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ERIC Number: EJ1022682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Relationship between Students' Motives to Communicate with Their Instructors, Course Effort, and Course Workload
Myers, Scott A.; Thorn, Kyla
College Student Journal, v47 n3 p485-488 Sep 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify whether students' motives for communicating with their instructors are related to their classroom effort and their perceptions of course workload. Participants were 119 undergraduate students who completed the Student Motives to Communicate scale (Martin, Myers, & Mottet, 1999), the Student Effort Scale (Heckert, Latier, Rignwald-Burton, & Drazen, 2006), and the Student Course-workload-expectancy-violation scale (Mottet, Parker-Raley, Beebe, & Cunningham, 2007). Results indicate that (a) classroom effort is correlated positively with the relational motive, the functional motive, the participatory motive, and the sycophancy motive, but not at all with the excuse making motive and (b) perceptions of course workload are not correlated at all with any of the five motives. Future researchers should consider examining whether students' expected course grade influences their motives for communicating with their instructors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A