ERIC Number: EJ859697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
Participation in the College Classroom: The Impact of Instructor Immediacy and Verbal Aggression
Rocca, Kelly A.
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v43 n2 p22-33 Win 2008-2009
This study examined the classroom participation behaviors of undergraduate students. Much of the existing literature had focused on student variables in determining participation in the classroom. Here, instructor variables were investigated. Students completed questionnaires and reported their own perceptions of their participation in class and of their instructor's nonverbal immediacy and verbal aggression. Results indicated that students who perceived their teachers as higher in immediacy were more likely to participate in class, and students who perceived their instructors as verbally aggressive were less likely to participate in class. Limitations, implications for the classroom, and future directions for this line of research are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nonverbal Communication, Questionnaires, Aggression, Teacher Behavior, College Faculty, Student Participation, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Barriers, Classroom Environment, Teacher Influence, Verbal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site: http://www.jciuh.org/
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A