ERIC Number: EJ1116239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Graduate Students' Poster Session Experiences: Do Levels of Academic Self-Efficacy and Individual Characteristics Play a Role?
Filipova, Anna A.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n3 p173-200 2016
This cross-sectional study assesses the effectiveness of poster session presentations as an alternative to traditional presentations in the public administration classroom. It also determined if graduate students' college academic self-efficacy and background characteristics impacted poster performance outcomes. Data were collected over four semesters. Results showed that the poster session provided an interactive, engaging, and relaxed learning environment in which students felt confident participating. Further, it fostered students' creativity and communication skills. Academic self-efficacy was positively related to poster session achievement/motivation, creativity, challenge, and interaction.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Efficacy, Individual Characteristics, Student Experience, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Visual Aids, Performance Based Assessment, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Statistical Analysis, Factor Analysis, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Health Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin