2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Student-Professor Relationships and Student Motivation

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Yasmin Corrales, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

First-Year Studies

Location

Lillard 044

Abstract

Strong social relationships with a professor are critical for a student’s overall classroom success. It is often difficult to develop strong relationships with professors because of preconceived notions that students have about their professors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Lake Forest College students’ perceptions of their professors affected their motivation to do well in courses. Surveys and interviews, with both students and professors, revealed that professors have a major impact on student comfort and confidence, which can positively or negatively affect student motivation.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2019 2:15 PM

Panel

Knowing Yourself and Others: Social Emotional Learning at Lake Forest College

Panel Moderator

Scott Edgar

Field of Study for Presentation

Education, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:15 PM

Student-Professor Relationships and Student Motivation

Lillard 044

Strong social relationships with a professor are critical for a student’s overall classroom success. It is often difficult to develop strong relationships with professors because of preconceived notions that students have about their professors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Lake Forest College students’ perceptions of their professors affected their motivation to do well in courses. Surveys and interviews, with both students and professors, revealed that professors have a major impact on student comfort and confidence, which can positively or negatively affect student motivation.