ERIC Number: EJ901362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Students as Consumers of Knowledge: Are They Buying What We're Selling?
Singleton-Jackson, Jill A.; Jackson, Dennis L.; Reinhardt, Jeff
Innovative Higher Education, v35 n5 p343-358 Nov 2010
Academic entitlement, an attitude marked by students' beliefs that they are owed something in the educational experience apart from what they might earn from their effort, has received attention recently in the literature. In previous work, academic entitlement has been shown to be related to parenting styles and personality constructs. The current study departs from previous research by taking a phenomenological approach to understanding academic entitlement. Focus groups were conducted with a total of 52 first-year students. Responses were coded into six facets of academic entitlement: product value of education, social promotion, role of professors, teaching assistants, administrators, and shoppers or scholars.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Social Promotion, Parenting Styles, Educational Experience, Phenomenology, Teaching Assistants, College Freshmen, Student Role, Teacher Role, College Administration, Values, Role of Education, Student College Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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