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Buri, John; Post, Maria; Alliegro, Marissa; Akin, Chelsea – College Student Journal, 2018
The median age at first marriage in the U.S. has reached historic highs--29.2 for men and 27.1 for women. In this study, we used the Marriage Apprehension Questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate the marriage wariness of university students. Previous research has suggested that the marital attitudes of young adults are largely the result of familial and…
Descriptors: Marriage, Personality Traits, Questionnaires, Young Adults
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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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Wilner, Molly; Kerr, Bradley; Moreno, Megan – College Student Journal, 2018
Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Facebook age presentation, Facebook alcohol displays, and alcohol related risk factors among college students. Methods: Students from two universities in the United States enrolled and accepted a researcher's Facebook friend request. Participant's Facebook profiles were evaluated…
Descriptors: Social Media, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Age
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Felver, Joshua C.; Morton, Melissa L.; Clawson, Adam J. – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem: Undergraduate and graduate students frequently experience psychological distress that often results in impairment and psychopathology, and effective interventions are thus needed. This work represents a replication of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to reduce psychological distress; secondary objectives include: evaluating…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychological Patterns, Stress Variables, Intervention
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Chatterjee, Ayona; Marachi, Christine; Natekar, Shruti; Rai, Chinki; Yeung, Fanny – College Student Journal, 2018
Improving graduation rates is one of the biggest missions in many universities across the country and it is surely the case on the campus of this institution. The work here presents a statistical tool box to use early academic performance as a predictor for graduation with logistic regression and machine learning techniques. The methods described…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Student Characteristics, Graduation, Probability
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Qualls, R. Christopher; Figgars, Lafe; Gibbs, Danette – College Student Journal, 2017
Given the high prevalence rate of academic dishonesty in institutions of higher education, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to its occurrence. The characteristics of an individual's family of origin are one set of factors that have been shown to be important predictors of academic dishonesty. However, the quality of one's…
Descriptors: Discipline, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Attachment Behavior
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Liu, Meihua – College Student Journal, 2017
This paper reports on the results of an investigation of the relationships between motivation, motivation intensity, use of Chinese outside of class and self-rated competence in Chinese. Analyses of 162 questionnaires and 17 semi-structured interviews revealed the following findings: (1) the participants reported having high integrative…
Descriptors: Motivation, Competence, Semi Structured Interviews, Chinese
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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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Johnson, Iryna – College Student Journal, 2017
Based on data from a single institution, this study estimates the effect of having a female instructor, the effects of measures of self-efficacy, and the interaction effects of measures of self-efficacy and having a female instructor on female and male student grade performance. Self-efficacy for academic achievement, self-regulated learning,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Role Models, Females, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Jinhee; Chatterjee, Swarn; Young, J.; Moon, U. J. – College Student Journal, 2017
Student loans have become a social-financial issue in the United States. This study uses a nationally representative dataset to examine the association between financial socialization and student loan borrowing behavior of individuals after controlling a number of different socio-demographic factors. Results show that the financial burdens of…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Access to Education, Young Adults, Student Costs
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van Berkel, Kelly; Reeves, Brenda – College Student Journal, 2017
Problem: While stress is universal for graduate students, the difference in terms of stress symptoms and the effects on health behavior is how students cope. While numerous research studies have linked stress and negative health behaviors, few studies have objectively assessed these variables. Purpose: Utilize current health and fitness technology…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Health Behavior, Scores, Online Surveys
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Warden, David N; Myers, Charlsie A. – College Student Journal, 2017
The relationship between domain-specific nonintellective variables and academic achievement among nontraditional students was explored to address uninvestigated factors and clarify distinctions between nontraditional and traditional student achievement. College students (nontraditional n = 72, traditional n = 67) completed an online survey…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, College Students
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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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Ersöz, Gözde – College Student Journal, 2016
Based on self-determination theory (SDT), the main goal of this study is to analyze dispositional flow and social physique anxiety (SPA) that could be predicted by gender, BMI and motivational regulations and to examine motivational regulations, dispositional flow and SPA of college students in terms of stage of change for exercise. Participants…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Determination, Exercise, College Students
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Marshall, Seth – College Student Journal, 2016
More research is needed that investigates how positive psychology-associated traits are predicted by neurocognitive processes. Correspondingly, the purpose of this study was to ascertain how, and to what extent, four traits, namely, grit, optimism, positive affect, and life satisfaction were predicted by the executive functioning (EF) dimensions…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Students, Psychology, Personality Traits
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