ERIC Number: EJ1072879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Academic Advisee Motives for Pursuing Out-of-Class Communication with the Faculty Academic Advisor
Leach, Rebecca B.; Wang, Tiffany R.
Communication Education, v64 n3 p325-343 2015
This study examined advisee communication motives for engaging in out-of-class communication (OCC) with the faculty academic advisor. Undergraduate students (n = 21) were interviewed about their motives for engaging in OCC with their faculty academic advisors. In a thematic analysis, six motives emerged for engaging in OCC with faculty academic advisors: relational, participatory, encouragement, sycophanting, functional, and excuse-making. Given the variety of motives, findings support the value of establishing clear expectations about the academic advising relationship.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Teacher Student Relationship, Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Needs, Self Efficacy, Participative Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Etiology, Attribution Theory, Qualitative Research
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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