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ERIC Number: EJ1072829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Faculty Perceptions of Student Credibility Based on Email Addresses
Livermore, Jeffrey A.; Wiechowski, Linda S.; Scafe, Marla G.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v4 n3 p19-24 Mar 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate faculty perceptions of student credibility based on email addresses. The survey was conducted at an upper division business school in Michigan where all students have completed at least two years of college courses. The survey results show that a student's selection of an email address does influence the faculty's perception of their credibility. An email address that consists of a nickname reduces the faculty's perception of student credibility as well as the domain name of the email service used by the student The reduced credibility may have a negative impact on the faculty member's perception of the student.
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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: Michigan