Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Dr. Stephen Jefferson
Dr. Alida Westman
Students who endorse the culture of student consumerism do not presume higher education to involve effort, challenge or negative evaluation, but rather expect to be given high grades for being tuition-payers and class attendees. I hypothesize that the interplay between students’ perceptions of teacher effectiveness and their individual pupil performance is influenced by student consumerism and reinforced to promote or dissuade student achievement. Depending on the degree to which the student endorses student consumerism, this interplay can also impact the actual grades the students earn.
Burge, Bethany, "Instructor Efficacy and Student Consumerism" (2007). Senior Honors Theses. 132.