ERIC Number: EJ1024753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Participation Apprehensive Students: The Influence of Face Support and Instructor-Student Rapport on Classroom Participation
Frisby, Brandi N.; Berger, Erin; Burchett, Molly; Herovic, Emina; Strawser, Michael G.
Communication Education, v63 n2 p105-123 2014
Participation is considered a positive student classroom behavior that can also create a face-threatening classroom climate that may be alleviated through interpersonal relationships with the instructor. Participants (N?=?189) categorized as low apprehensives perceived less face threat and more face support when participating; moderate apprehensives had similar perceptions and communication behaviors to high apprehensives; rapport was negatively related to face threats and participation anxiety, and positively related to face support and participation; and face support was the only significant predictor of students' participation for low and moderate apprehensives, while instructor communication did not predict participation for highly apprehensive students.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Class Activities, Teacher Student Relationship, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer), Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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