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ERIC Number: EJ799400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Organizational Orientations in an Instructional Setting
Tibbles, David; Richmond, Virginia P.; McCroskey, James C.; Weber, Keith
Communication Education, v57 n3 p389-407 Jul 2008
Research on organizational orientations has determined that workers can be categorized into three groups on the basis of their trait orientations toward working in organizations: "upward mobiles," "indifferents," and "ambivalents." Because workers' organizational orientation is predictive of their success, we reasoned that students' orientation would be similarly predictive of their motivations, perceptions of teacher credibility and immediacy, affect toward the teacher, subject matter, and school, and cognitive learning. The results indicate that students' orientation toward school may be akin to those of workers in organizations. For the most part, upward mobile students were associated with greater success in school and perceived their teachers as more credible and immediate. Indifferent and ambivalent students were more negatively associated with success in school and reported their teachers to be less credible and immediate. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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