An analysis of the recreational behavior and personality characteristics of a select group of college women who exhibited atypical social behavior

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Shirley Katherine Flynn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyze the recreational behavior and personality traits of a group of thirty-seven college women at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. These women were known to have exhibited atypical social behavior as defined by campus social regulations, particularly those involving residence hall policies. The group was divided into four sub-groups consisting of drug, alcohol, residence hall security, and visitation procedure violators. All of the violations occurred during the 1970-71 academic year. The above-mentioned women appeared before the student courts for hearing. As cases were tried, case transcripts were reviewed by the investigator. Each individual was invited for an interview and asked to become a subject for this study. Upon agreement to participate, an appointment was made to administer the Zeigler instrument, "How Do You Rate Yourself Recreationally?" and the California Psychological Inventory (CPI). The investigator then developed a revision of the Zeigler instrument which was mailed to the subjects. The mailing yielded a one hundred percent return.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
social behavior in women
Women college students $x Attitudes
Women college students $x Recreation
Deviant behavior

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