An Investigation of Trait, Context and State Communication Apprehension between Freshmen and Sophomore College Students in England.Report as inadecuate




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A study involving 108 freshmen and 109 sophomores enrolled in business communication classes at Portsmouth Polytechnic Institute in England examined the following questions: (1) Will there be significant differences between the means of freshmen and sophomores from England in rating trait-CA (communication apprehension), context-CA, and state-CA variables? (2) Will there be significant differences between the mean of biological gender groups and among the means of psychological gender groups, or interaction effects between the independent variables in rating context-CA variables, trait-CA variables, and state-CA variables?; and (3) What are the relationships among trait-CA, context-CA and state-CA variables for freshman students and sophomore students? Results indicated that significant differences occurred between freshman and sophomore groups for two context variables--dyadic and small group. Significant differences also occurred for the trait-CA variables. An examination of the means revealed that sophomores experience dyadic, small group, and trait-CA significantly more frequently than freshmen. No significant differences occurred between year groups on Form State scores. An interpretation of the results seems to indicate that sophomore students are significantly more apprehensive on the variables. (Contains six tables of data and 10 references.) (TB)

Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Speech Communication











Author: McDowell, Earl E.; McEwan, Tom

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12476&id=ED379694







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