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ERIC Number: ED073493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 27
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Dimensions of Teacher Credibility and Faculty-Course Evaluation.
Holdridge, William E.
The author begins with a general review of source credibility research, as an introduction to his study on the dimensions of credibility for teachers in the classroom and the dimensions of faculty-course evaluation questionnaires. His investigation utilized 46 semantic differential scales for the concepts "this teacher" and "this class," using as subjects 575 students enrolled in a basic speech communication course. Factor analysis of the data for teachers resulted in a four-factor solution: sociability, extroversion, competence, and composure. Factor analysis of the course evaluation data resulted in three factors: general course evaluation, instructional methods, and instructor impact. The author concludes that future investigations on source credibility should be directed to specific populations, or source types, such as teachers in the classroom, an area which has been given "little attention" in the studies of communication phenomena. (Author/RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)