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ERIC Number: ED531209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-2351-5
Academic Incivility in Higher Education
Marchand-Stenhoff, Sandra Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University
Professors and researchers have reported an increase in incivility within their classroom and have expressed their frustration, "...that classroom terrorists have hijacked their courses" (Lepper, 2000). Incivility has produced distractions and stresses that interfere with the instructor's ability to teach and students' ability to learn. Situations in which students distract others from learning and/or interfere with the instructor's ability to teach can be defined as academic incivility (Feldmann, 2002). The purpose of this study was to identify factors that are related to academic incivility. The objective was to determine if higher scores on the "set-up" or other factor variables were associated with increase in incivility scores. This study included 302 faculty and instructors at a research I institution in the Midwest. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was used to collect the data. Principle component analysis and multiple regression models were used to analyze the data. Findings indicate that an early focus on preventing incivility, years of teaching, and lower initial levels of incivility reduce instructor perception of incivility at 12 weeks into the semester. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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