College Student Journal, 2016
Problem: Cyberbullying is common among adolescents, and emerging studies also describe this phenomenon in college students. Less is known about specific cyberbullying behaviors and roles in cyberbullying incidents experienced by college females. Methods: 249 female students from 4 colleges completed online surveys assessing involvement in 11…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Females, College Students
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Mann, Linda; Blotnicky, Karen – College Student Journal, 2016
Problem: There is evidence that university students have poor eating behaviors that can lead to short and long term negative health effects. Understanding the influences on eating behaviors will aid universities and health agencies in developing effective healthy eating promotion strategies. Purpose and Method: To determine the impact of a range…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Adjustment, Eating Habits, Food
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Pettijohn, Terry F.; Frazier, Erik; Rieser, Elizabeth; Vaughn, Nicholas; Hupp-Wilds, Bobbi – College Student Journal, 2015
A 21-item survey on texting in the classroom was given to 235 college students. Overall, 99.6% of students owned a cellphone and 98% texted daily. Of the 138 students who texted in the classroom, most texted friends or significant others, and indicate the reason for classroom texting is boredom or work. Students who texted sent a mean of 12.21…
Descriptors: College Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication
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Anderson, Carla; Card, Karen – College Student Journal, 2015
The purpose of this quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group study was to determine the influence that a financial education intervention administered in First Year Experience courses had on students' perceptions of their financial behavior such as compulsive spending and credit card use. This study utilized the five-point Likert-type…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups, Money Management, Credit (Finance)
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Piotrowski, Chris – College Student Journal, 2014
Recent reviews of the literature indicate that the scope of research on cell or mobile phones covers a vast typology (Piotrowski & Kass, 2013). The majority of this research is concentrated in the technology, education, and social sciences fields. However, there is a dearth of bibliometric studies on cell phones related to business. To that…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Bibliographic Databases, Content Analysis
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Popovics, Alexander J. – College Student Journal, 2014
Means to foster civility and respect on community college campuses are presented. Faculty views are shared in relationship to maintaining appropriate behaviors on campuses. Shared responsibility, early intervention and clearly stated campus-wide policies are among suggested strategies for creating and maintaining a respectful environment.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Communication
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Foltz, Kristen A. – College Student Journal, 2014
This article examines the perceptions and beliefs of Millennials regarding visible tattoos and the impact of tattoos on potential employment. Despite tattoos becoming more accepted and mainstream in society, studies show that individuals with visible tattoos are often hired at a lower rate than people without visible tattoos. A survey of current…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Human Body
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Rao, Satya P.; Lozano, Valerie; Taani, Murad – College Student Journal, 2014
Problem: Almost 60% of college students consume less than two servings of fruits and vegetables a day while 40-50% either exercise irregularly or do not exercise. When surveyed in another study, half of the students responded that they had not received any information about healthy eating and behaviors from their colleges while nearly 60% said…
Descriptors: Cues, Health Behavior, Decision Making, College Students
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Qualls, R. Christopher – College Student Journal, 2014
Although academic dishonesty is known to be prevalent in institutions of higher education, little research has examined the role that differences in disciplinary techniques used in childhood play in its occurrence. This study investigated the relationship between specific disciplinary practices, particularly harsh physical discipline, and the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Ethics, Deception
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