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ERIC Number: ED080360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 421
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Development of the Instructor Behavior Description Questionnaire to Measure Graduate Student Satisfaction From Perceptions of Ideal and Actual Instructor Behavior.
Mitchelmore, June Anthea
This study investigated graduate students' perceptions of ideal and actual instructor behavior, the match between ideal and actual behavior, and relations of these variables to student and course characteristics. A review of over 300 psychological and educational articles identified four basic dimensions of leader and teacher behavior: Consideration, Interaction Facilitation, Motivation, and Work Facilitation. These were used in constructing the Instructor Behavior Description Questionnaire (IBDQ), which was administered to 137 graduate students in diverse classes. Instructors responded to a questionnaire describing the degree of student involvement and responsibility in their classes. Seven weeks later, student descriptions of ideal and actual instructor behavior were collected together with responses to six course assessment items. It was concluded that the four dimensions listed above are appropriate to describe instructor behavior, and that the IBDQ is a reliable and valid instrument that can be used across different subject areas to compare instruction. Course assessment scores were highly correlated with actual instructor behavior on the Work Facilitation dimension, while satisfaction scores on the Interaction Facilitation and Consideration dimensions were significantly correlated with student involvement practices. Among student characteristics, only sex and need for dependence were correlated with descriptions of ideal instructor behavior. (Author/JR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University