Students’ Perception about Teachers’ Nonverbal Immediacy Behavior: A Case of Communication Sciences Faculty

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1 Anadolu University, Turkey
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 6, Issue December 2016 - Special Issue, pp. 198-205. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/5653
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Few concepts in instructional communication literature have received as much attention as teacher immediacy. Although it is very intensively researched in foreign literature, there are small amount of research in Turkey about in class communication especially nonverbal immediacy behaviors. The purpose of this study is to determine how communication students’ evaluate their lecturers’ nonverbal immediacy behaviors. Nonverbal Immediacy Scale (NIS), which was developed by Richmond, McCroskey, and Johnson (2003) were used to collect data. The NIS was applied to 185 college of communication students from a University located in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. Results indicate that colleges of communication students are finding adequate teachers’ nonverbal immediacy behaviors and there are no differences between males and females level of perception.

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Küçük, M. (2016). Students’ Perception about Teachers’ Nonverbal Immediacy Behavior: A Case of Communication Sciences Faculty. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 6(December 2016 - Special Issue), 198-205. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/5653

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