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Academic Satisfaction in College and Relatedness to Instructors, Parents, and Peers

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Title: Academic Satisfaction in College and Relatedness to Instructors, Parents, and Peers
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Yelverton, Rita
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Relatedness
Self-Esteem
Self Determination
Theory
Academic Satisfaction
Class Size
School Size
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Satisfaction is a measure of an individual's general quality of life. Self Determination Theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000) states that when three basic needs, autonomy, competence, and relatedness, are met, people tend to be more satisfied. However, these three needs' effects on academic satisfaction at the college level has not been extensively documented, and some research has found relatedness to not be as predictive of satisfaction as competence and autonomy in this school setting (Filak & Sheldon, 2003). However, this research has not taken into account multiple levels of relatedness, including relatedness with instructors, parents, and peers. The current study looked at relatedness with these three social partners at the college level and its association with academic satisfaction in both students' individual courses and global college experiences. Furthermore, it examined the association between class and school size and relatedness at the college level. Instructor relatedness and self esteem were the most consistent unique predictors of satisfaction during students' most satisfying courses, least satisfying courses, and global college experience. Competence was a unique predictor of satisfaction during students' least satisfying classes, and autonomy was a unique predictor of satisfaction during students' global college experience. Class size and school size did not have any association with relatedness to instructors, parents, or peers.
Statement of Responsibility: by Rita Yelverton
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2010
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2010 Y4
System ID: NCFE004353:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004353/00001

Material Information

Title: Academic Satisfaction in College and Relatedness to Instructors, Parents, and Peers
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Yelverton, Rita
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Relatedness
Self-Esteem
Self Determination
Theory
Academic Satisfaction
Class Size
School Size
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Satisfaction is a measure of an individual's general quality of life. Self Determination Theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000) states that when three basic needs, autonomy, competence, and relatedness, are met, people tend to be more satisfied. However, these three needs' effects on academic satisfaction at the college level has not been extensively documented, and some research has found relatedness to not be as predictive of satisfaction as competence and autonomy in this school setting (Filak & Sheldon, 2003). However, this research has not taken into account multiple levels of relatedness, including relatedness with instructors, parents, and peers. The current study looked at relatedness with these three social partners at the college level and its association with academic satisfaction in both students' individual courses and global college experiences. Furthermore, it examined the association between class and school size and relatedness at the college level. Instructor relatedness and self esteem were the most consistent unique predictors of satisfaction during students' most satisfying courses, least satisfying courses, and global college experience. Competence was a unique predictor of satisfaction during students' least satisfying classes, and autonomy was a unique predictor of satisfaction during students' global college experience. Class size and school size did not have any association with relatedness to instructors, parents, or peers.
Statement of Responsibility: by Rita Yelverton
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2010
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2010 Y4
System ID: NCFE004353:00001


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