An exploratory investigation examining male and female students' initial impressions and expectancies of lecturers

Batten, J., Birch, Phil D. J., Wright, James, Manley, Andrew J. and Smith, Matthew J. (2014) An exploratory investigation examining male and female students' initial impressions and expectancies of lecturers. Teaching in Higher Education, 19 (2). pp. 113-125. ISSN 1356-2517

[img]
Preview
Text (This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Teaching in Higher Education in 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13562517.2013.827645)
Batten et al.FINAL.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (62kB) | Preview

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the informational cues that male and female students perceive to be influential when developing initial impressions and expectancies of a lecturer. University students (n=752) rated the extent to which
30 informational cues influence their initial perceptions of a lecturer. Following exploratory factor analysis (EFA), a five-factor model (i.e. appearance (APP), accessories (ACC), third-party reports (TPR), communication skills (CS) and
nationality/ethnicity (NE)) was extracted for male students and a five-factor model (i.e. ACC, TPR, APP, interpersonal skills (IPS) and engagement (ENG)) extracted for female students. Inspection of mean scores identified that male students rated CS (e.g. clarity of voice) and TPR (e.g. qualifications) and female students IPS (e.g. control of class), ENG (e.g. eye contact) and TPR to be influential factors in forming initial impressions and expectancies of a lecturer. The findings further
identify the potential for expectancy effects within student lecturer interactions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: impression formation, information cues, person perception, teaching
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Phil Birch
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 11:42
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 09:55
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3529

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item