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ERIC Number: ED110487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 16
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Correlates of Student Ratings of College Instruction with Teacher Satisfaction and Related Course Variables.
Villano, Maurice W.; Joseph, John
This investigation studied the effect of teaching satisfaction and related classroom environmental variables on student evaluations of instruction where the assigned instructor and course subject were held constant over two successive academic terms at a branch campus of a major state university. Scores on two dimensions of teaching, Instructor and Course, were derived from factor analysis of the class means of a 10-item student rating device administered to 1,785 subjects. Teacher satisfaction and related classroom data were obtained from a self-reporting instrument on 51 classes that were matched across terms for instructor and subject. The two factor score ratings and the 14-item self-reports of the instructors were treated as dependent and independent variables, respectively, in multiple regression analyses conducted for each term. Coefficients of factor congruence, across terms, were .93 for Instructor and .78 for Course. There were no statistically-significant mean differences between terms for the student rating or self-report scales. There were seven common satisfaction and classroom variables that best predicted the dominant Instructor evaluation, differing only slightly each term in the order they entered the step-wise regression equation. The multiple correlations (R) for the two terms were .63 and .64 accounting for 40-percent of the criterion variance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Spring Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization (Provincetown, Massachusetts, May 2, 1975)