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ERIC Number: ED114878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 17
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Student Needs Assessment: Testing for Verbal Reticence.
Danielson, Gwenn M.
The major objective of this study was to identify verbally reticent (V.R.) students in the community college population, beginning with first-term speech students. A total of 527 students enrolled in first-term daytime speech classes completed the V.R. Scale (Verbal Reticence Test Developed by Myron W. Lustig) during the first week of classes. Results showed that, as a group, community college students are more reluctant to engage in various kinds of verbal behavior than students enrolled in large four-year universities; that the higher students' grade point averages, the less reticent they are likely to be; that the newer a student is to the college environment, the more likely it is that verbal restraint will manifest itself; and that vocational-technical students lack the same level of self-assurance held by students intending to obtain associate or bachelor's degrees. A copy of the V.R. Scale and tables of findings are included. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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