political, self-disclosure, teacher, student, affect
This study explores the relationship between classroom disclosure of political views and opinions by professors and student perceptions. A sample of students (N = 158) chose to participate in a survey asking questions about their perceptions of the amount, depth, and inappropriateness of teacher political disclosure, as well as whether or not they agreed with their professor's disclosed political ideology. The questionnaire also measured student perceptions of the teacher's subsequent competence, goodwill, trustworthiness, student state motivation, and student affective learning (content and teacher). The data revealed negative relationships between perceived inappropriateness of political disclosure and perceived competence and goodwill of the professor. Another finding of this study was that students who disagreed with their professors' disclosed political views tended to perceive those professors as less competent and trustworthy, and reported lower state motivation and affective learning.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Nicholson School of Communication
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Weiler, Regina, "The Effects Of Teacher Self-disclosure Of Political Views And Opinions" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4158.