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ERIC Number: EJ947067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Predicted Outcome Value of E-Mail Communication: Factors that Foster Professional Relational Development between Students and Teachers
Young, Stacy; Kelsey, Dawn; Lancaster, Alexander
Communication Education, v60 n4 p371-388 2011
Using predicted outcome value theory as a guide, this study investigated the link between e-mail correspondence as a form of computer mediated extra class communication and how it may shape students' desire to foster student-teacher relational development. The findings revealed that when students believe their teacher e-mails the class frequently, when students view e-mails from their teachers as being immediate, when students e-mail teachers for procedural/clarification reasons, and when students do not e-mail teachers simply as a means of efficiency, then these factors increase students' likelihood to value developing a student-teacher relationship. The important role of e-mail in the escalation or termination of professional relational development among students and teachers is discussed. (Contains 1 note and 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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