Assessing social support at the university level: the relationship between a supportive educational environment and student success/satisfaction

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dc.contributor Riffe, Nancy
dc.contributor Black, Jason Edward
dc.contributor Nichols, Sharon E.
dc.contributor Copeland, Gary
dc.contributor.advisor Mills, Carol B.
dc.contributor.author Joiner, Ashley Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:21:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:21:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000085
dc.identifier.other Joiner_alatus_0004M_10114
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/592
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Social support is a widely studied topic among communication scholars, and one environment in which it deems even more attention is the classroom. In this study, I aim to uncover how prevalent perceived available social support is among university instructors (as perceived by students) as well as factors that affect a student's willingness to seek support from a given instructor. Also, I will uncover whether or not a student's perception (or lack thereof) of available social support from an instructor indicates his or her success in the classroom and/or overall satisfaction with his or her college experience. Moreover, I will explore the relationships among variables such as teacher caring, teacher support, teacher credibility, willingness of students to seek support, students' success in the classroom, and students' satisfaction with their university experience.
dc.format.extent 79 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Speech Communication
dc.subject.other Education, General
dc.subject.other Education, Teacher Training
dc.title Assessing social support at the university level: the relationship between a supportive educational environment and student success/satisfaction
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Communication Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Communication Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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