Student preferences for instructors in higher education Article

Seaton, B, Vogel, RH, Pell, SWJ. (1980). Student preferences for instructors in higher education . JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL EDUCATION, 48(3), 223-230. 10.1080/00220973.1980.11011739

cited authors

  • Seaton, B; Vogel, RH; Pell, SWJ



  • Measurement of students' preferred characteristics of instructors may provide a basis for action to increase enrollment in university courses and enhance the effectiveness of instructors in these courses. This article outlines an institution–specific method for determining these characteristics. This method includes the use of factorial designs, monotonic analysis of variance, and cluster analysis. In the particular case used to illustrate this method, the preferred characteristics included factors such as work load, grading, classroom style and format, and teacher style which could be considered in course and curriculum design. © 1980 Taylor & Francis.

publication date

  • January 1, 1980

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start page

  • 223

end page

  • 230


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