ERIC Number: ED219383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
The Relationship Between Students' and Instructors' Perceptions of Feedback and the Students' Perceptions of the Instructors' Teaching Effectiveness.
Voeller, Diane; And Others
This study examined the relationship between students' and instructors' views of the promotion of feedback and the students' perception of the effectiveness of the instructor as a teacher. The subjects of the study were faculty members and students from the College of Nursing at the University of North Dakota. Data were collected through a semantic differential scale form with 60 questions, including three questions that reflected instructors' interest in giving the students feedback on their work, their willingness to accept feedback from students, and whether instructors provided the opportunity for feedback to take place. The data indicated that there is a strong positive relationship between students' perception of a teacher's promotion of feedback and the students' view of teacher effectiveness. Results also suggested that, if an instructor does not promote feedback (in the eyes of the students), the instructor is seen as a less effective teacher than one who does promote feedback. When a severe discrepancy existed between the students' perception of the teacher's promotion of feedback and the instructor's perception, the instructor was regarded as a less effective teacher than one who does promote feedback. No significant correlation was found between students' and instructors' view of feedback. There was also no significant correlation between the instructors' view of the promotion of feedback given to the students and the students' view of the instructors' effectiveness. The findings suggest that, if, for any reason, it is useful to know how students view various aspects of their education, it is necessary to address the questions directly to them. (JD)
Descriptors: Feedback, Higher Education, Negative Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Response
Bureau of Educational Research and Services, Box 8158, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.