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ERIC Number: ED450436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Relationship Building and Relational Control in the Academic Advising Session.
Morris, Taleyna; McNeilis, Kelly
A study explored the relational control patterns which exist in academic advising sessions. Fourteen advising sessions between advisors and undergraduate students during the registration process were audiotaped and analyzed using a relational control coding scheme. Results indicated that neutralized symmetry (one-across, one-across) was preferred over other control patterns, and that submissive complementarity (one-down, one-up) and a transitory pattern (one-up, one-across) were also frequently used. Findings suggest that control patterns may change over time as the advising relationship is developed and that student satisfaction increased for longer advising sessions. Further research should include peer and evening school advisors as well as a wide variety of advising discussions. (Contains 65 references and 2 tables of data. An appendix provides the coding scheme.) (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A