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ERIC Number: EJ1135548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
The Effects of Teacher Behaviors on Students' Inclination to Inquire and Lifelong Learning
Loes, Chad N.; Saichaie, Kem; Padget, Ryan D.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n2 Article 7 Jul 2012
This study estimated the effects of teacher organization, clarity, classroom challenge and faculty expectations, support, and prompt feedback on students' inclination to inquire and lifelong learning during the first year of college. Controlling for a battery of potential confounding influences, teacher organization was positively associated with gains in students' Need for Cognition, while instructor clarity, classroom challenge/high expectations, and prompt feedback resulted in gains in both Need for Cognition and Positive Attitudes Toward Literacy. Lastly, it appears that the influence of teacher support on students' Need for Cognition is conditional by level of tested academic preparation.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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