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ERIC Number: EJ1072879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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