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ERIC Number: EJ873163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Why Faculty-Student Interaction Matters in the First Year Experience
Delaney, Anne Marie
Tertiary Education and Management, v14 n3 p227-241 Sep 2008
This paper presents a model for assessing the impact of interaction with faculty on student outcomes. Based on analyses of 1,500 freshman responses to Your First College Year survey, the study identified significant relationships between interaction with faculty and perceived growth in knowledge (r = 0.29, p less than or equal to 0.001); academic adjustment (r = 0.23, p less than or equal to 0.001); and satisfaction with courses (r = 0.37, p less than or equal to 0.001). Regression analysis revealed that, after controlling for relevant factors, interaction with faculty (b = 0.11) significantly predicted academic performance and satisfaction with faculty contact (b = 0.09) significantly predicted overall satisfaction. (Contains 5 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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