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ERIC Number: EJ856902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0314
Perceived Teacher Credibility and Student Learning: Development of a Multicultural Model
Zhang, Qin
Western Journal of Communication, v73 n3 p326-347 Jul-Sep 2009
The primary goal of this study was to test a credibility-learning model in U.S., Chinese, German, and Japanese classrooms. Using structural equation modeling, an etic credibility-learning model was generated from the common significant paths of the hypothesized model across the four cultures. Teacher credibility showed only an indirect relationship to cognitive learning, mediated by affective learning and motivation. Specifically, teacher competence and caring showed a positive relationship to affective learning, which, in turn, was associated with motivation, which was then related to cognitive learning, but teacher trustworthiness had neither direct nor indirect association with affective learning, motivation, or cognitive learning. Additionally, the results of confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the three-factor model of teacher credibility applied across the four cultural groups. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.)
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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: China; Germany; Japan