The Qualities that students respect in their teachers: does ethnicity matter?

Rachel Baskerville, Elaine Evans, Shirley Gillett, Kate Wynn-Williams

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This paper is part of a broader research project that explores how distinctions in attitudes around the concept of respect contribute to students’ perceptions of teacher authority and teaching quality in business schools. The data is derived from a survey administered to students in first year accounting subjects in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The research question is: does the ethnicity of students affect the qualities and attributes they respect in their teachers? The study finds that the survey responses suggest ethnicity impacts in unexpected ways on the different qualities that students respect in their teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference, 2010
Subtitle of host publicationprogram
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT University
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventRMIT Accounting Educators' Conference - Melbourne
Duration: 14 Nov 201014 Nov 2010


ConferenceRMIT Accounting Educators' Conference


  • respect
  • student perceptions
  • ethnicity
  • teacher attributes
  • teacher qualities


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