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ERIC Number: EJ843571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Student-Faculty Interaction in Research Universities: Differences by Student Gender, Race, Social Class, and First-Generation Status
Kim, Young K.; Sax, Linda J.
Research in Higher Education, v50 n5 p437-459 Aug 2009
This study examined whether the effects of student-faculty interaction on a range of student outcomes--i.e., college GPA, degree aspiration, integration, critical thinking and communication, cultural appreciation and social awareness, and satisfaction with college experience--vary by student gender, race, social class, and first-generation status. The study utilized data on 58,281 students who participated in the 2006 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). The findings reveal differences in the frequency of student-faculty interaction across student gender, race, social class and first-generation status, and differences in the "effects" of student-faculty interaction (i.e., conditional effects) that depended on each of these factors except first-generation status. The findings provide implications for educational practice on how to maximize the educational efficacy of student-faculty interaction by minimizing the gender, race, social class, and first-generation differences associated with it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California