Factors influencing interest in research among criminal justice students

Fang Mei Law, Gwo Jen Guo

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Abstract

This study explores factors influencing research interest (RI) among criminal justice students. The participants were 328 students at a mid-western university. Results of a path analysis indicated that quantitative and computer skills and writing skills were significant predictors of RI. Statistics anxiety was a significant negative predictor of research design skills, practical research skills, and quantitative and computer skills. It also indirectly predicted RI via quantitative and computer skills. Statistics self-efficacy was a significant predictor of research design skills, practical research skills, quantitative and computer skills, and writing skills, and also indirectly predicted RI via quantitative and computer skills as well as writing skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-391
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice Education
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Law

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