ERIC Number: ED206033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Source and Receiver Apprehension between United States and Australian Students at the High School and College Levels.
McDowell, Earl E.; And Others
A study investigated listening and oral communication apprehension in high school and college students from the United States and Australia. The subjects were 355 students from the United States (133 high school females, 109 high school males, 65 college females, and 46 college males), and 339 students from Australia (73 high school females, 91 high school males, 112 college females, and 63 college males). The results revealed significant differences between high school students from the United States and Australia on the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension and on the Receiver Apprehension Test. Similar results occurred when analyzing the college data. The findings indicated Australian high school and college students had greater listening apprehension than students from the United States. High school students from the United States and college students from Australia had higher oral communication apprehension scores. Overall, females from both countries were more apprehensive than were males. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (31st, Minneapolis, MN, May 21-25, 1981).