ERIC Number: ED346533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Immediacy and Enthusiasm as Separate Dimensions of Effective College Teaching: A Test of Lowman's Model on Student Evaluation of Instruction and Course Grades.
Stewart, Robert A.; Barraclough, Robert A.
A study investigated the magnitude of the relationship between measures of teacher immediacy and teacher enthusiasm and their relative contributions to student evaluations of instruction (SEI) and students' course grades. It was argued that immediacy and enthusiasm are descriptors of the two dimensions of effective college teaching espoused by Lowman (1984). Respondents for the study were 421 students from upper division communication classes at two major universities in the southwest. Canonical analysis indicated a strong positive relationship between immediacy and enthusiasm. Analyses of variance crossing levels of teacher enthusiasm did reveal differences in SEI and course grades consistent with Lowman's (1984) conceptualization. However, regression analyses showed enthusiasm to be the more direct contributor to SEI, and that neither construct was a direct contributor to differences in course grades. (One figure and 5 tables of data are included; 39 references are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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