ERIC Number: ED106701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Selected Communication Variables and Their Effect Upon Advisee Satisfaction with Adviser-Advisee Conferences.
Kaufmann, Paul J.; Netusil, Anton J.
Improving student satisfaction with academic advising has been the focus of university efforts in recent years. The academic advising conference between adviser and advisee normally occurs in a dyadic setting; thus, as with counseling, it seemed plausible to the authors that the interpersonal relationship between the adviser and student is important in developing a satisfying exchange. This document reports on a study which sought to train advisers to operationalize different counseling behaviors. Three advisers were trained to use attending behavior/no attending behavior, and self-disclosure/no self-disclosure to 60 subjects. Each student was randomly assigned to one of the four experimental manipulations. Significant main effects on the various variables in the experiment provided support that attending behavior and self-disclosure help strengthen the adviser-advisee relationship. Suggestions for future studies are reviewed. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)