ERIC Number: ED196093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Multivariate Study of Teacher Immediacy, Teaching Effectiveness, and Student Attentiveness at the Junior High and Senior High Levels.
McDowell, Earl E.; And Others
A study was conducted to examine the relationships of various teaching effectiveness variables in the affective, behavioral, and cognitive domains. Subjects were 165 junior high school students and 212 senior high school students in communication courses. These students completed questionnaires consisting of Behavioral Indicants of Immediacy Scales, Generalized Immediacy Scales, affect variable scales, behavioral commitment scales, homophily scales, attentiveness scales, and cognitive learning scores. The results indicated significant relationships among (1) teacher immediacy variables, teaching effectiveness variables, and student attentiveness; (2) teacher immediacy variables and variables of teaching effectiveness and attentiveness; and (3) teacher immediacy and variables of interpersonal solidarity, teaching effectiveness, and attentiveness. Few significant differences occurred between sex groups and educational level groups in rating dependent measures. Grouping students by final grade revealed marginal differences in students' ratings of teacher immediacy, teaching effectiveness, and attentiveness. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).