Skip to Content

Coronavirus: Get complete details about the university's response to COVID-19.

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Publication Details

First-Year Students' Perception of Power and Use of Persuasive Techniques: A Comparison of Learning Community versus Traditional Classes


Author(s): Baker, L. A., Meyer, K. R., & Hunt, S. K.

Citation: Baker, L. A., Meyer, K. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2005). First-Year Students' Perception of Power and Use of Persuasive Techniques: A Comparison of Learning Community versus Traditional Classes. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 17(2), 23-48.

 

Abstract

Research examining differences in perceptions of power and influence between instructors and students has overlooked learning community classrooms. A number of institutions of higher education have turned to learning community programs to facilitate first-year students' transition to college. Since extant literature suggests that students employ different communication tactics based on their participation in learning communities, exploring differences in their use of persuasive strategies and perceptions of power in learning community versus traditional classes is warranted. Research also reveals that males and females differ in their use of power to influence others. Survey results of 309 participants indicate significant differences in students' perceptions of power and use of persuasive communication tactics. Implications for instructors are discussed.

 

View Publication   


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

©