Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jbep

Determinants of Student Evaluation of Teaching: Evidence from Turkey
Z. Bilgen Susanlı, Mehmet Kaytaz

This paper analyzes the relationship between expected grades and student evaluations of teaching in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Işık University from Fall 2007 to Spring 2013. Findings indicate that there is a positive and significant association between student evaluations of teaching and expected grades. This result is robust to controlling for instructor and course fixed effects. Results using student-level data also suggest that student evaluations of teaching are negatively associated with the variance of the expected grades within a class. This is consistent with the hypothesis that students are risk averse and prefer less uncertainty about their expected course grades.

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