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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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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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Harper, Casandra E.; Yeung, Fanny P. – College Student Journal, 2015
This study utilized logistic regression to test whether students' personal characteristics and experiences significantly predict their likelihood of dating interracially in college. The data were drawn from the Campus Life in America Student Survey (CLASS), which was administered to freshmen who were then resurveyed as juniors (n = 513). The most…
Descriptors: College Students, Predictor Variables, Racial Relations, Dating (Social)
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McDonald, Sylvia E. – College Student Journal, 2013
Cell phones have become a norm within the collegiate environment but little research has examined their impact on academic attainment. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that in-class texting behavior had on the final grade score in a freshmen level introductory social science course. Students in three different sections were…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Grades (Scholastic)