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ERIC Number: EJ781780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Students' Predispositions and Orientations toward Communication and Perceptions of Instructor Reciprocity and Learning
Allen, Jerry L.; Long, Kathleen M.; O'mara, Joan; Judd, Ben B.
Communication Education, v57 n1 p20-40 Jan 2008
This study examined whether college students' communication avoidance and socio-communicative orientation were related to perceptions of instructors' immediacy, socio-communication style, satisfaction with instructors and learning. Students high in communication apprehension and/or less immediate perceived their instructors as less immediate and less assertive/responsive. Moreover, those who were more apprehensive and/or less immediate reported less satisfaction with instructors and felt that they learned less. Students' assertiveness and responsiveness correlated positively with perceptions of instructors' immediacy and assertiveness/responsiveness, affect for instructors, and classroom learning. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A