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ERIC Number: EJ1094619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Perspective Taking to Improve Attitudes towards International Teaching Assistants: The Role of National Identification and Prior Attitudes
Manohar, Uttara; Appiah, Osei
Communication Education, v65 n2 p149-163 2016
Undergraduate students negatively evaluate international TAs in universities across the U.S. Using the social identity framework a perspective-taking intervention is proposed to improve undergraduate students' attitudes towards International TAs. Students (n?=?143) were randomly assigned to receive target-focused or self-focused perspective-taking instructions before they watched a video of a distressed International TA. After watching the video, students completed a survey about their national identification, prior attitudes towards international TAs, and their willingness to support international TAs. Results indicated that students who engaged in target-focused perspective taking were more willing to support international TAs than those who engaged in self-focused perspective taking. The effect of perspective taking was influenced by students' level of national identification and prior attitudes towards international TAs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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