Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies

Confirmation and Community The Relationships between Teacher Confirmation, Classroom Community, Student Motivation, and Learning
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 2011 - Volume 1 Issue 4, pp. 17-43
  • Published Online: 20 Oct 2011
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Reference: Edwards C, Edwards A, Torrens A, Beck A. Confirmation and Community The Relationships between Teacher Confirmation, Classroom Community, Student Motivation, and Learning. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 2011;1(4), 17-43.
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Reference: Edwards, C., Edwards, A., Torrens, A., & Beck, A. (2011). Confirmation and Community The Relationships between Teacher Confirmation, Classroom Community, Student Motivation, and Learning. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 1(4), 17-43.
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Reference: Edwards, Chad, Autumn Edwards, Amanda Torrens, and Angela Beck. "Confirmation and Community The Relationships between Teacher Confirmation, Classroom Community, Student Motivation, and Learning". Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies 2011 1 no. 4 (2011): 17-43.
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Reference: Edwards, C., Edwards, A., Torrens, A., and Beck, A. (2011). Confirmation and Community The Relationships between Teacher Confirmation, Classroom Community, Student Motivation, and Learning. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 1(4), pp. 17-43.
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Reference: Edwards C, Edwards A, Torrens A, Beck A. Confirmation and Community The Relationships between Teacher Confirmation, Classroom Community, Student Motivation, and Learning. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 2011;1(4):17-43.

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to examine sense of classroom community as a potential mediating variable in the model of teacher communicative behaviors (teacher confirmation) to the positive student outcomes of student motivation and affective learning. Two competing models were tested for model fit: the linear-sequential model and the partial-mediator model. Results indicated that while both models achieved adequate fit, the linear-sequential model is best suited for the data and for heuristic purposes. Results are discussed in terms of the general model of instructional communication (McCroskey, Valencic, & Richmond, 2004) and ways to use instructor communicative behaviors to improve the sense of classroom community.

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