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ERIC Number: ED154460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Classroom Seating Arrangements: Instructional Communication Theory Versus Student Preferences.
McCroskey, James C.; McVetta, Rod W.
A study surveyed 972 college students for their preferences in classroom arrangement (tradition straight-row, horseshoe, and modular) and their seating preferences within each style. Results indicated that students' arrangement preferences are influenced by both attractiveness of the course and the individual student's communication apprehension level. The conclusion developed from the data is that manipulation of either the type or the amount of communication in a classroom may be more difficult than previously believed, since such manipulation could hinder learning by engendering negative affective behavior in students. (Tables of findings are included.) (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 25-29, 1978)