Student-Professor Communication and Student Satisfaction
Previous research suggests that communication between college students and their professors greatly influences the learning experience. Typically, students who have more communication with professors report better relationships with them. In this study, we predicted that there would be a positive relationship between number of students' visits to professors' office hours and student satisfaction with the professor. We used non-random convenience sampling to locate 100 ISU students, all 18 years or older, who completed our survey. We directed students to select the first class they had during the week of the fall semester and answer questions about that particular course/professor. They reported the number of office hours they visited that professor during the fall semester and their relationship satisfaction with the instructor. Results indicated that number of office hours visited was positively correlated with students' satisfaction with their professors. We concluded that it is crucial for students to build relationships with professors outside of the classroom.
Bennett, Donna; Murphy, Kelly; and Engstrom, Sara, "Student-Professor Communication and Student Satisfaction" (2018). University Research Symposium. 11.