ERIC Number: ED453284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Development of a Scale for the Student Assessment of Academic Advisors.
Sanders, Judith A.; Wiseman, Richard L.
This study reports the development of an index for the student assessment of academic advisors. A total of 197 undergraduate students at 2 large universities volunteered to participate in a survey focusing on their advisors' skills and competencies. Drawing from a literature review, researchers had developed a 33-item scale that was pilot-tested with 75 undergraduates. After refinement, a 27-item scale was administered to the participants. Psychometric analyses demonstrated that the instrument was both reliable and valid, but the analyses suggested that a 15-item form of the instrument would be preferable, because the inter-item reliability for these 15 items was very high. The 15-item instrument is a potentially valuable tool for improving advising and rewarding excellent advisors. (Contains 3 tables and 30 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (Seattle, WA, November 2000).