ERIC Number: EJ903112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Students' Stereotypes of Professors: An Exploration of the Double Violations of Ethnicity and Gender
Anderson, Kristin J.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v13 n4 p459-472 Dec 2010
This study examined students' stereotypes of professors based on professor ethnicity, gender, teaching style, and course taught. An ethnically diverse sample of undergraduates (N = 594) rated hypothetical professors on several dimensions including perceived warmth, professional competence, and difficulty. Evidence consistent with response amplification and expectancy violation theories was found. Women professors were viewed as more warm than men professors even though their course syllabuses were identical. Students' ratings of women and Latina/os were, in some cases, based on their teaching style and the courses they taught, whereas ratings of Anglo men were not. Implications for women and Latina/os in the academy are discussed.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Stereotypes, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students, Affective Behavior, Teaching Skills, Course Descriptions, Hispanic Americans
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Education Level: Higher Education
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