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ERIC Number: ED315835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Communication in New Faculty Socialization: An Extension of Teacher Communication Concern.
Bach, Betsy Wackernagel
A study on teacher communication concerns explored the following questions: (1) to what extent is communication concern expressed after the first quarter of college teaching, and (2) does the type of communication concern expressed vary by quarter? The experiences of two new faculty members at a western university provided the data source for the study. The first data source was a measurement of the faculty members' concerns about communication. The second source of data ws a series of 1- to 2-hour interviews with the new faculty members, conducted at approximately 2- to 3-week intervals. A total of 103 communication concerns were identified during the academic year by the two new faculty. While the number of concerns expressed during the autumn quarter were significantly greater, the expression of concern continued after the initial quarter of teaching. Concerns about self, task, and impact were expressed during all three quarters and not in a systematic or sequential manner. (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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