ERIC Number: ED453561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Talk to Me: An Examination of the Content of Out-of-Class Interaction between Students and Faculty.
Jaasma, Marjorie A.; Koper, Randall J.
Despite accumulating evidence of the importance of college student-faculty interaction to student retention and satisfaction, little work has focused on out-of-class (OCC) communication. The present study examines 93 student descriptions of OCC with a faculty member, content analyzed to categorize the nature, length, location, and initiator of the conversations. Qualitative analysis resulted in six categories of interaction: course-related, self-disclosure, small talk, advice, intellectual ideas, and favor requests, which were then interpreted as a functional typology of OCC. Contains 16 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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