The knowledge and expertise of teachers in research methodologies is fundamental to the objective of becoming research role-model for the students and fellow teachers.
At the higher education level, teachers are more effective as role-models. Given the independent nature of higher education, the impact of role-models is far reaching rather they either make or break the future academics and practices of their students.
the teachers themselves are preparing and updating themselves to be effective role-models for the learners.
The research role-models have images in the research community and a say in research-related decision-making processes of the institute /department, which is valued and respected thereby motivating the students to be effectively committed.
The purpose of this study was to examine role-model influence on the career decidedness of college students within the context of the Social Learning Theory of Career Decision-Making (SLTCDM; Krumboltz, 1981).
Specifically, the authors will investigate the role-model characteristics that help decrease career indecision among college men and women.
The mean for role-model supportiveness was 8.37 (SD=1.5, range=1-10), and the mean for quality of the role-model relationship was 4.26 (range= 1-5), indicating that participants generally felt supported by and had a high-quality relationship with their role models.