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ERIC Number: ED255957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Expectations of Teacher Affect in the Basic Speech Communication Class.
Hugenberg, Lawrence W.
To determine what students expected their speech teachers to be like, students in introductory speech courses at two universities were asked to complete a questionnaire on the first day of class, prior to meeting their instructor. The students were told their instructor was male or female, but otherwise were given no information about the teacher. The questionnaire consisted of 5 demographic questions and 25 Likert-type scale items concerning affective communication behaviors. Results showed that students in the private university tended to have higher expectations of affective communication behaviors than students in similar courses at a state university. Expectations of teacher behavior did not seem to be related to previous experiences in speech classes or previous knowledge or interaction with the teacher. Males seemed to expect closer personal ties with the instructor, though females did expect the instructor to help them when necessary. Regardless of the reasons for which they enrolled in the class, students shared similar expectations for the instructor's affective behavior. In addition, they had similar expectations for both male and female instructors. The questionnaire and several tables showing student responses are included. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A