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Cool, Easy, and Quality: Intergroup Implications for Teachers and Students From an Exploration of www.RateMyTeachers.com

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The present study examined how high school students evaluate their teachers as a function of gender and perceived easiness, using a random sample of 1,045 ratings from the website www.RateMyTeachers.com. This website allows students to rate teachers on the dimensions of clarity and helpfulness (averaged to form a measure of “overall quality”), easiness, and popularity. Results demonstrated that teacher gender moderated the relationship between perceived easiness and overall quality: Although easier teachers were generally rated as higher in quality than more difficult teachers, this association was stronger for female teachers than male teachers. Results also showed that teacher gender and easiness independently affected popularity ratings: Male teachers were voted as “cooler” than female teachers, and easier teachers were voted as “cooler” than more difficult teachers. These findings have implications for how male and female outgroup members (i.e., teachers) are stereotyped on different dimensions (i.e., competence versus interpersonal traits).

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Morrison, Kimberly. and Moreland, Jennifer. "Cool, Easy, and Quality: Intergroup Implications for Teachers and Students From an Exploration of www.RateMyTeachers.com" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Boston, MA, May 25, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p491336_index.html>

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Morrison, K. R. and Moreland, J. J. , 2011-05-25 "Cool, Easy, and Quality: Intergroup Implications for Teachers and Students From an Exploration of www.RateMyTeachers.com" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Boston, MA Online <PDF>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p491336_index.html

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Abstract: The present study examined how high school students evaluate their teachers as a function of gender and perceived easiness, using a random sample of 1,045 ratings from the website www.RateMyTeachers.com. This website allows students to rate teachers on the dimensions of clarity and helpfulness (averaged to form a measure of “overall quality”), easiness, and popularity. Results demonstrated that teacher gender moderated the relationship between perceived easiness and overall quality: Although easier teachers were generally rated as higher in quality than more difficult teachers, this association was stronger for female teachers than male teachers. Results also showed that teacher gender and easiness independently affected popularity ratings: Male teachers were voted as “cooler” than female teachers, and easier teachers were voted as “cooler” than more difficult teachers. These findings have implications for how male and female outgroup members (i.e., teachers) are stereotyped on different dimensions (i.e., competence versus interpersonal traits).


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