ERIC Number: ED062295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Differences in the Verbal Behavior of College Supervisors Using The Blumberg System for Analyzing Supervisory Conferences and College Supervisors Using No Systematic Analysis.
This study examines whether college supervisors who analyze their verbal behavior in supervisory conferences by means of the Blumberg system exhibit a change in proportions of direct and indirect verbal behavior when compared with college supervisors who do not use the Blumberg system to analyze their supervisory conferences. Sixteen volunteer college supervisors participated in this study during a single semester. Volunteers were randomly assigned to a training or control group. Supervisors in the training group were offered the opportunity to attend four 2-hour training sessions, one each week. On successful completion of the proficiency examination, roughly mid-semester, supervisors in the training group recorded and analyzed one conference a week for 6 weeks. Results of the study indicated no statistically significant differences in selected verbal behavior between supervisors using the Blumberg system to analyze their conferences and supervisors who did not use this system for conference analysis. This study explains the Blumberg system used in the conference analyses. A 6-item bibliography, interaction system, matrix and tables are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)