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ERIC Number: EJ837917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Re-Visiting the Use of Behavior Theory in Graduate Education: A Comparative Study of Instructor Feedback on Graduate Student Anxiety
Davis, Sarita; Coleman, Sylvia Shavon
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v27 n3-4 p27-44 Oct 2007
The purpose of this study is to improve educators' feedback mechanisms in ways that will reduce student anxiety. The relationship between graduate student anxiety levels, instructor feedback, and the effects of the use of red or green ink as instruments of feedback is examined. The sample (N = 52) comprised first year full-time and part-time MSW students enrolled in an introductory Research Methods course, a course in which writing assignments were submitted and returned with instructor feedback. Using the Posttest-Only Control Group Design, a 30-item questionnaire was administered measuring student perceptions of instructor feedback, ink color, and graduate student anxiety. The study found that students who were given feedback in red ink experienced higher levels of anxiety than students given feedback in green ink. Implications for social work education and reflexive approaches to student feedback are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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