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Richard Saudargas

Research Interests

Freshman success.

Research statement

In the past three years, my research focus has shifted to evaluating the traits that make for successful transition to college.

Honors

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Editorial Board, School Psychology Review
  • UTK Arts and Sciences Student Advising Award (1999)

Selected Publications

Lounsbury, J.W., Richardson, J.D., Saudargas, R.A., & Levy, J.J. (2008). An investigation of extracurricular activities in relation to sense of identity of college freshmen. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 15, 47-55.

Lounsbury, J. W., Gibson, L. W., & Saudargas, R. W. (2006). Scale development.  In F. T. L. Leong &  J. T.  Austin (Eds).   Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants (Second Edition) (pp. 125-146).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lounsbury, J.W., Levy, J.J., Saudargas, R.A., & Gibson, L.W. (2006).  Big five personality traits and outcomes for first-year college students.  Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 14, 62-68.

Lounsbury J. W., Saudargas, R. A., Gibson, L. W., & Leong, F. T. (2005). An investigation of broad and narrow personality traits in relation to general and domain-specific life satisfaction of college students. Research in Higher Education, 46, 707-729.

Lounsbury, J. W., Saudargas, R. A., & Gibson, L. W. (2004). An investigation of personality traits in relation to intention to withdraw from college. Journal of College Student Development, 45, 517-534.

Corts, D., Lounsbury, J., Saudargas, R., and Tatum, H. (2000). Assessing undergraduate satisfaction with an academic department: A method and case study. College Student Journal, 34, 399-408.

Saudargas, R.A., Drummer, L. (1996). Single subject (small N) research designs and zoo research. Zoo Biology 15: 173-181.

Richard Saudargas

Richard Saudargas

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Florida State University (1972)

Email: rsaudarg@utk.edu
Phone: (865) 974-3423

Key words: Applied behavior analysis; animal and human ethology.