Title

Influence of Teacher Evaluations on Teacher Evaluations

Presenter Information

Aaron BeuoyFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Experimental Psychology

Minor

NA

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Dr. Jana Hackathorn

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Teacher evaluations are frequently administered to gauge a student’s perceptions of their instructor’s effectiveness. Teacher evaluation forms receive more scrutiny by professors and administration than other types of measures for evaluating effectiveness. This is not surprising considering evaluations can affect tenure and promotions, and the reason for bad evaluations could be unrelated to an instructor’s teaching. In addition, individual differences can play a key role in shaping a student’s perception of their teachers; a large body of literature have investigated the link between individual differences and perceptions of teachers. However, these studies tend to have participants focus on one teacher, either favorite or least favorite. Why a student evaluates a teacher as their favorite or least favorite instructor may be a function of their individual differences. Without collecting data on a student’s evaluation of their favorite and least favorite teacher in one setting, as well as their individual differences, understanding the link is difficult. The purpose of this study was to gauge student’s perceptions of their favorite and least favorite teacher and individual differences using five measures: teacher evaluation form, academic entitlement, dark triad, learning strategies, and instructional dissent. Examining the link between these variables can provide valuable insight into why bad evaluations occur, despite being good teachers by other standards.

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Influence of Teacher Evaluations on Teacher Evaluations

Teacher evaluations are frequently administered to gauge a student’s perceptions of their instructor’s effectiveness. Teacher evaluation forms receive more scrutiny by professors and administration than other types of measures for evaluating effectiveness. This is not surprising considering evaluations can affect tenure and promotions, and the reason for bad evaluations could be unrelated to an instructor’s teaching. In addition, individual differences can play a key role in shaping a student’s perception of their teachers; a large body of literature have investigated the link between individual differences and perceptions of teachers. However, these studies tend to have participants focus on one teacher, either favorite or least favorite. Why a student evaluates a teacher as their favorite or least favorite instructor may be a function of their individual differences. Without collecting data on a student’s evaluation of their favorite and least favorite teacher in one setting, as well as their individual differences, understanding the link is difficult. The purpose of this study was to gauge student’s perceptions of their favorite and least favorite teacher and individual differences using five measures: teacher evaluation form, academic entitlement, dark triad, learning strategies, and instructional dissent. Examining the link between these variables can provide valuable insight into why bad evaluations occur, despite being good teachers by other standards.