ERIC Number: EJ797887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
High-Maintenance Students: A Conceptual Exploration and Implications
Burke, Lisa A.
Journal of Management Education, v28 n6 p743-756 2004
This article explores high-maintenance students in the university setting: those students who complain and whine, beyond reasonable limits, thereby exhausting their instructor's energy. By drawing heavily on the personality literature, I advance a conceptual foundation, research propositions, and suggestions for future research regarding high-maintenance students. Specifically, the abridged big five dimensional circumplex (AB5DC) model is applied to examine the multivariate influence of dispositional profiles on high-maintenance student behaviors. Finally, implications for instructors are explored, as drawn from the education and management literature base.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Maintenance, Behavior Problems, College Faculty, Student Needs, College Students, Personality Traits, Teacher Student Relationship
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