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ERIC Number: EJ864654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
Pre Business College Freshman Perception of Classroom Behavior: An Analysis among and between Genders
Alexander, Melody W.; Mundrake, George A.; Brown, Betty J.
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v51 n2 p99-116 Spr-Sum 2009
The focus of this study was 1) to identify pre business college freshman observed classroom behavior (personal, technical, and collaborative behaviors) in high school versus college, and to compare by gender (male to male; female to female), and 2) to identify pre business college freshman perceptions of classroom behavior in college, and to document any differences between gender (male to female). A total of 202 pre business freshmen in computer application classes completed a 15-item instrument at the end of their first college semester. Results of the study indicated that reported observations of classroom behaviors change between high school and college. Overall, male to male and female to female observed classroom behaviors were similar in that they were basically significant on the same items. Perceptions of classroom behavior did differ by gender. Females indicated significantly higher levels of agreement that five of the fifteen perception items of classroom behavior were unacceptable. This paper provides implications for business education professionals who are teaching computer applications courses. Further areas of research areas are suggested. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A