ERIC Number: ED050664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
"Student Press": Student Course Ratings as a Function of Student Variables.
Weinstein, Philip; Bramble, William J.
This paper investigates the student characteristics that underlie high and low ratings of different aspects of an undergraduate course in educational psychology. Four hundred sixty students were given a number of inventories, scales, and surveys and a 22-item rating instrument covering course content, methods of instruction, and instructor. Principal axis factor analysis of the course evaluation instrument yielded 6 factors accounting for 72.69 percent of the variance. Factor scores were computed for each subject on each factor. Multivariate analyses of variance revealed significant differences on student background and personality variables between students having high and low factor scores for 4 of the 6 factors. Discriminant functions were employed to identify student characteristics that discriminate maximally between high and low factor scores. (Author/AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, February, 1971