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The Effects of Student-Faculty Interaction In the 1990s

From: The Review of Higher Education
Volume 24, Number 3, Spring 2001
pp. 309-332 | 10.1353/rhe.2001.0005


This study examined the effects of student-faculty interaction on student satisfaction and on a range of self-reported learning and personal development gains associated with attending college of 5,409 full-time undergraduates from 126 four-year colleges and universities. Findings show that the frequency of student-faculty interaction increased from first year through the senior year. Although its net effects were trivial, such interactions had substantial positive effects on studentsÕ efforts in other educationally purposeful activities, which had non-trivial effects on their estimated gains and satisfaction.

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