College students' perceptions of praise

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Title: College students' perceptions of praise
Author: Rodgers, Heather N.
Abstract: Researchers have argued whether praise is beneficial to students in educational settings . Much of this research has focused on praise in younger populations rather than with college students . Furthermore , it is unknown how college students perceive praise in the classroom . The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of praise possessed by college students as well as the differences in perceptions between male and female college students . Two hundred fifteen undergraduate and graduate students participated in this study . Results indicated that the majority of college students are unbiased in their perceptions of praise , suggesting that college students do not prefer either written or verbal praise , person or process praise , or individual or group praise . Results also indicated that there were no significant differences between male and female college students and their perceptions of praise . Possible explanations to the results are discussed , along with suggestions for future research .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14597
Date: 2007-05


College students' perceptions of praise. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14597 .

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