AuthorRingquist, Austin Paul
AdvisorBurross, Heidi L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAcademic entitlement is an increasingly disrupting characteristic, affecting students, peers, teachers and professors in many different academic environments. This study reviewed the background of entitlement, investigated factors that may impact academic entitlement, as well as identified key characteristics to look for while searching for academic entitlement. A survey was administered to 397 college undergraduate students at a major southwestern university. Results from the survey used on this study included demographic items, parenting style measures, and academic entitlement items. Results from a series of separate linear regression models indicated academic entitlement is most predictive by anxious intrusiveness parenting style variable and the ethnicity variable, specifically Asian or Asian American group categorized. While these results were not statistically nor practically significant, it is worth noting future research is necessary further investigating these two variables across a wider sample. Additionally, limitations are discussed, and future research ideas are mentioned.
Degree ProgramGraduate College