A Study on Effectiveness of Student Professor Relationship: With Special Reference to Colleges in Bangalore

A Study on Effectiveness of Student Professor Relationship: With Special Reference to Colleges in Bangalore

V Chitra (Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, India) and Ritty Francis (St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, India)
DOI: 10.4018/IJTEPD.2018010101

Abstract

The scholastic field witnesses both teachers and students having the same purpose i.e., learning and to be successful in this they need to strive together. Teacher holds the ever-wavering mind of a student and students themselves believing that they can hold their heads with a small nudge from the outside. Every student/professor in an institution has certain relationship between them so as to achieve their objective. Student-Professor relations make them to get into the interpersonal relation which helps to adopt immediacy by each other. This type of relationship helps the student to behave positively in a college by which they support each other. This article is therefore a modest attempt to provide the subjective experience of the student-professor relationship from various frames of reference viz., psychological contract (mutual understanding between the parties who are satisfying each other's obligation), cultural intelligence, inter personal relationship faculty competency and class room management and also further it helps the professor to understand the student obligation and expectations towards their learning in-turns helps in transformative learning towards sustainable development. For this purpose, loyalty, stability, support expectation and obligation are considered as the dimensions of psychological contract, competence and class room management were considered as the dimensions of behavior whereas cultural intelligence and interpersonal relationship are considered as dimensions of sustainability. Both primary and secondary data will be collected for this study. Primary data was collected from the selected sample of teaching faculties and students whereas secondary was collected from books, journals, research articles and from conference proceedings.
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Review Of Literature

The Theory of Equilibrium Barnard’s (1938) is one of the basic foundations of the psychological contract which assumed that employees continued participation depends on adequate rewards from the organisation. Therefore, the theory sparked the idea of a give-and-take exchange underlying the employee-organisation relationship. Similarly, Social Exchange theory Blau (1964) distinguished social from economic exchange along with various aspects: specificity of contract, moment frame work and also the reciprocity. In short, economic exchange is nothing but the expectation of both employer and employee at their work place in order to fulfill the expectation within that stipulated time.

Jamieson and Thomas (1974) examined the relationship between power and conflict in the classroom and data were collected from three different level of educational institution, high school (105 students), under graduate (61 students) and graduate (41 which includes post graduate and doctoral students). The result shows the imbalance between student perceived social power the teacher further, teacher’s common use of coercive power is shown to be negatively related to student satisfaction, learning and the extent to which teacher influence transcends the classroom. Despite considerable dissatisfaction, students at all levels report relative passivity in attempting to change what occurs in the classroom (Jamieson & Kenneth, 1974).

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