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ERIC Number: ED139992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 25
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An Analysis of Student Evaluation of Course and Instructor as an Expression of the Student's Values and Adult Education Attitudes.
Johnson, James F.; Trent, Curtis
The study determined the influence of students' values and adult education attitudes on their evaluation of faculty. Eighty-four adult education graduate students, enrolled in four sections of an adult learning theory course taught by three different instructors, completed an evaluation form, a value survey, and an adult education attitude scale at the end of the course. Multiple regression and path analysis showed that (1) adult education attitudes and selected values accounted for 27% of the variance in student evaluation of faculty, (2) adult education attitudes were responsible for 8% of the variance in student evaluation of faculty, and (3) values were not significantly related to student evaluation of faculty. A path model suggested that values influenced student evaluation of faculty through attitudes. The findings suggested that values and attitudes play an important part in student evaluation of faculty and should be recognized when interpreting the results of such ratings. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 20-23, 1977)