Ethics of Teaching: Beliefs and Behaviors of Community College Faculty Page: 51
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sexually attracted to you." 4) Becoming sexually involved with a
student 5) Being sexually attracted to a student 6) Making
deliberate or repeated sexual comments, gestures, or physical
contact that is unwanted by student 7) Engaging in sexual
fantasies about students 8) Engaging in a sexual relationship
with another faculty member within your department who is the
same rank 9) Engaging in a sexual relationship with another
faculty member who is of higher or lower rank than you 10)
Becoming sexually involved with a student after he or she has
completed your course and the grade has been filed.
The ten behaviors considered to be sexual were selected
apriori based on the results of the Tabachnick et al. (1991)
study. In their study, the data showed the majority of
difference in teaching practice for males and females in this
category (i.e. behavior of a sexual nature).
The mean responses on the likert scale of 1-5 with 1 =
never to 5= always, were overall quite low. [See Table #4,
Appendix A, page 89]. There were only three items that showed
average ratings at the 2.0. or higher level. Most averaged
slightly above the 1.0 level (i.e. "never") by both groups.
Using a T-Test for independent samples (p < 05). the data showed
eight of the ten behaviors as significantly different.
Interestingly, in all of the instances of significant difference
except on the item, hugging a student, women reported more often
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