ERIC Number: EJ581443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Students' Motives for Communicating with Their Instructors.
Martin, Matthew M.; Myers, Scott A.; Mottet, Timothy P.
Communication Education, v48 n2 p155-64 Apr 1999
Identifies five underlying reasons students communicate with their instructors: relational, functional, excuse, participation, and sycophancy. Finds that students who communicate for all the interpersonal communication motives tend to communicate more with their instructors to relate and participate, while students who communicated for the motive of control communicated more in excuse making, and participated for sycophantic reasons. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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