ERIC Number: ED188034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Instructor and Student Perceptions of College Students of Differing Ages.
Borges, Marilyn A.; And Others
Attitudes held by students and instructors toward students of differing ages were investigated. The respondents were 32 undergraduates in each of four age-groupings (to 19, 20-24, 25-35, 35+ years of age) and 32 college instructors. All respondents rated four student age-groups (to 19, 20-24, 25-35, 35+ years of age) on eight variables: concern for grades, study time, exam scores, contributions to class discussion, class attendance, interaction with instructors, interaction with peers, and student group preferred. Students also gave their projections of their teachers' ratings. Results from analyses of variance for each of the eight variables showed that both students' and instructors' judgments differed depending on the age of student judged. On the first six of the listed measures, the two older groups of students underestimated their instructors' ratings of themselves. These results, together with the finding that only 35+ year-olds projected that their instructors would rate them as among the least-preferred students, suggest indications of the older students' negative school self-esteem. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Judgmental Processes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Canada, September 1-4, 1980).