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ERIC Number: EJ1024751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Formational Turning Points in the Transition to College: Understanding How Communication Events Shape First-Generation Students' Pedagogical and Interpersonal Relationships with Their College Teachers
Wang, Tiffany R.
Communication Education, v63 n1 p63-82 2014
In the present study, I explored student-teacher interaction, student-teacher relationship formation and development, and the ways in which student-teacher interaction and relationships facilitated support and persistence for first-generation (FG) students during the transition to college. Using transition theory as a sensitizing framework, I took an interpretive communication-centered approach to identify the teacher messages that FG students perceived to be turning points in their pedagogical and interpersonal relationships with their teachers. Thirty participants identified 105 turning points that they received from college teachers during their transition to college. These turning points were organized into seven turning-point categories and three turning-point subcategories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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