ERIC Number: ED101016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Attitudes Towards Instructors, Social Desirability, and Behavioral Intentions.
Tobias, Sigmund; Hanlon, Robert E.
This study examined whether student attitude toward instructors was related to subsequent behavior such as the behavioral intention to take further courses with that instructor, and whether social desirability affected this relationship. Students completed instructor rating and social desirability scales. Principal components analysis and varimax rotation isolated six instructor rating factors. Students also participated in a mock preregistration procedure assessing their intention to reregister for the same, or different instructors. Results indicated that the first instructor rating factor, Instructor Skill, correlated .72 with intention to take further courses with that instructor. No other relationships or interactions were significant. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
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