The relationship between college students' self-reports of class participation and perceived instructor impressions

Scott A. Myers, Sean M. Horan, Carrie D. Kennedy-Lightsey, Paul E. Madlock, Robert J. Sidelinger, Kerry Byrnes, Brandi Frisby, Daniel Hans Mansson

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to identify the extent to which college students' self-reports of their in-class participation are related to their impressions of instructors (i.e., credibility, attractiveness, and homophily). Participants were 223 undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory communication course at a large Mid-Atlantic university. Students' self-reports of their in-class participation were positively correlated with perceived instructor social attractiveness, physical attractiveness, background homophily, and attititude homophily, but not with perceived instructor competence, character, caring, and task attractiveness. Furthermore, class size, perceived instructor social attractiveness, and perceived instructor background homophily emerged as significant predictors of in-class participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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  • Communication

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    Myers, S. A., Horan, S. M., Kennedy-Lightsey, C. D., Madlock, P. E., Sidelinger, R. J., Byrnes, K., Frisby, B., & Mansson, D. H. (2009). The relationship between college students' self-reports of class participation and perceived instructor impressions. Communication Research Reports, 26(2), 123-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/08824090902861580