ERIC Number: ED366998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Communication on Career Decision Making Anxiety.
Mandeville, Mary Y.
A pilot study investigated the relationships of career indecision, communication anxiety, and attrition of university students. Ten honors students from a college of arts and sciences were invited to a 3-day intensive focus on career decision making. The honors students reported satisfaction with the 3-day program. Information from these students was used to develop a career indecision questionnaire. The Career Anxiety and Career Indecision Questionnaire was administered to 50 students in 2 sections of the basic speech communication course at a Southwestern multi-university before the first speaking project. Results indicated that there are problems with career indecision at universities, that communication anxiety does exist, and that student attrition might be the result of these frustrations. Helping to impede student attrition caused by career indecision, communication anxiety, and lack of information and frustration is a natural undertaking for instructors in the basic speech communication course. Basic speech communication instructors have the power to guide students along positive and productive future tracks. (Contains 73 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Speech Communication Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).