ERIC Number: EJ827550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Counseling Students' Decision Making Regarding Teaching Effectiveness: A Conjoint Analysis
Pietrzak, Dale; Duncan, Kelly; Korcuska, James S.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v48 n2 p114-132 Dec 2008
The authors examined the relative importance of 4 attributes of decision making for student evaluation of teaching effectiveness: perceived knowledge base of the professor, professor's delivery style, course organization, and course workload. Participants were 234 counseling graduate students from 6 midwestern universities in the United States. Data were analyzed with classic conjoint analysis using an additive model with full-profile method. Results indicated that decisions about teaching effectiveness are complex and based on multiple attributes. There was sufficient variability in the decision-making process to warrant caution in overgeneralizing results. Implications for faculty development and faculty hiring are considered.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Decision Making, Teacher Effectiveness, Counselor Educators, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Faculty Development, Teacher Selection, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Course Organization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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