School of Business
“Ring by Spring” is a common phrase used by undergraduate students at George Fox University to describe the phenomenon where students are engaged before receiving their degree. This research paper aims to understand the factors that lead to students becoming involved in long-term relationships on campus at George Fox. Our research was gathered via a survey of 238 undergraduate students and then analyzed using regression modeling to determine which, if any, factors contributed to students engaging in long-term relationships of more than 6 months. After conducting research, we concluded that three factors were primarily significant in determining the likelihood of a long-term committed relationship: political affiliation, honors college enrollment, and hometown type, with political affiliation having the most economic significance of the three.
Beck, Richard and Gurnee, Nathaniel, "Rings Do not Come from Spring" (2020). Student Scholarship - College of Business. 17.