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ERIC Number: EJ917340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Students' Perceived Understanding: An Alternative Measure and Its Associations with Perceived Teacher Confirmation, Verbal Aggressiveness, and Credibility
Schrodt, Paul; Finn, Amber N.
Communication Education, v60 n2 p231-254 Apr 2011
Given recent questions regarding the construct validity of Cahn and Shulman's Feelings of Understanding/Misunderstanding scale, two studies were conducted to develop a low-inference, behavioral measure of students' perceived understanding in the college classroom. In Study One (N = 265), a pilot inventory was developed to measure students' perceptions of instructor behaviors that communicate understanding and/or misunderstanding in the college classroom. In Study Two (N = 261), confirmatory factor analyses supported the hypothesized item loadings from the pilot inventory and yielded a new, Student Perceptions of Instructor Understanding Scale (SPIUS). Correlation analyses revealed meaningful associations between the new measure and students' perceptions of teacher confirmation, verbal aggressiveness, and credibility. (Contains 2 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A