ERIC Number: ED206013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Student Network Factors and Classroom Performance.
Salem, Philip; Williams, M. Lee
Network analysis, a research methodology that uses interpersonal relationships as the unit of analysis in identifying communication structures, was used in a study of college classroom communication to determine what communication network factors were associated with student grades. Questionnaires asking for student perceptions of their communication relationships were completed by 155 lower division and 87 upper division college students. The questionnaire asked students to estimate the frequency of their contact with each student in the class about course-related information and noncourse-related information. Course grades were elicited from instructors. The results showed that the less active a student was in a communication network, the better were his or her grades. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (31st, Minneapolis, MN, May 21-25, 1981).