ERIC Number: ED437692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Relationships between Students' Motives for Communicating with Their Instructors and Affective and Cognitive Learning.
Martin, Matthew M.; Mottet, Timothy P.; Myers, Scott A.
Recently, Martin, Myers, and Mottet (1999) introduced a measure for the motives students have for communicating with their instructors. The purpose of this study was to further examine students' motives for communicating in the classroom and to further refine this measure. Additionally, measures of affective and cognitive learning were used to establish validity for the new measure. The five motives students use to communicate with their instructors were relational, functional, excuse, participation, and sycophancy. Subjects were 259 students enrolled in introductory communication courses. Analyses resulted in a revised 30-item, five factor (six items per factor) measure. The motives of relate, functional, and participation tended to be positively correlated with learning while there were no significant relationships between excuse and sycophancy with learning. Contains 76 references and 2 tables of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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