ERIC Number: ED260111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Students' Public and Private Evaluations of the Likeability and Effectiveness of Professors.
Brady, Peter J.
Forty undergraduate subjects estimated for most students, and for themselves, the likeability and teaching effectiveness of college professors who were either positive or negative toward students, and either demanding or easy in their courses. "Most students" liked positive professors better than negative, preferred easy professors to demanding ones, saw positive professors as more effective than negative, and positive demanding professors as more effective than positive easy professors. The subjects personally liked positive professors better than negative, positive demanding professors better than positive easy, saw positive professors as more effective than negative and demanding professors as more effective than easy professors. Anonymous student evaluations of instructors were found to be very different from opinions expresses in typical student to student evaluations of faculty. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).