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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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Emanuel, Richard C. – College Student Journal, 2013
This article reports on a study of cell phone use among college students. This group is considered particularly important because college students tend to be among the first to try new technology, are the group most likely to innovate new ways of using existing technology, and are most vocal about what they need and/or want to see changed…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Hogan, Eileen A.; Bryant, Sarah K.; Overymyer-Day, Leslie E. – College Student Journal, 2013
The acquisition of credit card debt by college students has long been a topic of concern. This study explores relationships among debt, undesirable academic behaviors and cognitions, and academic performance, through surveys of 338 students in a public university, replicating two past measures of credit card debt and creating new measures of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Debt (Financial), Delinquency, Academic Achievement
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Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody; McDaniel, Tyler – College Student Journal, 2013
Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate and compare local to national averages in college-aged students' sleep disturbances, as well as further investigate key demographics (obesity classification, gender, race, year in college) among sleep issues. Methods: This study investigated 636 undergraduate students (333 males, 303 Females,…
Descriptors: Sleep, Obesity, Health Behavior, Correlation
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Rakovski, Carter C.; Levy, Elliott S. – College Student Journal, 2007
Dishonest behavior at the college level, particularly by business students, is an ethical issue of concern to the academic and business communities. Corporate scandals and federal legislation have brought additional attention to the ethical behavior of business leaders and the role of higher education in training the leaders of tomorrow. If…
Descriptors: Ethics, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior