ERIC Number: ED248545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Conceptualizing Communication Competence: Directions for Research and Instruction.
Rubin, Rebecca B.
Guided by the belief that impressions of communication competence are based on observations of behavior appropriate to a particular context and on inferences about others' capabilities and motivations, a study was undertaken to (1) examine the relationship between self perceptions and other perceptions, (2) discover the role of motivation in behavior manifestation, and (3) examine the impact of knowledge on impressions of communication competence. Forty-one college students were asked to complete a 25-item version of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (a self-report measure) and the Communication Competence Self-Report Questionnaire (a 38-item measure of behavioral ability). To derive a measure of communication competence, students were asked to complete the Communication Competency Assessment Instrument. Results showed that all students did not perceive their behavior as others perceived them. Students seemed to have a somewhat accurate view of their ability to defend and express a point of view, but a somewhat inaccurate view of their introduction behaviors. Little or no relationship existed between knowledge and self-reported competence and between knowledge and motivation. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (69th, Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983).