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ERIC Number: EJ872213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Effect of Business Faculty Attire on Student Perceptions of the Quality of Instruction and Program Quality
Carr, David; Davies, Thomas; Lavin, Angeline
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p45-55 Mar 2009
What professors do, how they behave, and how they look arguably can be as significant as, if not more important than, the content discussed in the classroom. There is little disagreement that attire has communicative power, and the topic has been the subject of research for years due to its cultural and social significance. While the debate regarding effective instruction continues, it is apparent that the professional appearance and attire of the professor has a positive impact on the students' perceptions of a number of traits that are often considered in the evaluation of an academician. The results of this study suggest that this favorable attitude leaves students with a more positive perception of the professor, course, program, and university. (Contains 4 tables.)
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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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