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ERIC Number: ED357392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Personality Preferences and Student Responses to Teacher Comments.
Thompson, Tom
A study examined student responses to teacher comments on a student essay. First-year students at the Citadel, an all-male military school, imagined they wrote a paper on which a teacher had made 16 comments (eight positive and eight negative, eight having implied answers, eight having open-ended answers) and then rated those comments based on how helpful they were. Subjects were divided into eight groups based on their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) scores. Average scores for the ratings of teacher comments were computed. Results indicated no relation between preferred learning style (as indicated on the MBTI) and ratings of comments. Subjects were then asked why they rated some comments high and some low. Overall, the subjects found teacher comments helpful to the degree that the comments told the student precisely what was wrong and how to fix it. Findings highlight the potential influence of the immediate social context in they way students read and use teacher comments. (A figure describing personality preferences and a figure listing the highest-rated and the lowest-rated comments are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator