ERIC Number: ED448628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Do Students and Faculty See Their Interaction Similarly?
Langdon, Andrew; Peterburs, Jason; Anders, Katie; Steinpreis, Rhea
Whether or not a sex bias existed in the evaluation of male and female college professors was studied using computer-generated vignettes describing professors. A total of 196 subjects participated in this experiment, 155 of whom were undergraduate students. The remaining 51 were psychology professors. Subjects read the vignettes, rated the professor's behavior on a Likert scale, and wrote responses about the professor's behavior. There were no significant differences in the way either the student or faculty subjects evaluated the behavior of the faculty in any of the vignettes, and students and faculty did not differ in the level of acceptability/unacceptability ratings used to evaluate the professors in any of the vignettes. Faculty did, however, rank dynamic teaching style as more important than did the students. Students rank ordered the usefulness of assignments as more important than did faculty. Students and faculty tended to have similar views about the appropriateness of interactions between faculty and students, but they tended to emphasize different qualities. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (108th, Washington, DC, August 4-8, 2000).