ERIC Number: EJ1119905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Factors Most Likely to Contribute to Positive Course Evaluations
VanMaaren, Victoria G.; Jaquett, Caroline M.; Williams, Robert L.
Innovative Higher Education, v41 n5 p425-440 Nov 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which students differentially rated ten factors likely to affect their ratings on overall course evaluations. Students (N = 148) in several sections of an undergraduate educational psychology course indicated their preferences among several designated factors. We found remarkable similarity in the ratings across a variety of subgroups (i.e., high vs. low grades, high vs. low test scores, upper vs. lower classmen, and gender). Good grade emerged as the most highly rated factor for every subgroup, whereas high course standards fell among the less-favored factors.
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Educational Psychology, Preferences, Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Standards, Scores, Tests, Gender Differences, Evaluation Criteria
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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