Authoritative Approach and Student Empowerment Among University Students

S. Gulfem Cakır
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This study examines the role of instructors' authoritative attitudes on learner empowerment among university students. Study sample comprised of 322 university students attending a faculty of education in Turkey. Their ages ranged from 17-25 years (mean age: 20.34 years). Multiple regression analysis results suggested that authoritative attitudes of the instructors positively predicted all three dimensions of learner empowerment. More specifically, instructors' authoritative attitudes accounted
more » ... attitudes accounted for the largest variance in meaningfulness (48.8%), followed by impact (21.4 %) and competence (13.2%). These results suggested that instructors' authoritative approaches to the classroom management have impact on learner empowerment.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.078 fatcat:gtctdvtvsfez5civo6upj5vbgq