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ERIC Number: ED137886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Predictors of Interpersonal Communication Apprehension in the Acquaintance Context.
Snavely, William B.; And Others
Seventy-eight subjects between the ages of 19 and 76 participated in a study to determine which characteristics of interaction with acquaintances discriminate between people with high degrees of communication apprehension and those with low degrees of communication apprehension. Subjects rated themselves for self-esteem and rated the degree of similarity and of liking between themselves and an acquaintance. The results of a discriminant analysis indicated that liking, background similarity, and self-esteem were significant predictors of communication apprehension and provided reasonably accurate classification of individuals with high and with low interpersonal communication apprehension. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (62nd, San Francisco, December 27-30, 1976)