ERIC Number: EJ1119863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Influencing Academic Motivation: The Effects of Student-Faculty Interaction
Trolian, Teniell L.; Jach, Elizabeth A.; Hanson, Jana M.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n7 p810-826 Oct 2016
Using data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, we examined the influence of student-faculty interactions on student academic motivation over 4 years of college. Results suggest that several forms of student-faculty interaction, such as quality of faculty contact, frequency of faculty contact, research with faculty, personal discussion with faculty, and out-of-class interactions with faculty, have a positive influence on academic motivation, even when controlling for a host of student background characteristics and institutional characteristics, including a precollege measure of academic motivation.
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, College Faculty, College Students, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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