The expressiveness of a university professor in his classroom performance: analysis of verbal resources and implications for nursing

Cristiane Conceição Romano, Liliana Amorim Alves, Iara Aparecida de Oliveira Secco, Lilian Neto Aguiar Ricz, Maria Lúcia do Carmo Cruz Robazzi
Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem 2011, 19 (5): 1188-96
Expressiveness is the ability of individuals to make their thoughts alive through language and body, effectively transmitting information. This study investigated the expressiveness of a university professor during nursing classes in relation to verbal resources from the perspective of students. This descriptive and quantitative study was carried out in a Higher Education Institution using specific instruments to assess expressiveness. The professor's class was video recorded and the video was first assessed by three speech and language experts and later assessed by 141 students with whom he had no previous contact. The results reveal that students and experts agreed in relation to the professors' expressive skills, which proved the ability of students to evaluate this communication skill.

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