ERIC Number: ED308600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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A Study of the Relationship between Student Learning Styles and Student Evaluation of Instructor Effectiveness.
Johnson, Judith L.
This paper examines the relationship between age, ability, achievement, and learner preferences, and student evaluations of instructor effectiveness. The sample for this study consisted of 116 students enrolled in two sections of an introductory psychology course at the University of Southern Maine. Five independent variables were examined: age, ability, grade, grade point average (GPA), and learner preferences. Findings indicate a significant but modest relationship between some student characteristics and their evaluations of teacher effectiveness. It appeared that certain learner preferences are predictive of more positive evaluations of instructor performance. Appended are 16 references, four tables of constructive and regressive variables, an end-of-course evaluation form, and a copy of the Johnson Learner Preference Scale. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (Portsmouth, NH, April 26-28, 1989).