ERIC Number: EJ1069087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
The Effect of Academics' Dress and Gender on Student Perceptions of Instructor Approachability and Likeability
Chatelain, Amber M.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v37 n4 p413-423 2015
This study sought to discover student perceptions of academics' dress and gender and their impact on perceived instructor approachability and likeability. Three categories of dress were examined: casual, business casual and professional. The results of this study suggest students at career-arts institutions perceive female teachers as less approachable and less likeable than male teachers, and teachers in casual attire less likeable than teachers in business casual or professional attire. However, the results of the two-way ANOVA suggest there is no statistical significance in students' perceptions of the approachability of teachers based upon attire, and no statistical significance in students' perceptions of the approachability or likeability of teachers based upon attire and gender.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Dress Codes, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Statistical Significance, Personality Assessment, Personality Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Questionnaires, Preferences, College Students, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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