This exploratory study tested the effects of praise on student motivation and affect toward a class and instructor. Participants (N=64) listened to a teacher-student interaction containing either praise or neutral feedback from the teacher. Students hearing praise reported higher levels of hypothetical affect and motivation than students hearing neutral feedback. Qualitative data were examined to help explain these results. Results are discussed in terms of future research possibilities in the basic course.
Titsworth, B. Scott
"The Effects of Praise on Student Motivation in the Basic Communication Course,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol12/iss1/5