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ERIC Number: ED152749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Nonverbal Cues of Teacher Warmth as Perceived by Students.
Gafner, Rosemary S.; And Others
This study was concerned with student perceptions of teacher warmth through verbal, nonverbal, and combined channels of communication, and with the identification of nonverbal cues that contributed to students' perceptions of teacher warmth. The study is based on the assumption that teaching is a communicative process that is facilitated by the participants' ability to perceive empathy. Seventy-five high school subjects reacted to a videotape using a teacher warmth rating scale. Random subjects were interviewed, and their protocols were kept. Three conditions were used with groups of twenty-five subjects each. Post-hoc analysis indicated that: (l) warmth is perceived primarily through nonverbal channels; (2) students can identify specific teacher behaviors; (3) certain behaviors contribute to students' perceptions of warmth; and (4) students are aware of affective states conveyed by teachers. (Author/MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)