ERIC Number: ED232238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-29
Reference Count: 0
The Relationships among Organizational Communication Structures and Basic Communication Course Learning Outcomes.
Cook, John A.; Hurt, H. Thomas
A study examined the power of communication apprehension, person perception, network connectedness, and course satisfaction to predict learning outcomes in a college communication course. Subjects, 81 students from a multisection course, completed a variety of self-report instruments measuring their communication apprehension levels; perceptions of teacher attraction, character, sociability, extroversion, competence, and composure; satisfaction with the course; and perceptions of class social structure. In addition, the students' final grades in the course were recorded. Canonical correlation analysis revealed that approximately 60% of the variance in learning outcomes was accounted for by the interaction of psychological and social structures. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Dallas, TX, May 26-30, 1983).