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ERIC Number: EJ1062855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Advisor Quality Survey: Good College Advisors Are Available, Knowledgeable, and Autonomy Supportive
Sheldon, Kennon M.; Garton, Bryan; Orr, Rachael; Smith, Amy
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n3 p261-273 Apr 2015
Most US institutions of higher education do not assess advisor quality. We report a scale development effort informed by the developmental prescriptions of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000). The 15-item Missouri Advisor Quality Survey assesses advisor knowledge, advisor availability, and advisor autonomy supportiveness. Across 3 studies the three factors were distinguishable, and each contributed independently to predicting students' global satisfaction with their advisor's performance. Autonomy support was the strongest of the three variables, predicting not only student satisfaction but also the amount of time advisors spend with the student, student cumulative GPA, and student current semester GPA controlling for cumulative GPA.
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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
Identifiers - Location: Missouri