ERIC Number: ED165518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Student Attitudes Toward Quality of Instruction and Other Aspects of a University. Research Report #14-70.
Fiore, Neil A.; Sedlacek, William E.
Students holding diametrically opposed opinions about the quality of instruction at the University were compared on a number of other attitude variables. A comparison was made of 2,310 students choosing item 2B and 1,625 students choosing item 3B on the 1969 University Student Census, an attitude and activities inventory given annually to all full-time undergraduates. There appear to be some differences between students who feel the best thing about the school is the "quality of instruction" (2B) and those who feel it is the worst thing about the school (3B). The 2B group tended to seek self-development and be stimulated by coursework and felt this coursework required more intensive study outside the classroom. They also tended to have higher educational aspirations, to live with their parents, and to have less well-educated fathers. Generally, the 2B group had more positive feelings about the university, its faculty, and facilities. They tended to feel that students had more channels for expressing complaints and policy-making opportunities, were more likely to feel students who disrupt the university should be suspended, and were less likely to perceive racism at the university than the 3B group. (SW)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: University of Maryland College Park