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ERIC Number: EJ1154453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Breaking Bad in Business Education: Impacts on Student Incivility and Academic Dishonesty
Offstein, Evan H.; Chory, Rebecca M.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v80 n3 p269-295 Sep 2017
The present study examines instructors' attempts to increase student satisfaction through what we predict to be destructive communication tactics. Results indicate that business majors reported being more likely to engage in incivility and academic dishonesty in courses taught by professors who attempted to gain student favor through gossiping, self-disclosure, and downward convergence. Furthermore, perceptions of the instructor's ethical character mediated the relationships between instructor behaviors and student incivility. Given the centrality of the professor in developing future managers and employees, we discuss implications for business and professional education and advocate for a return to a more traditional business professor role.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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