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ERIC Number: EJ1024748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
The Relationship of Instructor Self-Disclosure, Nonverbal Immediacy, and Credibility to Student Incivility in the College Classroom
Miller, Ann Neville; Katt, James A.; Brown, Tim; Sivo, Stephen A.
Communication Education, v63 n1 p1-16 2014
In this study, we examined the potential mediating role of instructor credibility in the relationship of instructor self-disclosure and nonverbal immediacy to student incivility in the college classroom. Four hundred thirty-eight students completed online questionnaires regarding the instructor of the class they attended prior to the one in which the study was administered. Dimensions of instructor credibility mediated the relationship of instructor self-disclosure valence, instructor disclosure relevance, and nonverbal immediacy, with student incivility. In addition, the dimension of competence mediated the relationship of instructor communicative behaviors with the other two dimensions of credibility. The amount of instructor self-disclosure was not related to the outcome variables.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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