ERIC Number: ED264612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Communication Climate: The Development and Testing of a Measure of the Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom.
Thibodeaux, Terry M.; Siltanen, Susan A.
A study was conducted to analyze the role that nonverbal communication plays in classroom climate. A 40-item classroom communication climate questionnaire was developed, and administered to 76 students and 8 teachers to determine its reliability and validity. After several changes and deletions, the final version of the questionnaire was administered to 200 students and 7 teachers from classes in speech and hearing sciences, biology, speech, and journalism. Although analysis of the data seems to emphasize openness on the teacher's part and the ability of the teacher to teach dramatically as factors affecting classroom communication, the validity of some of the measures used must be questioned. Therefore, further research in this area is necessary. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (71st, Denver, CO, November 7-10, 1985).