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dc.contributor.authorBergan-Roller, Heather E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaDue, Nicole D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSamonds, Karen E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSantuzzi, Alecia M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCline, Christinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-07T16:45:36Z
dc.date.available2021-12-07T16:45:36Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationCline, C., Santuzzi, A. M., Samonds, K. E., LaDue, N., & Bergan‐Roller, H. E. (2021). Assessing How Students Value Learning Communication Skills in an Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Course. Anatomical Sciences Education.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/24322
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cline, C., Santuzzi, A. M., Samonds, K. E., LaDue, N., & Bergan‐Roller, H. E. (2021). Assessing How Students Value Learning Communication Skills in an Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Course. Anatomical Sciences Education, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.2144. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.en_US
dc.description.abstractStudents, particularly those in STEM and healthcare-related programs, should develop proficient interpersonal skills, including communication. To help students develop effective communication skills, instructors need to consider the value students give to learning these skills. The Student Attitudes Toward Communication Skills Survey (SATCSS) was developed to measure how undergraduate students value learning communication skills based on Expectancy-Value Theory across three modes of communication (verbal, written, non-verbal). The survey was given to students interested in healthcare professions and enrolled in an undergraduate anatomy and physiology course (n = 233) at a Midwest research active university. The survey showed evidence of validity, measuring two components: Value to Profession (attainment and utility value) and Value to Self (intrinsic value and cost). There was a significant difference in sub-scores among the four task values such that students thought that learning communication skills was important and relevant (high attainment and utility value) but not interesting (low intrinsic value) and costly. Students with high total scores valued communication skills across all four task values. As total value scores decreased, it was first due to students finding learning communication skills to be time prohibitive and then a lack of interest in learning communication skills. Based on these results, it is recommended that instructors incorporate communication skills training into content that is already part of their anatomy and physiology course to reduce time concerns. Additional recommendations include using reflective activities and humor to increase student interest.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAnatomical Sciences Educationen_US
dc.subjectundergraduate anatomy and physiologyen_US
dc.subjectcommunication skillsen_US
dc.subjectexpectancy-value theoryen_US
dc.subjecttask valueen_US
dc.subjectnon-technical skillsen_US
dc.titleAssessing How Students Value Learning Communication Skills in an Undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology Courseen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_US


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