Date of Defense

4-26-2016

Date of Graduation

4-2016

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Ramona Lewis

Second Advisor

Bryce Dickey

Third Advisor

Carolyn Smith

Abstract

College student development theories focus on the experiences and growth that individuals and groups encounter throughout their time attending colleges and universities. During this time, many traditionally aged college students are in the period of emerging adulthood. In industrialized societies, this age range is characterized by a prolonged period of adolescence and a lack of taking on adult responsibilities. This exploration highlights the emerging adult college student population in the United States and the development these individuals may undergo.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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