ERIC Number: EJ1019675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
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Exploring Determinants of Relationship Quality between Students and their Academic Department: Perceived Relationship Investment, Student Empowerment, and Student-Faculty Interaction
Cho, Moonhee; Auger, Giselle A.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v68 n3 p255-268 Sep 2013
Given the increasing need for the retention of satisfied and successful students, the purpose of this study was to explore the factors that influence the perceived quality of relationships formed between students and their academic departments. Based on the extensive review of interdisciplinary literature, the study proposed three factors--student-faculty interaction, perceived relationship investment (PRI), and student empowerment. Results of the study demonstrate the significance in associations between student-faculty interaction, PRI, and student empowerment to quality of student-departmental relationships.
Descriptors: College Students, Student School Relationship, Departments, Interaction, Student Empowerment, Teacher Student Relationship, Public Relations, Influences, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Student Surveys, Satisfaction, Trust (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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