Effects of perceived professor deception on students' competence, attitudes, and rapport
Student-teacher relationships are one of the most vital predictors in determining academic performance at a college (Yoon, 2002). Sánchez and colleagues (2011) found the second highest factor for student’s perspective of the professors’ role in a university is affected by the student-teacher relationship capabilities on the professors’ end. A notable importance is what would happen if the professor began to disrupt this relationship between them and the students by lying to them. Lies can actively cause distrust between the professor and students. Schweitzer, Hershey and Bradlow (2004) demonstrated that trust between people could not fully recover from the damage of deception between those individuals. This distrust from deception can negatively affect attitudes. Overall results indicate that students have negative specific attitudes towards deception.