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dc.contributor.authorVan Kuren, Nancy E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T15:31:36Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01T15:31:36Z
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/64670
dc.description.abstractDespite an abundance of studies on the characteristics of college students described as campus disciplinary offenders, few studies have attempted to investigate the reasons why certain students end up as violators of campus social policies. The purpose of this study was to construct and test a causal model of college student disciplinary status. Containment Theory, Control Theory, and Involvement Theory served as the theoretical foundation of the study. Variables in the model were operationalized from the College Student Experiences Questionnaire. Data were collected from a sample of students classified as campus disciplinary offenders by the residence life office judicial system of a large land-grant university and from a sample of non-offenders at the same institution. The data were analyzed using path analysis procedures. Results indicated that there was only partial support for the linear causal model tested. Important findings were: (a) background variables directly affected disciplinary status, a finding consistent with previous research, (b) the model did not work differently for males and females, (c) students' satisfaction with their choice of college directly impacted on disciplinary status, (d) students' perceptions of the campus interpersonal environment and their personal vocational gains indirectly effected disciplinary status when mediated by the satisfaction with their college choice. In general, person-environment fit was proposed as the factor having an overall effect on disciplinary status. It was suggested that further testing of the model should occur and that a reciprocal causal model, rather than a linear model, might yield more information about the factors influencing disciplinary status for certain college students.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 96 leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
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dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1987.V364en_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- Disciplineen_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege disciplineen_US
dc.subject.lcshConduct of lifeen_US
dc.titleA social causal model approach to college student disciplinary offender statusen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentStudent Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc16826344en_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineStudent Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCreamer, Donald G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSmart, John C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcDaniels, Carl O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSpencer, Edward F. D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGarrison, James W.en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US


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