This study focused on faculty members' perceptions of their advising style when interacting with undergraduate and graduate advisees. The results indicated that the highest rated styles were communicator image, impression leaving, friendly, relaxed, and attentive for both undergraduate and graduate students. The lowest rated variables were contentious, dramatic, and dominant. Male faculty members rated friendly and attentive significantly higher for undergraduate advisees than female faculty members. Members who attended the National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture meeting, 1987, rated all advising style variables significantly higher than a random sample of faculty members from a midwestern university for undergraduate students. Faculty members from the midwestern university rated all style variables significantly higher for graduate students. These and other results are reported and discussed in this paper.



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