Teaching Behavior Inventory at the College of Nursing, Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Comparative Survey

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs today. Students and teachers may have different views depending on their background, styles, goals, and needs. This study aims to determine and compare the inventory of teaching behavior as rated by students and teachers. Methods: A questionnaire formulated by Murray (1983) and modified by the researchers was administered to 56 students and 12 teachers at the College of Nursing of Qassim University. The response rate was 85.3%. Results: Differences in ranking were not significant on enthusiasm, pacing, interaction, rapport, and clarity. High statistical significance was found in organization and speech. A remarkable difference in ranking was obtained in disclosure. Conclusions: Various factors are associated with the students' and faculty's views of effective teaching behaviors.

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