Perspectives

Episode 112 : Student/Teacher Communication Motives with Dr. Scott Myers


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Students have a variety of motives for communicating with their instructors over the course of a semester or term. In this episode, Dr. Scott Myers from West Virginia University discusses a recent study he published in the journal, Communication Education, titled, “A longitudinal analysis of students’ motives for communicating with their instructors.” Dr. Myers research observes that, in general, students’ motives surrounding the need for information decreases as a semester progresses, but that their motives for relational communication increases.