ERIC Number: ED337832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Variables Associated with Question-Asking in the College Classroom.
Aitken, Joan E.; Neer, Michael R.
A study was conducted to identify variables associated with question-asking in the college classroom. Specifically, the study examined the influence of instructional interventions on intentions to ask questions. Subjects, 220 university undergraduates enrolled in a basic communication theory course at a midsize, midwestern, urban university, completed a survey assessing their classroom questioning behavior. Findings revealed that instructor gender and student gender partially explained question-asking. The perceived value of class discussion and satisfaction with the individual's current level of question-asking, however, acted as better predictors of student intentions to ask questions in class. The study further revealed that certain instructional interventions interacted with situational factors to influence question-asking intentions. (One figure and 7 tables of data are included; 36 references are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Behavior; Question Answer Reciprocity; Questions
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).