ERIC Number: ED207107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Teaching Assistants' Perceptions of Formal and Informal Communications with Students.
Tomita, Machiko; McDowell, Earl
This study was designed to determine teachers' perceptions of their informal and formal communications with students and to determine if the biological sex and the psychological sex of teachers were salient variables to understand differences among groups on dependent measures. A four-page questionnaire consisting of Bem's Sex Role Inventory, an Unwillingness-to-Communicate Scale, and content and presentation scales were sent to 151 teaching associates. Results were somewhat misleading as both males and females were found to view themselves positively in terms of interpersonal and formal communications. Other findings showed teachers to be more confident in formal communications with students, and the androgynous and masculine teaching associates to be rated higher than other psychological sex groups on dependent measures. Overall, the results revealed that teachers have positive perceptions of their communication with students. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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).