Title

Connected classroom climate: A validity study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

Connected classroom climate, which focuses on the role of student–student communication in establishing a positive classroom climate, is a relatively new construct with the potential to enhance the understanding of classroom interaction. Results of this study support both the content and construct validity of Dwyer et al.'s (2004) Connected Classroom Climate Inventory as a measure of connected classroom climate. As expected, connected classroom climate was positively related to instructor nonverbal immediacy and student affective learning. Further, connected classroom climate contributed unique variance to affective learning beyond the contributions of instructor nonverbal immediacy. Recommendations for the future utility of this construct are discussed. © 2009, Eastern Communication Association.

Publication Name

Communication Research Reports

Volume Number

26

First Page

146

Last Page

157

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.1080/08824090902861622

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